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Location of the Physics/Astronomy Building

The Physics/Astronomy building is located on the North-East corner of the intersection of 15th Ave NE and NE Pacific Street. The physical address of the building is 3910 15th Ave NE  Seattle, WA 98195-1560. The Physics main office is located in C-121.

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Many visitors to the Physics Department stay at the University Inn located at 4140 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105. The Inn is within easy walking distance of the Physics/Astronomy Building and includes a complimentary breakfast. The phone number of the inn is (206) 632-5055 or (866) 866-7977. Check in is at 3 PM and check out is at noon.

Transportation from Sea-Tac Airport to the UW

Sea-Tac International Airport is located about 20 miles from the University. Driving from the airport to the University or vice-versa usually takes less than a half hour.

Sound Transit has a light rail option that goes from Sea-Tac Airport all the way to the University of Washington.  The cost is approximately $3.25 and takes about 45 minutes.  

A taxi ride from the airport to the University usually costs approximately $50. Several ride share services are available including Lyft and Uber, and generally cost somewhat less than a taxi.  The pick-up area is on the third floor of the main parking garage.

Seattle has a great bus service, refer to Metro Transit buses.

If you rent a car (or bring your own) please refer to UW Parking Services for parking permits and information.

Shuttle Express provides 24-hour door-to-door van service to and from the airport. Courtesy phones are available at Sea-Tac airport for Shuttle Express.

For more information check out the main UW Visitors Page