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Transportation and Tours

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.


Listed in alphabetical order.

Bearing ToursBearing Tours

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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.



Customized Tours Customized Tours

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325 5th Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109
Toll Free: 1-888-554-8687 or 206-878-3965

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 ToursDiscover Nature, LLC

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Tacoma, WA 98422
Phone: 253-777-8226

Our small-group day tour to Mt. Rainier National Park is offered year-round all days of the week.  You will enjoy a full day in the Park that is designed and paced with your desires in mind.  Enjoy a personalized experience with your professional tour guide as you explore Mt. Rainier’s old-growth forest, waterfalls, wildlife, lakes, alpine meadows, and amazing scenery.  Learn about native trees, wildflowers, wildlife, glaciers, geology and hear about the colorful people who pioneered the creation of our Nation’s 5th oldest National Park. A delicious lunch from a local bakery is included as well as snowshoes during the snowshoe season (November – June), leg gaiters, trekking poles, the use of binoculars, and park entrance fees. Tours are 10 hours long with a maximum of 5 people (a group of 6 is possible, inquire about this possibility by calling or email) Discover Nature offers door to door service for visitors in locations in Tacoma, Elbe, and Ashford. PRICES start at $230.

Evergreen EscapesEvergreen Escapes

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Toll-Free: (206) 650-5795

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.

Tours NorthwestSeattle Tours / Tours Northwest

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Toll-Free: 1-888-293-1404 or (206) 768-1234

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.