From SeaTac Airport

The 11th Avenue Inn is located next to Downtown Seattle. Both the Inn and Downtown Seattle are 15 miles north of Seattle-Tacoma Airport (AKA Sea-Tac or SEA). This is the major airport near the City of Seattle.

You can travel to the Inn by taking the light-rail train from the Airport Station to the Capitol Hill Station, and then walk 2 blocks to the Inn.  The fare is $3, and the train trip takes 40 minutes.  If you rent a car or take a taxi, the drive to our Inn is 20 - 40 minutes, depending on traffic. Taxi fare is about $45.  Lyft, Uber, and Wingz are also options.

Take the Train

The 11th Avenue Inn is 2 blocks, a 2 minute walk, from the Capitol Hill Station.  The train ride from the Airport Station to the Captol Hill Station is $3 per person and takes 40 minutes.    The train operates from 6AM-Midnight every day with an average frequency of 10 minutes. For exact schedule and more info, please visit

From the airport terminal, follow signs to Light Rail Train. It’s a ¼ mile covered outdoor walk from the terminal to the train station.  At the train station, buy a $3 ticket to the Capitol Hill Station using credit card or cash at one of the ticket vending machines. Follow signs to board trains northbound to Seattle / University of Washington. Ride the train to the Capitol Hill Station. Exit the station by following signs to the Broadway / E John St exit, and by going up the escalators to your right as you exit the train.  Depart the station at street level, turn right onto East John St, and walk 2 blocks east along East John St,  away from Broadway. Turn right onto 11h Avenue East. The Inn is a gold house a black iron fence and lots of trees in front on the west side of the street. The address is 121 11th Avenue East.  Please call the number posted on the front door, and we'll be with you shortly.

Driving a Rental Car

Shuttle buses operate 24 hours a day between the main terminal and the off-site rental car facility. The two shuttle passenger pick-up areas are located outside baggage claim at the north and south ends of the main terminal.  Exit the sliding glass doors near baggage carousels #1 or #15,  and walk to one of the two designated shuttle bus pick-up areas. Shuttle buses depart frequently for the 5 minute ride to the rental car facility.

After to you get your car, follow signs to Freeways / I-5 North (Seattle). If using GPS, enter "121 11th Avenue East". Do not enter simply "121 11th Avenue," or you will be guided to a different part of town. Make sure you add “East” to the street name. Take I-5 North heading towards Seattle for about 10 miles. As I-5 starts to tunnel under downtown Seattle, quickly get over to the right lane and take Exit 166 - Olive Way. Follow Olive Way up the hill, through 5 traffic lights, and across Broadway. As you cross Broadway, the street name changes from Olive Way to East John Street. Take the 2nd right after Broadway onto 11th Avenue East. The Inn is the 2nd house on the right. It’s a big gold house behind a small grove of trees. The gravel driveway is on the far (south) side of the house. Swing out wide to turn in. Drive down the driveway and take one of the parking spots behind the Inn. Please call the number posted on the front door, and we'll be with you shortly.

Take a Taxi

A taxi ride from airport to the Inn is 15 miles, takes 20 - 40 minutes depending upon traffic, and costs about $45. From the terminal / baggage claim, follow the signs for "Ground Transportation" to the third floor of the parking garage. The ground transportation signs will also direct you to the taxi stand. Direct the taxi driver to 121 11th Avenue East on Capitol Hill in Seattle. This is 11th Avenue East between East John and East Denny. This should be plenty of information for the taxi driver. The taxi driver will take the Madison Street exit or Olive Way exit. The Inn is a big gold house behind a small grove of trees.

Lyft, Uber, Wingz

After you have arranged for your ride, proceed to the parking garage Ground Transportation Plaza on the 3rd floor. Follow the signs to the TNC/Rideshare pickup area. Your driver will be waiting in the pickup area.

Take a Shared Van Service

Shuttle Express is the airport's shared ride van service. 2016 rate is $37 for one passenger, $43 for two, $49 for three, etc. Shuttles run almost continuously around the clock, usually every 15 minutes, with scheduled departure and arrival times. More information and reservations at or 425-981-7000. Follow the "Ground Transportation" signs to the Ground Transportation Information Booth located on the third floor of the Parking Garage to make arrangements. No advance reservation necessary.

Take a Town Car or Limousine

Stationed at the airport, STILA (Seattle Tacoma International Limo Association) offers town cars, SUVs, and stretch limos and picks up passengers either at the curb outside of Baggage Claim or on the third floor of the parking garage. To arrange for a limousine or town car, use the touch screen to access "Ground Transportation" on any of the Travelers' Information Boards in Baggage Claim (located near the escalators), use curbside phones, or go to the Ground Transportation Booth on the third floor of the parking garage. You can also contact STILA at (206) 930-1966. Fares seem to be $60-$80. Shuttle Express (see above) also offers town car and limo service in the same price range, maybe a little higher.