Olympic National Park Travel Guide

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Getting Around Olympic National Park

The best way to get around Olympic National Park is by car. Since the park spans nearly 1 million acres, it's impossible to cover much ground on foot, though you can take a bus to some spots.

To reach Olympic National Park, many visitors fly into the Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA), which sits about 130 miles east. Car rentals are abundant at the airport and surrounding area. Alternatively, Dungeness Bus Line, operated by Olympic Bus Lines, serves the Puget Sound area and provides service from the airport to Sequim and Port Angeles (among other towns). From there, you can use the Clallam Transit System to get to popular park destinations along the northern section of Highway 101.

Car You can reach Olympic National Park via the Interstate 5 corridor or by any one of the state roadways. Once you arrive on the Olympic Peninsula, connect to Highway 101 to reach any destination in and around Olympic National Park. You can check current road conditions on the NPS website.
Bus

The Dungeness Bus Line, operated by Olympic Bus Lines, serves the Greater Puget Sound area. The Dungeness Bus line provides service from the Seattle airport to Kingston, Edmonds, Discovery Bay, Sequim and Port Angeles. Fares start at $32 and the bus runs twice a day. Meanwhile, the Clallam Transit System runs a bus line in and around Clallam County serving Port Angeles, Sequim and Forks, as well as some Olympic National Park destinations along the northern section of Highway 101. Routes run all day with fares starting at $1 ($3 for a full-day pass). However, it can be confusing to decipher the routes if you aren't familiar with the area. Ask an attendant for advice.

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