Location & Travel


Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac) is located seventeen miles from downtown Seattle. It takes approximately 25 minutes to get from Seattle-Tacoma Airport to the city center. There are shuttles and taxis from the airport.

Air Transportation and Car Rental

Seattle – Get there for less! 

IJCAI has selected Stellar Access, Inc. (SAI) as the official event travel service. Call 1-800-929-4242 and ask for Group #428 to receive the following discounts or the lowest available fares on any other carrier:

American Airlines and United Airlines – save 5% to10% on lowest applicable fares with an additional5% off with a 60-day advance purchase. All rules and restrictions apply. Travel between July 29 – August 15, 2001.

Southwest Airlines – save 10% on everyday lowest applicable fares. All rules and restrictions apply. Travel between July 29 – August 15, 2001.

Hertz Rent A Car – rates start as low as $36/day for economy models and $159/week with unlimited free mileage.

Book Online! Pay NO Transaction Fee!

Visit the SAI Website: www.stellaraccess.com – book your reservations from the convenience of your home or office anytime, and be eligible for discounted travel rates. The system is quick and easy. Note: First time users must register and refer to Group #428. Call SAI at: 800-929-4242 / Outside US and Canada: 619-232-4298 / fax 619-232-6497. A $10 transaction fee will be applied to all tickets purchased via phone service. Reservation hours: M-F 6:30 AM – 5:00 PM Pacific Time.

When calling airlines or Hertz directly, please use the following codes:

American Airlines 1-800-433-1790
File # 6871UB
Southwest Airlines 1-800-433-5368
File # C8522
United Airlines 1-800-521-4041
ID # 549SM
Hertz Rent A Car 1-800-654-2240
CV# 02EZ0004

Ground Transportation

The following information provided is the best available at press time. Please confirm fares when making reservations.

Airport Connections

Several companies provide service from Seattle-Tacoma Airport to downtown Seattle. A sampling of companies and their one-way rates are shown below. Contact the company directly for reservations when applicable. The Washington State Convention & Trade Center is located on Interstate 5 and exit 165.


Taxis are available at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The fare from the airport to downtown Seattle is approximately $30.00.


Gray Line of Seattle
Seattle-Tacoma Airport to downtown Seattle
Fare: $8.00; $13.00 round trip


The Amtrack Station is located at Third and Jackson Streets next to the Kingdome, approximately twelve blocks from the Convention & Trade Center. For Amtrak reservations or information, call 1-800-USA RAIL or 510-238-4369

Metro Transit

Metro operates bus service throughout Seattle and King County. Schedules and routes are listed at each bus stop and can also be found at the Visitor Center in the Washington State Convention & Trade Center. Metro Transit is free within the downtown Seattle area. For information call (206) 553-3000


Parking is available at the Washington State Convention& Trade Center. The rates at press time are $4.00 for the first hour and $1.50 for each additional hour. The cost for 8 hours is $10.00 and 8-12 hours is $11.00.

Child Care

Babysitting and childcare services are available from Best Sitters Incorporated. Rates (at press time) are$54.00 for the first four hours (four-hour minimum), and $10 for each additional hour. Parking is $6.00 and any meals must be paid by the individual. Best Sitters Inc. can be reached directly at (425) 455-5533 or through the Sheraton Seattle Concierge at (206) 621-9000. This information is for your convenience, and does not represent an endorsement of Best Sitters Incorporated by IJCAI-01 sponsors.

Disclaimer: In offering American Airlines, Best Sitters Inc., Hertz Rent A Car, Hilton Seattle, The Paramount Hotel, Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Towers, Southwest Airlines, Stellar Access Inc., United Airlines, University of Washington, Washington State Convention & Trade Center, WestCoast Vance Hotel and all other service providers, (hereinafter referred to as “Supplier(s)”) for the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, the Innovative Applications Conference, RoboCup-2001, and the Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI-01 sponsors act only in the capacity of agent for the Suppliers which are the providers of the service. Because the IJCAI-01 sponsors have no control over the personnel, equipment or operations of providers of accommodations or other services included as part of the IJCAI-01, IAAI-01, RoboCup-2001 or UAI 2001 program, IJCAI-01 sponsors assume no responsibility for and will not be liable for any personal delay, inconveniences or other damage suffered by conference participants which may arise by reason of (1) any wrongful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of any Supplier or its employees, (2) any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment or instrumentality owned, operated or otherwise used by any Supplier, or (3) any wrongful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of any other party not under the control, direct or otherwise, of the IJCAI-01 sponsors.