For Visitors


For help with transportation, contact Guest Services.

Shuttles at Seattle Children’s

Guest Services shuttle

Children’s provides a free van service to 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
  • Greyhound bus station

The van is wheelchair accessible.

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

Ronald McDonald House shuttle

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

Other Shuttles

While being treated at Children’s, adults and children over 40 pounds may ride employee shuttles to and from the University District, downtown and the hospital main campus.

Local Resources

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

Bus and Washington State Ferries

Car sharing

Rental car companies

  • 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, 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 3:30 p.m.

Airport shuttle companies

Taxi cab companies

  • Far West Cab, 206-622-1717 *W
  • Orange Cab, 206-522-8800 *
  • Yellow Cab, 206-622-6500 W

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.

Car and booster seats

Washington State law now requires children to ride in a car seat or booster seat until they are 8 years old or are at least 4 feet, 9 inches tall. See the booster seat flyer (PDF) for more information.

Medicaid transportation

Medicaid-approved families may qualify for taxi rides, bus tickets, or gas vouchers. Call your Medicaid transportation broker 2–5 days before your visit.

Call: Seattle Children’s Social Work Intake at 206-987-2760.

Free air transportation

Some organizations provide free air transportation to patients with financial need. To learn more:

Call: Social Work at 206-987-2760.