Thursday, July 20, 2006

Transportation within Seattle

Seattle has a great public transportation system, the Seattle Metro. It gets you around downtown Seattle for free within the free-ride zone. Otherwise any trip within the city for a duration of 1.5 to 2 hours costs you $1.25. On the weekends they also have an all-day pass for only $2.50.
On their website you can enter a starting location and a destination and they will show you how to best get there: Metro TripPlanner.

However, our wedding will take place in one of the more remote areas of Seattle and you will need about 15 minutes by car to get from ceremony to reception. While it is possible to do all this by bus, it might not be the best use of your time here. So it might be a good idea to rent a car at least for the day of the wedding.

Many of you will know others that will be in town, as well. Maybe you can share?

All major car rental companies have several locations around downtown Seattle, most of them at the airport as well. Be warned though that some companies charge as much as 100% more if you rent at the airport. It's worth it to compare. The AVIS office downtown is very easily accessible and right in the downtown shopping district.

If you were to take public transportation from the airport to Seattle, there are Metro busses #174 or #194 (express bus) or the Grayline Seattle Downtown Airporter, which provides fast, comfy transport diretly to most major hotels in downtown.


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