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By Public Transportation

Here are some directions for visiting the Department by bus. Also see the web pages for Metro (the local bus system) for schedules and maps.

From Downtown Seattle

Find the nearest entrance to the bus tunnel. Take a 71, 72, or 73 express bus from any tunnel station. (There will be one of these every 10 minutes most times of day.) The fare is $1.00 ($1.25 peak hours); pay when you exit. The bus will go via Interstate 5. After you go over the high bridge over the ship canal, you're getting near UW. The bus will go down NE Campus Parkway, passing 11th Street, 12th Street, then Brooklyn Ave. Get off just after Brooklyn Avenue. (If the bus turns up University Avenue, you went a little too far; just get off at the next stop.) Pick up a campus map if you want at the Visitor Information Center at the corner of University Way and NE Campus Parkway (location I-10 on the map). Continue east on NE Campus Parkway, crossing to the left-hand side of the street, and take the pedestrian bridge over 15th Avenue by the Henry Art Gallery. Continue walking through the campus south to Physics/Astronomy Building. Map. Physics/Astronomy Building is at coordinates J/K-12/13. N-Body Shop is located north west corner of Physics/Astronomy Building at 3rd floor.

From SeaTac Airport

The city bus works reasonably well from the airport. Exit the baggage claim area and turn right. Keep going past all the Gray Line stops, taxi stands, etc. At the far end is the Metro bus stop. Board a 194 express bus going north to downtown Seattle. Pay a two-zone fare as you board ($1.25 or $1.75 peak hours), and ask for a transfer. Get off at any tunnel bus station. Transfer to the 71, 72, or 73, and follow the directions above. If the tunnel is closed, transfer on 3rd Avenue to a local 71, 72, or 73 bus and proceed as above.

There are also various Gray Line, Shuttle Express, and other busses serving the airport. Gray Line will take you to various downtown hotels; Shuttle Express will take you to the door at UW or anywhere else (probably after meandering around dropping off other people).

From the East Side

See the East Side Bus Routes section of the UW bus route page. A couple of relevant routes are 242 and 263 from around Microsoft and Overlake, and 271 from Bellevue Transit Center. For the 242 and 263 you have to get off at the Montlake Station and walk to campus (10 minutes), or transfer to a local bus going to campus. The 271 goes on 15th Ave, bordering the campus.

From Amtrak

Exit the station by the stairs going up. Turn right on Jackson Street and walk one block to the International District bus tunnel station. Proceed as above.

From Elsewhere

There are around fifty bus routes that go to the University -- check the UW bus route page to see whether there is a bus from your starting point. (If you find a bus that goes onto the campus, get off at Physics/Astronomy Building bus stop)

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Seattle, WA  98195-1580
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