Getting here

Note: Some information is subject to change as the days progress. We will update you on Wednesday January 18, and Friday January 20.  Changes will be indicated in red. If you have any questions, please email womxnsmarchseattle.safety@gmail.com

We are excited to have everyone join us for the Womxn’s March on Seattle.  Organizers are working to ensure that anyone who wants to march in Seattle can!  

For locations of access points along the route, click here
For information about parking and transportation to the march (including getting from the ferry to Judkins Park), click here 
For information about disability and mobility accommodations, and family resources, click here
For information about lodging, click here 

Because of number of people who will be impacting the city, we ask that you please try to plan on carpooling and using public transportation as much as possible.  Plan ahead and give yourself the time needed to make it to your destination.  The following is a guide to help you on the day of the event.

BE Calm, BE Patient and BE Prepared.

During this process if you need assistance, please contact womxnsmarchseattle.safety@gmail.com

Access points

The route will be open, without blockades, for participants to enter or leave the march when they’d like.  For the safety of the participants, organizers request that you use the three designated access points along the route where participants can safely enter and exit with additional assistance.  Peaceful Marchers will be on hand throughout the march to escort people to these points.  See map below for location of these points.

access-points

 

Transportation

March organizers are facilitating charter busescarpools, and special discounts with Uber. Information about public transportation and  parking, shuttle, and lightrail options are below, along with information for those taking the Seattle ferry.   There are also special rates for some airlines.

Charter buses

If you live in the Bellingham area and are interested in traveling to the march via charter bus, click here.

Charter buses in the areas surrounding Seattle are completely booked.  A small effort that began in Sammamish with one bus, quickly grew to three locations (Sammamish, Issaquah, and Bellevue) and 17 buses! That window closed on 1/17 with 924 passengers. There have been efforts with a single bus from Everett, Redmond, and Duvall, but they all filled up quickly as well.  At this point, options for participants in outlying areas are:

1) sign up to carpool or use drive to a light rail station and use public transportation

2) check nextdoor.com, faith-based groups, and neighborhood groups near you for vans they may have organized, metro bus, sound transit, other carpools

3) Shuttle Express has agreed to give special pricing on 10 person vans for groups going to the March until they run out. Please contact Sara directly in their local office at 425-981-7016 or through this email: SGooch@shuttleexpress.net.

Thank you to everyone who has been so instrumental in organizing the charter buses (with a huge thank you to Cathia)!!!

 

Carpools

We are organizing carpools! If you are looking for a ride OR if you are available to give a ride, please fill out this form and we will match you with fellow marchers!

If you can OFFER a ride:  The Organizers have a carpool database for march attendees to sign up to offer or give rides. The biggest need are people who can OFFER rides.  If you plan to drive to the march and have even one space in your vehicle PLEASE sign up to offer a ride here.

If you NEED a ride:  If you are a person with a disability or who uses a portable mobility device, please fill out this form and include this special information in the notes. If you are an older adult who would need to be dropped off directly at Judkins Park, please add that in the notes.  The organizers will do their best to get you to the march!

 

Uber

Starting January 19, Uber Seattle is offering $5 off uberPOOL trips for anyone participating in the Women’s March on Seattle on Saturday, January 21.

uberPOOL enables people going to the same place at the same time to share the journey. It’s all about getting more people into fewer cars. This means cheaper rides for passengers and less traffic congestion.

Here’s how to access your discounted ride:

  1. Open the Uber app and tap ‘Payment’ then ‘Promotions’
  2. Enter the promo code WMWA2017
  3. Request an uberPOOL ride on Saturday, January 21* and the $5 discount will automatically apply

*The WMWA2017 promotion is available for uberPOOL only and will be available for rides that start or end at Judkins Park or Seattle Center on January 21 between 8 am and 4 pm. This promotion is good for new and existing users.  This code will not work before Thursday, January 19.

 

Public transportation

Note:  bus routes and schedule may change as a result of the march.  Check here before traveling. Changes will be indicated in red.
Plan your customized bus trip using the King County Trip Planner online or with the app
Find out about the Light Rail schedule and stops here.

Bus #7 – runs down Rainier
Traveling southbound: get off at the S. Charles St. stop
Traveling northbound: get off at the S. Norman St. stop
From either stop, walk (uphill) 1/2 mile east to Judkins Park.

Bus #4 – picks up near the Seattle Center (for those who want to park there) and stops along 23rd Ave about 0.1 miles away from Judkins Park
Traveling southbound: get off at S Dearborn St & 24th Ave S Stop # 12660
Traveling northbound: get off at 23rd Ave S & S Lane St Stop # 12532

Bus #48 – Northbound bus #48 picks up at the Mt. Baker Light Rail station and stops at the 23rd Ave S & S Lane St Stop # 12532
There is a lot of Light Rail parking in Tukwila for those coming from that area.  For the trip home, take the Rapid Ride ‘D’ line which picks up on Queen Anne Ave N near the Seattle Center, and take it to the Westlake light rail station (about a mile from the Seattle Center).

