Directions to the Hostel: Driving Directions, Bus and Ferry Schedules, Shuttle Service, Trailhead Shuttles

Driving

From Port Angeles:
Take Hwy 101 South. Look for mile marker 170. The hostel is 7/10 of a mile past it on the left. Also there are two hostel signs along the highway. The first one says; "Hostel 1/4 mile". The second one is 300 feet befor the driveway, so turn left 300 feet after the second "Hostel" sign. The last place to shop for food is at Forks.
distance from Port Angeles:  79 miles& nbsp;     driving time: 1hr, 45min
 


From Seattle (Northern route):
      Take the Bainbridge Island ferry from downtown Seattle. Take route 305 out of the ferry terminal to the intersection with Hwy 3. Turn right to Hwy 104. Turn left  across the Hood Canal Bridge and continue to the intersection of Hwy 101. Turn right and drive to Port Angeles; follow the direction above ( From Port Angeles ) to arrive at the hostel .
distance to Port Angeles: 77 miles       driving time: 1hr, 15 min
 


From Seattle (Southern route):
      Take Highway I-5 South to exit 104 (Aberdeen). Drive directly to Aberdeen. Once in Aberdeen take Highway 101 North. At milepost 169 you will see a sign that says, "HOSTEL !/4 mile". Turn right 300 feet after the SECOND "HOSTEL" sign. The last place to shop for food is in Aberdeen.
distance: 195 miles       driving time: 4 hours
 


 

From SeaTac Airport:
      Use the same directions as for Seattle (southern route)
  distance: 180 miles         driving time: 4 hours
 


From Portland, Oregon:
      Take Highway I-5 North to exit 88 (route 12 west, Aberdeen). Once in Aberdeen, follow the signs for Highway 101 north. At milepost 169 you will see a sign that says "HOSTEL 1/4 mile". Turn right 300 feet after the SECOND "HOSTEL" sign. The last place to shop for food is in Aberdeen.
distance: 227 miles       driving time: 4.5 hours
 


From S easide, O regon:
    Take Highway 101 North. At milepost 169 you will see a sign that says "HOSTEL 1/4 mile". Turn right 300 feet after the SECOND "HOSTEL" sign. The last place to shop for food is in Aberdeen.
distance: 190 miles       driving time: 3.5 hours
 


Bus and Ferry Schedules: Attention; please note that many of the schedules and fares below are out of date so be sure to check with the various county transits for the most current route information.

Easy and inexpensive public transportation to The Rain Forest Hostel from:

Seattle to The Rain Forest Hostel

Southern Route- via Tacoma, Olympia and Aberdeen:
Beginning at 9th and Stewart, 2nd and Virginia, or 2nd and Union in Seattle, board the Pierce Transit #594

Monday thru Friday

Saturday Stations transfer info Bus # Fare
10:50am 10:52am Seattle to Tacoma Transfer from Pierce Transit #594X to Pierce Transit #620 at the Lakewood Mall Transit center. Pierce Transit #594X $2.50
12:25pm 12:25pm Tacoma to Olympia Transfer from Pierce Transit #620X to Grays harbor Transit #40 at the Olympia Transit Center. Pierce Transit #620X $0.25 plus Transfer pass
1:15pm 1:15pm Olympia to Aberdeen    arrive Aberdeen Station Grays Harbor Transit # 40 $2.00
3:00pm 3:00pm Aberdeen to Lake Quinault   arrive Brannon's Store Grays Harbor Transit #60 Transfer pass
4:40pm 4:40pm Lake Quinault to the Rain Forest Hostel and Forks   West Jefferson Transit $0.50

Northern Route- v ia Bainbridge Island (or Bremerton), Port Angeles &   Forks

Seattle to Port Angeles
Monday Through Friday - via Bainbridge Island

Times

   

Fare

6:20am

9:25am

3:50pm

Seattle Ferry Terminal to Bainbridge Island* Wash State Ferry

$3.75

7:05am

10:10am

4:30pm

Bainbridge Ferry Terminal to Poulsbo Kitsap Transit #90

$2.00

7:25am

10:45am

4:55pm

Poulsbo to Port Townsend** Jefferson Transit #7

$1.00

8:40am

11:55am

6:07pm

Port Townsend to Sequim Jefferson Transit #8

Transfer Pass

9:43am 12:43pm 6:40pm Sequim to Port Angeles Clallam Transit #30

$1.00

10:18am

1:18pm

7:15pm

Arrive Port Angeles   Total=$7.75
Saturday - via Bremerton
Times    

Fare

  Seattle Ferry Terminal to Bremerton   Wash State Ferry

$3.75

9:15am Bainbridge Ferry Terminal to Kitsap Mall Kitsap Transit #11

$2.00

10:00am Kitsap Mall to Poulsbo Kitsap Transit #90

Transfer Pass

10:45am Poulsbo to Port Townsend** Jefferson Transit #7

$1.00

    Note:   3 hour layover in Port Townsend
3:00pm Port Townsend to Sequim Jefferson Transit #8

Transfer Pass

4:10pm Sequim to Port Angeles Clallam Transit #30

$1.00

4:51pm Arrive Port Angeles   Total   $7.75

*The Seattle   to Bainbridge ferry runs every 30 to 50 minutes.   Times listed are those which provide the most convenient connections with buses connecting to Port Angeles.

