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Directions, Parking and Bus: Main Hospital Campus

Seattle Children's Main Campus Guide

  • Address:
  • 4800 Sand Point Way NE
  • Seattle WA 98105
  • Mailing Address:
  • PO Box 5371
  • Seattle WA 98145-5005
  • Telephone:
  • 206-987-2000
  • 206-987-2280 (TTY)
  • 866-987-2000 (Toll-Free)
  • 866-583-1527 (No English)
  • 206-987-2226 (Driving Directions)

Parking and Entering

All parking at Children’s is free.

main campus parking chart

To find out where the entrances and parking lots are located, see the campus map.

Disabled Parking

Disabled parking is available in Ocean parking and Emergency Department parking and on Helen Lane in front of the River entrance.

Entrance Hours

Visiting hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Learn more about our visiting policy.

River, level 3: Open 24 hours

Ocean, level 6: 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; closed weekends

Ocean, level 7:

  • 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Ocean, level 8: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday; closed weekends

Forest, level 1, Emergency Department: Open 24 hours, 365 days a year

Driving Directions

I-5 South

  • Take I-5 South to Exit 169 for NE 45th Street.
  • Turn left onto NE 45th Street.
  • Follow NE 45th Street past the University of Washington and down a large hill.
  • At the bottom of the hill, turn left at the stoplight and continue on NE 45th Street.
  • NE 45th Street will curve to the left and become Sand Point Way NE.
  • Turn right onto Penny Drive to enter Children’s campus.

I-90 West and I-5 North

  • Take I-90 West across the Mercer Island Floating Bridge.
  • Take I-5 North to Exit 169 for NE 45th Street.
  • Stay in the right lane.
  • Follow NE 45th Street past the University of Washington and down a large hill.
  • At the bottom of the hill, turn left at the stoplight and continue on NE 45th Street.
  • NE 45th Street will curve to the left and become Sand Point Way NE.
  • Turn right onto Penny Drive to enter Children’s campus.

I-82 West (from Children’s Village/Yakima and Tri-Cities)

Children’s Village

  • Take Kern Road north to 40th Avenue and turn right.
  • Take 40th Avenue and merge on to Highway 12 East.

Yakima/Tri-Cities

  • Take I-82 West to I-90 West.
  • Follow I-90 West and I-5 North directions above.

WA-520 West * 

  • Take WA-520 West over the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge.
  • Take the Montlake Boulevard E. exit.
  • Merge right onto Montlake Boulevard E. This will run into NE 45th Street.
  • Continue on NE 45th Street.
  • NE 45th Street will curve to the left and become Sand Point Way NE.
  • Turn right at Penny Drive to enter Children’s campus

* WA-520 Toll: WA-520 has a toll to cross. You will get a bill in the mail. Tolls could be up to $5 one way. Visit WSDOT.wa.gov/goodtogo.

Bus Information

King County Metro
206-553-3000

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