For Visitors


For help with transportation, contact Guest Services.

Shuttles for Patients and Families

Guest Services shuttle

We provide free, wheelchair-accessible transportationto and from the hospital main campus or the Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center for patients and families traveling through Seattle’s:

  • Sea-Tac Airport
  • Amtrak train station
  • Ferry terminals
  • Boeing Field
  • Greyhound bus station
  • Bolt Bus stop

Contact: 206-987-RIDE (7433) or email at least 24 hours before you need a ride.

For transporation options between the hospital main campus (Seattle) and other Seattle Children's locations, call 206-987-9330.

Ronald McDonald House shuttle

Provides transportation between Seattle Children’s main campus in Seattle  and the Ronald McDonald House.

Call: 206-987-2030 at least 30 minutes before you need a ride.

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) shuttle

Provides transportation between Seattle Children’s main campus in Seattle, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Fred Hutch and the University of Washington Medical Center. The shuttle leaves every hour from the Ocean 8 entrance.

Local Resources

Resources listed are based on availability. Inclusion does not imply endorsement. Call to verify services.

Bus and Washington State Ferries

Car sharing

Rental cars

  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 206-729-4580
  • Budget, 206-525-2534 *
  • Dollar Rent A Car, 206-682-1316* W
    • Dollar does not pick up from the hospital main campus (Seattle), but will pay a portion of your cab fare from the hospital to Dollar.
    • Seattle Children’s offers free valet Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Taxi cabs and car services

Car seats and wheelchairs:

* Car seats may be available upon request (usually only one per car). Call ahead.
W Wheelchair-accessible vehicles may be available upon request. Call ahead.

Airport shuttles

You can also use Seattle Children's Guest Services shuttle, taxis, Uber and Lyft to and from Sea-Tac Airport.

Medicaid Transportation

Medicaid-approved families may qualify for taxi rides, bus tickets, or gas vouchers.

  • If you are at home, call your Medicaid transportation broker at least 5 days before your visit.
  • If you are already at our campus, stop by the transportation desk on Ocean 8 between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Call: Seattle Children’s Social Work at 206-987-2760, option 7.

Free Air Transportation

For information about free air transportation for patients with financial need, call Social Work at 206-987-2760, option 7. Here are some other organizations: