Air Travel & Transportation

Air Travel

Travel Agency
Andavo Travel
5680 Greenwood Plaza Blvd. Suite 300
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Ph: 1-866-465-7155
Ph: 303-689-7701
Fax: 303-741-6329
Ext. 8758 (Lori Martin)
lmartin 'AT' andavotravel 'DOT' com
or Ext. 8773 (Sue Pelletier)
spelletier 'AT' andavotravel 'DOT' com

Andavo Travel is a renowned travel agency that has been in business for over 25 years. They are extremely responsive, offer excellent customer service, and use the latest technology to achieve the best results for their clients. The LGC has an established relationship with Andavo, and they will assist you with solutions for the travel challenges that you may encounter during this time of rising costs, travel delays and flight cancellations. So if you are planning to use a travel agent for your travel to the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Seattle, WA, we encourage you to contact them for assistance. Of course, you can make your own travel arrangements, or use another travel agency, if you prefer.

For your convenience, Andavo has provided a Travel Request Form (Microsoft Word or PDF) for your use in requesting assistance with your air travel. Please complete the form and return it directly to Andavo via email or fax. You will be contacted with a proposed itinerary within two business days. Please note that Andavo charges a $28 transaction fee for each ticket purchased.

Travel Request Form in Microsoft Word (Doc) | Travel Request Form in PDF (PDF)

Airport Transportation

Shuttle Information

Taxi Fare
Cab fare from the SeaTac International Airport into the downtown area is approximately $33 one way.

Public Transportation
From the Seattle-Tacoma (SeaTac) International Airport to Washington State Convention & Trade Center (Regular Fare: $2.50)

Bus Service - Take Route MT 194 – Downtown Seattle from SeaTac Airport AcRd & Terminal – BAY 2 to Convention Place AcR & Tunnel AcRd – BAY E, then walk 0.3 mile South to the convention center (800 Convention Place).

From the Seattle-Tacoma (SeaTac) International Airport to Sheraton Hotel Seattle (Regular Fare: $1.75)

Bus Service - Take Route MT 194 – Downtown Seattle from SeaTac Airport AcRd & Terminal – BAY 2 to University St Sta Ac & Tunnel Sta – BAY A, then Walk 0.2 mile northeast to the hotel (1400 6th Avenue).

FREE Transit Passes for NPSG Conference Attendees!
Sound Transit is sponsoring FREE transit passes for all conference participants, over the dates of the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference! The passes will be distributed at the registration table onsite and can be used on both Light Rail and ST Express Bus Service.

Sounder Light Rail service between the SeaTac Airport and downtown Seattle will open in December 2009. Participants will be able to use their free transit passes to get to the airport from the Seattle Sheraton and Washington State Convention and Trade Center.

Other Airport Ground Transportation Information

Public Transportation (General)

Metro Bus Service

Ride-Free Zone
Want to visit Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square? You can get there for free when you take the bus. King County Metro and other regional buses serving the area currently operate a ride-free zone within the Seattle central business district – stretching from the “retail core” to Pioneer Square and the International District. Within this area, fares are not collected for any public transit service between 6 am and 7 pm.

The existing Seattle ride-free area was established to make it easier for people and buses to travel within and through the downtown area. It speeds bus travel and increases operational efficiency by allowing all-door loading and unloading and encourages transit use. Ride-free areas and other fare-free transit also enhance pedestrian mobility, support concentrated employment and population development, reduce air pollution and traffic congestion and stimulate economic activity.

As routes and services are subject to change, you may visit http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/cgi-bin/itin_page.pl to plan your trip.

Sound Transit Express Regional Bus Service
Visit http://www.soundtransit.org/ for route, schedule and fares information.

Light Rail
Sound Transit operates light rail service in the Puget Sound Region. Visit http://www.soundtransit.org/ for route, schedule and fares information.