Travel Information/Driving Directions
Getting Here from the Airport
Seattle University is located approximately 20 minutes north of Sea-Tac International Airport. Click here for a link to transportation options from the airport (left side menu lists travel options).
Guests that wish to use Shuttle Express for round-trip travel from the airport to the university and back will receive a $12.00 discount by booking through this link. Select your pick up or drop off location from the dropdown menu. Seattle University buildings are listed as "SU" followed by building name (e.g. SU-Bellarmine). We are sorry, but Seattle University does not offer shuttle service. More information on shared ride services is available at the Sea-Tac Airport website.
King County Metro (our local bus/transportation service) offers an online "Trip Planner" for its transit system. Please note that while the local buses are dependable and affordable, none of them offer extra luggage racks or storage.
Residence Hall Driving Directions and Parking
Click on the Residence Hall for driving directions to the hall and parking information. Directions are in Adobe PDF format. If you do not have an Adobe Reader, please click here to download it for free.
Teilhard de Chardin Hall
Archbishop Murphy Apartments
For useful information about staying in each of these residences, please click "Staying On Campus at Seattle University" to the left.
Driving to main Campus
Click here for driving directions to main campus from I-5, I-90 and Highway 520
If you would like detailed directions to a specific place on campus, please feel free to contact us!
Click here for a Seattle University Campus Map (PDF). A printable version is available on the right-hand side menu.
Parking on campus
For conferences (programs with overnight housing), parking may be obtained at the front desk of the residence in which they are staying. If you are commuting to a program that has overnight guests, your event organizer should let you know whether you will need to pay for parking or not.
For guests staying off campus for conferences or events, Event Organizers are expected to notify their guests of the payment options prior to advertising their event. If you are not sure what the parking arrangements are for your program, please contact the organizer of your event/conference for information.
Parking at Seattle University is regulated at all times and availability is limited during business hours from Monday through Friday during the academic year.
For events where guests will be paying individually for parking on site, permits must be purchased at the yellow pay boxes centrally located in the 12th Avenue and E. Marion Street Parking Lot (also called the "Pigott Parking Lot") or on the ground floor of the Murphy Parking Garage.
The pay boxes accept cash, Visa, and MasterCard. Visitor parking fees start at the following rates:
0-2 hours: $8.00
2-4 hours: $12.00
4-6 hours: $14.00
6-24 hours. $18.00
Seattle University is located in the First Hill neighborhood in downtown Seattle, near to the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The campus is conveniently located only seven city blocks east of Interstate 5, via the James Street exit. Click here for a regional map for a general idea of our location.
Campus Mailing Address:
901 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Conference Guests: Having Trouble Downloading Confirmation Materials from E-mail? The documents are available here:
Regular Residence Hall Accommodations
Travel information for Persons Staying in Bellarmine Hall
Useful Information for Persons Staying in Bellarmine Hall
Deluxe Residence Hall Accommodations ("Suites")
Driving Directions to Teilhard de Chardin Hall
Useful Information for Persons Staying in Teilhard de Chardin Hall
Driving Directions for persons staying in apartments
Useful Information for Persons Staying in Apartments