Olympic National Park Transportation

Olympic National Park is located on the Olympic Peninsula in northern Washington, near the cities of Seattle and Tacoma. Transportation is mainly done by car, though limited public transport is available. Private companies can fill in the gaps. When driving to Olympic be aware of seasonal road closures and check your route beforehand.


Please note that GPS units do not always provide accurate directions to or within Olympic. Yosemite covers over 1,400 square miles. We do not recommend using GPS units for directions in and around Olympic. If you do use a GPS unit, just keep in mind that if there’s a conflict between what the road sign says and what your GPS unit says, the road sign is almost always correct (and your GPS unit isn’t).


Directions to Olympic

The following links take you to the Olympic National Park website for more info:


Transportation Resources


Rental Cars – rental cars provide the easiest and most common way to reach the trailhead meeting locations within Olympic. See here for options: https://www.portseattle.org/sea-tac/ground-transportation/rental-car


Olympic Hiking Company Trailhead Shuttles– Olympic Hiking Co. is commercially authorized to provide guided hiking tours and trailhead shuttles throughout Olympic National Park. Each year year, our trailhead shuttle service typically serves over 500 backpackers throughout the Olympic Peninsula.


Capital Aeroporter provides a shuttle to Olympia and costs $30-$45 per person each way. Go to Capital Aeroporter or call 800-962-3579 to make reservations.


dungeness line – The best way to Port Angeles from Seattle. Provides two trips daily with direct transport from Seattle (SeaTac) Airport to Port Angeles. Adult tickets are about $42 each way.



Rocket Transportation – One of the few companies around Seattle and the Olympic Peninsula that offers transportation services to both SeaTac (Seattle Airport) and Port Angeles.



Summer Camp Transportation

Due to COVID-19, we will not be offering the Adventure Shuttle for the 2021 season.

For 2021 all of our summer camps will run from Sundays to Fridays.


Both our 6-Day Olympic High Country Adventure program (ages 13-18) and our Young Adventurer’s Program begin at the Sol Duc Trailhead at 2 pm on Sundays and end at 12-1 pm back at the Sol Duc Trailhead on Fridays (locations and times subject to permitting).


Late arrivals may be able to be coordinated if set up at least 2 weeks prior to the trip date. Please contact our office to inquire on specific dates. Late arrivals cannot be coordinated the day of the trip, as cell connection to our guides is very limited/nonexistent.


SUMMER CAMP ADVENTURE SHUTTLE – Downtown Seattle to Sol Duc Trailhead
Due to COVID-19, we will not be offering the Adventure Shuttle for the 2021 season.