Bus fare – Each of the bus fares will be $2.50 (exact change required).  Transfer vouchers are valid last for about an hour.

Light Rail fare – Buy a ticket from a station where you get on, or put $10 on an Orca card to cover the two bus fares in the morning and afternoon, plus the light rail fares to Mt. Baker and back from Westlake.

 

Taking the Seattle Ferry

For the Bainbridge Island-Seattle ferry schedule, click here.
For the Bremerton-Seattle ferry schedule, click here.
For information on how to get to Judkins Park from the ferry terminal, click here.

For those who walked onto the ferry, shuttles picks up at the Seattle ferry terminal, and will be available every hour starting at 8am.

 

Parking

Below, find information on downtown parking shuttles and U-district and SeaTac parking shuttles.

Downtown Parking + Shuttles

Shuttles from the following parking areas will be available every half hour from 7am to 9:30am on the day of the march.  Additional shuttles may be made available.  Look for updates in red.

Parking lots near Seattle Center – Shuttle picks up on Mercer St. in front of McCaw Hall. This shuttle costs $7 and riders are encouraged to sign up quickly for the time slot that works bets for them here. Parking lots nearby are:

Parking at the Seattle Convention Center – Shuttle picks up in front of the Convention Center at several times.  This shuttle costs $7 and riders are encouraged to sign up quickly for the time slot that works for them here.

Parking lots near the Stadiums – Shuttle picks up on Occidental St. near Henry’s.

Parking in the Industrial District – no shuttle is available for this location.  Participants can walk to the march and join at the Jackson and Maynard access point.  Diamond Parking has offered $5 all day parking for the Womxn’s March for parking lots near the intersection of Airport Way and 6th Ave South.  Only those highlighted in the map below will have this deal.

parking-map

U-District and SeaTac Parking + Light Rail + Shuttles

Shuttles from the following light rail stations will be available every half hour from 7am to 9:30 am on the day of the march.

Parking in the U-District – park at the University of Washington parking lot near the UW light rail station and take light rail to the Chinatown/International District stop.

Parking at SeaTac – park at International Blvd. parking lot and take light rail to the Chinatown/International District stop.

Shuttle picks up at 5th Ave. S outside the bus tunnel.  We will not be providing a return shuttle to light rail stations as many participants have other plans.

 

Airlines

Alaska Air: Use discount code ECMX503 when booking online for a 7% discount on flights to Seattle between Jan. 18 – Jan. 24. Not valid for flights from Hawaii.

To use the discount code, go online to alaskaair.com and input the discount code when searching for flights. The discount code link is in the bottom left corner of the flight search box.  The discount applies to flights booked by phone, but a you will incur a  $15 per person booking fee.

United Airlines: Use discount code ZXZ8652637 when booking online for a 10% discount on flights to Seattle between Jan. 18 – Jan. 24. Not valid for flights from Japan.

To use the discount code, select “All Search Options” on the flight search page. Enter the code in “Promotions and certificates,” the last option on the expanded search page.  The discount applies to flights booked by phone, but you will incur a booking fee.

Delta Air: Use discount code NMPR9 when booking online for a 10% discount on certain flights to Seattle between Jan. 18 – Jan. 24. Valid for travel within the lower 48 states, Alaska, Hawaii and Canada.

To use the discount code, select “Book a Trip” and  “Advanced Search” at www.delta.com.   Enter the code in “Meeting Event Code.”

 

Lodging

Organizers have facilitated a network of people offering and seeking homestays.  Organizers have also secured a number of discounts on  hotels for people traveling to Seattle the weekend of the march.

Couchsurfing

Are you interested in coming to the march but would prefer to stay at someone’s home and save money on hotels? Please fill out this form and we will find you a place to stay!

Are you willing to offer your home to someone who wants to attend the march? Please fill out this form and we will arrange your home visit!

Hotels

Note: Many hotels charge for parking, but most are offering a discounted rate. Rates quoted generally are for up to 2 adults; there may be a surcharge for additional guests. When calling to make reservations, participants must ask for the Women’s March on Seattle room rate.  Below are the specials that are still active.

Hotel Sorrento – 15% off best available rates
900 Madison Street, Seattle, WA  98104
(206) 407-1301
Reservations: call (800) 426-1265
No cut-off date

Renaissance Seattle Hotel – $129
515 Madison Street, Seattle, WA  98104
(206) 583-0300
Reservations: click here