The premier entertainment venue in Tacoma, Washington, the Tacoma Dome is conveniently served by several of the city's transportation options. The indoor arena is accessible between exits 133-135 of Interstate 5, one of the busiest highways on the west coast. I-5 connects all major cities between Washington state and California. In fact, Interstate 5 is the principal highway road linking Tacoma with Seattle, Washington's largest city that is located about 30 miles to the north of Tacoma. Some other major highways that pass near the Tacoma Dome include Washington State Route 509 and Washington State Route 16. Both of these highways are major corridors for car traffic in the Puget Sound area and the Seattle Metropolitan Area. The Tacoma Dome has multiple on site parking lots that can accommodate just over 1,500 vehicles. Additional parking space can be found in the nearby districts of Downtown Tacoma.
Sound Transit provides convenient public transportation to and from the Tacoma Dome. The Tacoma Link is a light rail line that runs for just over 1.5 miles through Downtown Tacoma. The light rail trains make stops at major locations such as the South 25th Station, Union Station, Convention Center Station, and Commerce Street/South 11th Station. The Sounder Tacoma-Seattle service is a commuter rail line that links Tacoma with Seattle. The commuter trains terminate at Seattle's King Street Station and make several other stops along the way in other suburban communities such as Auburn and Kent. Served by light rail and commuter rail trains, the Tacoma Dome Station is located along East 25th Street, about two blocks north of the indoor arena.
Although primarily serving the Seattle area, Sound Transit provides several bus routes such as 578 and 590 that stop in Tacoma. Otherwise, Tacoma visitors will have to get around by using the bus network operated by Pierce Transit. The Tacoma Dome station is served by multiple Pierce Transit lines such as 13, 14, 41, and more.
The Tacoma Dome is also within within walking distance from the Tacoma Amtrak Station. Located along Puyallup Avenue, the rail station is served by the Amtrak Cascades and Coast Starlight lines. These Amtrak services link Tacoma with major cities in Washington, Oregon, and California. Additionally, the long distance Amtrak rides offer amazing opportunities to view the untouched natural landscape of the western coast of the United States.
Many of Tacoma's Downtown hotels may provide free courtesy shuttle services to the Tacoma Dome, or the hotel's doorman can hail an affordable taxi ride.