Q: Is there public transportation or a shuttle bus I can book to get from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park?
A: At this time there is no public transportation or shuttle option. The majority of visitors opt to rent a vehicle as rideshare options like Lyft and Uber or taxis tend to be cost-prohibitive and not practical for most visitors. Peruse the list of tour companies below who provide private and group tours, some tour operations include transportation to and from Mount Rainier National Park.
SPECIALIZED GROUP TOURS
Listed in alphabetical order.
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: (206) 945-2718
Private driving tours for up to 6 guests from Seattle and the Puget Sound region to Mount Rainier National Park. Tours can be completely customized to the guests’ preferences including flexible departure times. Prices start at $795/group and include transportation, taxes, and park entrance fees.
Enjoy a fun-filled, day-long tour of the breathtakingly-beautiful wonderland that is Mount Rainier National Park. Heading south from Seattle, we’ll enter through the Nisqually park entrance and continue up the scenic, winding road to the Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center at Paradise at an elevation of 5,400 ft. Picks up visitors from downtown Seattle hotels and lodging in the Seattle Southside area. PRICE: $145 Adult, $100 Child for a 10 to 12-hour experience with transportation and entrance to the park included.
Discover Nature, LLC
Tacoma, WA 98422
Discover Nature/TourMtRainier offers you a personalized guided hike or hikes that are a fun, safe exploration of one of the most iconic mountain volcanoes in North America. Diann will happily help you choose and guide you on the best trail or trails to connect and appreciate this place of awe and wonder. This tour is perfect for people with their own vehicle as we will meet at a designated trailhead or park entrance. Bring your lunch to enjoy along the trail with some of the best surroundings. After our time together, you will have the time and ability to explore more of the park; perhaps even stay to enjoy the sunset or night sky!
All of our hikes are private from 1 – 5 people with a variety of meeting times. Hiking poles and the use of binoculars are provided. Diann has over 30 years of experience guiding satisfied customers and loves spending the day sharing her love, knowledge and passion for this diverse National Park. PRICES start at $230.
Evergreen Escapes offers private and small-group tours of Mt. Rainier National Park. Our expert naturalist guides lead you on short nature walks or snowshoes amid the surrounding old-growth forests, alpine meadows, lakes, and waterfalls. You’ll learn about the ecology, geology, history, and flora and fauna of this majestic park while watching for a wide variety of wildlife. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch of local ingredients and wines, and travel in comfortable luxury vans or SUVs.
Our small group tours, with a maximum of 10 guests per guide, depart on the following days of the week (pick-up and drop-off at Downtown Seattle Hotels, the Cruise Terminal, or the Arc’Teryx retail store): Private and custom tours are available any day of the week by request. Offers transportation and guided tours from downtown Seattle to the mountain and back. PRICES start at $239.
Visit Mt. Rainier with professional, enthusiastic, and informative driver/guides. Travel in clean, comfortable 24-passenger mini-coaches with large windows, high back seats, and air-conditioning. Experience old-growth forests, wildflower-filled meadows, and thundering waterfalls on this tour of glacier-clad Mt. Rainier. Hike and walk a little, a lot, or not at all: there are options for all abilities. Enjoy lunch at a Mount Rainier cafe or buy a picnic lunch along the way. Visit the interpretive center at Paradise or Sunrise to learn even more about the mountain’s glaciers, plants, and animals. Return to Seattle through pastoral farmlands and memorable Pacific Northwest scenery. Bring a camera on this spectacular Mt. Rainier tour as well as comfortable walking shoes. Layer both warm and cool weather clothing as mountain temperatures can vary from rainy and cold to sunny and hot during a single day. Offers transportation and guided tours from downtown Seattle to the mountain and back. PRICES start at $139.