Transportation to Olympic National Park

By car, by bus, or by plane, Olympic National Park is easily accessible.

The most popular way to get to Olympic is to drive since you will need a car inside the park. Flying to a major airport such as Seattle-Tacoma, then renting a car for a road and ferry trip is also a favorite way to soak in some western fun on the way to the park.

Olympic National Park does not have a shuttle system. Although bus lines (Olympic Bus Lines; Clallam Transit) do connect to the park from Seattle, Sequim, and Port Angeles, they do not enter the park.

Other options for transportation include booking with a tour operator from the Seattle area or gateway towns.

Airplane in the clouds

Airports Near Olympic National Park

The closest major airport is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport about 2 hours from the park’s southeastern corner and 2.5 hours from Port Angeles. Read More...

Ferry to Bainbridge Island by Tobias Eigen via Wikimedia Commons

Riding the Ferry to Olympic National Park

The shortest route from the Seattle area to Olympic National Park requires taking a boat from Washington State Ferries. However, it may not be the fastest route. Read More...