Seattle-Tacoma (SeaTac) Airport
Bellevue, WA is served by the SeaTac (SEA) airport. Ground transportation, including Shuttle Express, is located on the third floor of the airport parking garage, down one level from the skybridges. A public transit bus serving downtown Bellevue is available outside of the baggage claim area.
Shuttle Express is the official transportation service for CppCon 2018 and provides special rates to CppCon attendees.
Arrange for your round trip (requires two submissions) airport shuttle or any point-to-point trips with their CppCon online portal. The online form asks for a US phone number; if you do not have one, list the phone number of your hotel or the Meydenbauer Center (425-637-1020).
You can also call them at (425) 981-7000 and refer to the code CPPCON.
Taxi, Uber and Lyft
At the airport, taxis and app-based ride services pick you up from a designated location on the 3rd floor of the parking garage; just follow the signs.
The Sound Transit bus route 560 goes between SeaTac and downtown Bellevue approximately every hour on the weekends or half hour on weekdays. The trip takes about 45 minutes. The 560 serves the Bellevue Transit Center, located across the street from the Meydenbauer Center. Sound Transit Link Light Rail does not serve Bellevue.
- Coming from SeaTac to Bellevue, board outside of the baggage claim area out the doors past baggage carousel #1. The bus will let you off at the Bellevue Transit Center. (The 560 stops at two transit centers: do not get off at the Renton Transit Center.) The destination sign on the bus may be marked “Bellevue” or “Overlake” but all 560 routes stop at the Bellevue Transit Center.
- Returning from Bellevue to SeaTac, board at the Bellevue Transit Center Bay 7. The Bellevue Transit Center also offers bus service to many locations in Seattle and the Eastside. The destination sign may be marked “Westwood Vlg”.
- Sound Transit bus fare is $2.75, paid as you enter the bus. Drivers do not carry change. You can purchase an ORCA fare card (usable on all local busses and light rail) for $5 but it does not offer any discounts on fares. The “Transit Go” ticket app does not work on Sound Transit bus routes.
Public Rental Bicycles
Bellevue (and Seattle) have bikeshare bicycles available for public rental. You can locate and unlock these bikes with a phone app. Bellevue’s official bikeshare provider is LimeBike. Spin and Ofo brand bikes can also be found around town.
Most of the bicycles are electrically assisted. The cost to unlock the electrically assisted bicycles is $1, plus $0.15/min until you lock the bike. The cost for pedal-only bikes varies by provider.
- Bellevue-area bikeshares are dockless. They can be locked and left on any public right-of-way.
- Bicycles can be ridden legally on sidewalks, bicycle paths, and roads.
- Helmets are required while riding a bicycle. The helmet law is rarely enforced.
- More information about bicycling in the area is available at http://www.chooseyourwaybellevue.org/bike.