Travel to Seattle Children’s Hospital

Seattle Children’s Hospital is guided by a strong mission of providing hope, cures and care to help children enjoy a healthy and fulfilling life. The hospital is committed to providing care, advancing innovations and treatments through research in pediatrics. It also serves as the adolescent and pediatric academic medical center for Alaska, Washington, Idaho and Montana. This means the hospital covers the widest of region compared to any other hospital in the United States.

Patients and their loved ones travel long distances in order to seek treatment and second opinions in this hospital.

Many insurance packages cover medical treatments but not travel costs. For this reason, those wishing to travel to the hospital should make proper travel arrangements to minimize the travel expenses. In case you are unable to afford travel costs on your own, you should consult our directory of charitable organizations in the USA that offer cost-free travel arrangements.

If you cannot afford travel for medical treatment, use our directory of charitable organizations that can help arrange no-cost transportation for you.

About Seattle Children’s Hospital

Seattle Children’s Hospital was ranked by U.S. News World Report as one of the best children’s hospital in the United States in their 2017 issue. This was the 25th year in a row. The hospital received country-wide rankings in 10 out of 10 evaluation areas by the report. Additionally, this is one of the six healthcare facilities in the country that have 10 programs ranked among the top 20.

The three simple words; hope, care and cure, encapsulates what we do as a health facility. The reason behind this is because the hospital brings together compassionate healthcare, ground-breaking research and bighearted philanthropists each day for the benefit of children in need.

Seattle Children’s Hospital has for more than a century, specialized in providing physical, developmental, and emotional care to children in all stages of life. The hospital provides outpatient, inpatient, diagnostic, rehabilitative, surgical, behavioral, outreach and emergency services through partnership with physicians in more than 60 subspecialties of pediatrics, without regard to whether the family will be able to pay or not.

Clinics and Programs

  • Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Craniofacial Center
  • Heart Center
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neonatology
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Transplant Center
  • Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery
  • Emergency Department
  • International Medical Services
  • Urgent Care
  • Statistics and Outcomes

Safety and Wellness

The hospital is dedicated to ensuring that families raise children well. The center provides resources such as videos, flyers and articles with the latest teen and child health, parenting and safety information. Other resources touch on prevention of injuries, nutrition, fitness and other important topics that are geared towards teen and child safety and health.

Planning Your Visit


  • Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


  • Free



  • General inquiries: 206-884-7834
  • Building reception: 206-884-7300 (for directions only)


  • Paid parking is available in surrounding garages, or on the street.

Core Services

Seattle Children’s Research Institute has core laboratories and services. These cores provide the professionals and scientists with access to modern instrumentation and technical services.

Cores are managed through a centralized division that ensures services are cost-effective, expedient and proficient. These cores include;

  • Acti-Core
  • Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Econometrics and Programming (BEEP) Core .
  • Children’s Core for Biomedical Statistics
  • Cystic Fibrosis Isolate Core
  • Flow Cytometry Core
  • Immunology Diagnostic Laboratory: A Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic Center
  • Investigational Drug Service
  • On-Site Supply Core
  • Pediatric Clinical Research Center
  • Radiology Clinical Research Imaging Core
  • Research Coordinator Core
  • Research Lab Services
  • Small Animal Tomographic Analysis Facility (SANTA) .
  • Therapeutic Cell Production Core
  • Viral Core

Getting to Seattle Children’s Hospital

By Air

You can get to Seattle Children’s Hospital from anywhere in the world by air. This is because the region is served by both local and international airports and flights. Among the airports that one can use to fly into the region and access the hospital includes the following;

  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  • Stillwater Creek Airport
  • Seattle Children’s Emergency Heliport
  • Seattle Seaplanes
  • Lake Union Heliport
  • Boeing Field

Once you are in the airport of your choice, you can then catch a cab, a rental car, airport shuttle or taxi to the hospital. Additionally, the hospital provides guest services shuttle that can be used by patients to and from the main campus of the hospital or Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center. The patients can be picked from of charge from the following departure points;

  • Seattle-Tacoma Airport
  • Amtrak train station
  • Ferry terminals
  • Boeing Field
  • Greyhound bus station
  • Bolt Bus stop

One can also get Shuttle Express from the airports. For those wishing to use taxis and cabs, you can choose from the following offering;

  • Farwest Taxi
  • Orange Cab
  • Yellow Cab
  • United for Hire
  • Bilen Transport
  • Uber
  • Lyft

If you need to fly to Seattle Children’s Hospital Stanford, use our Flight Search to find the best fares. The closest airport to Seattle Children’s Hospital Stanford with commercial service is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Seattle Children’s Hospital Stanford is around 19 miles from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Get Directions Here).

If you are flexible, or have not yet booked your appointment, use our Price Calendar to find the best days to fly and book your medical appointment accordingly.

By Public Transportation

There are quite a number of bus transportation services providers that one can choose from when traveling to Seattle Children’s Hospital by bus. These fleets of buses are provided by the following bus companies and authorities;

  • King County Metro Bus
  • Greyhound Bus
  • Washington State Ferries
  • Sound Transit Light Rail

You should be sure to check the bus schedules from the information desk. These are excellent sources of transportation options and details that will help you reach the hospital faster and safely.

  • Uber and Lyft are inexpensive and convenient options for local transportation. Click on the links to sign up with one or both of these services before your trip.
  • If you need medical transport, for example, wheelchair transportation, use our medical transport directory to find options in the San Diego area.
  • Finally, if you would prefer to book a ride in advance, use our advance ride finder.

Lodging Options for Seattle Children’s Hospital

There are many hotels and other accommodation places where persons with patients being treated at the hospital can choose from. Depending on your preferences, price and vicinity to the hospital, the region offers quite a mouthful of choices. Among the best hotels near the hospital, within a mile and arranged using vicinity to the hospital include the following;

  • Talaris Conference Center:
  • Warm and Cozy Seattle Home by RedAwning:
  • Husky Hideaway:
  • Silver Cloud Inn University:
  • Rise and Shine Ravenna:
  • Hotel Deca

Contact Seattle Children’s Hospital

  • Phone
    800-635-1432 (toll-free)