**The Olympic Hostel (Hostelling International) is located in Port Townsend.   To stopover there, transfer to Jefferson County bus #5 and ride to the hostel in Fort Worden State Park.

Port Angeles to the Rain Forest Hostel
Monday thru Friday Saturday     Fare
5:15am 8:00am 1:00pm *5:25pm* 1:00pm Port Angeles to Forks Clallam Transit #14 $1.00
6:50am 11:00am 2:35pm 6:45pm 2:25pm Forks to the Rain Forest Hostel West Jefferson Transit $0.50
7:30am 11:35am 3:10pm 7:15pm 3:00pm Arrive Rain Forest Hostel    
*Upon boarding, inform the driver that you will need to make the Olympic Connection out of Forks.*

From SEATAC Airport to The Rain Forest Hostel

SEATAC to Tacoma

To travel to the Rain Forest Hostel via Tacoma, Olympia, and Aberdeen.

Pierce Transit #574 runs from SEATAC to the Lakewood Mall Transit Center in Tacoma.   Boarding the bus at 10:20 (or 11:20 for a tight connection) allows you to connect with Pierce Transit #620 and continue on to the Rain Forest Hostel as described in the Seattle to the Rain Forest Hostel, Southern route, described above.

 

SEATAC to Seattle Ferry Terminal

To travel to the Rain Forest Hostel via Seattle and Port Angeles.

From the roadway outside the lower level baggage claim at SEATAC airport, board King County Metro Route #194 to downtown Seattle.   This bus leaves every half hour (approximately 5 and 35 minutes after the hour)   for the 30 minute trip into Seattle.   Get off the bus at the Pioneer Square tunnel station.     From the bus stop,   walk 5 blocks west to the waterfront, then two blocks north to the   Washington State Ferry terminal at Pier 52.     A McDonalds sign located at the ferry terminal is a conspicuous landmark at the pier.

To continue on to the Rain Forest Hostel via Port Angeles and Forks, board the Bainbridge Island ferry (Bremerton Ferry on Saturdays) and follow the directions From Seattle - Northern Route above.

Victoria to The Rain Forest Hostel

Victoria to Port Angeles

MV COHO Ferry Schedule - $7.50 USD each way   -   approx. 90 minute crossing

Daily Leave
Victoria, B.C.
Arrive
Port Angeles, WA
March 8, 2001 - May 9, 2001 10:30 am
4:00 pm
12:10 pm
5:40 pm
May 10, 2001 - Oct. 9, 2001 *6:10 am*
10:30 am
3:00 pm
7:30 pm
7:50 am
12:10 am
4:40 pm
9:10 pm
Oct. 10, 2001 - Jan. 2, 2002 10:30 am
4:00 pm
12:10 pm
5:40 pm
*This trip operates May 26, 27, 28, & June 16-September 17 only*
Port Angeles to the Rain Forest Hostel
Monday thru Friday Saturday     Fare
5:15am 8:00am 1:00pm *5:25pm* 1:00pm Port Angeles to Forks Clallam Transit #14 $1.00
6:50am 11:00am 2:35pm 6:45pm 2:25pm Forks to the Rain Forest Hostel West Jefferson Transit $0.50
7:30am 11:35am 3:10pm 7:15pm 3:00pm Arrive Rain Forest Hostel    
*Upon boarding, inform the driver that you will need to make the Olympic Connection out of Forks.*
 

Seaside Oregon to The Rain Forest Hostel

Beginning at Halladay at Broadway, 5 blocks south of the Seaside Hostel (Hostelling International)
, board Empire Sunset Transit
Monday thru Friday   Stations transfer at Bus # Fare
9:10AM   Seaside, OR Astoria, 11th and Duane   101 $2.50
10:00AM   Astoria to Raymond the Raymond city park to Pacific Transit   24 $1.50 ask for a day pass
12:10PM   Raymond to Aberdeen   Aberdeen Transit Center   14 free
2:00PM   Aberdeen to North Shore @ Brannon's Store Brannon's Store     Grays Harbor Transit   40 $0.50
4:30PM   North Shore to   Rain Forest Hostel just past milepost 169       arrive at 6:30PM   Olympic Connection $0.50

 

Trailhead Shuttles and Tours for the Olympic Peninsula: We provide shuttle service for hikes to rainforests, beaches, mountains, hot springs, and glaciers. Please see the advertisement below. Currently, for the best information about trailhead pickups and drop offs, contact Chiggers Stokes: (360) 374-2444 at home or (360) 780-2007 by cell phone.


 

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