Turing Center at University of Washington

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Contact Information & Directions

The Turing Center at the University of Washington is located in the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering. To help guide people in the Allen Center two touch-screen directories are located through the main entrance on your left.

Our mailing address is:

Turing Center
University of Washington
Box 352350
Seattle, WA 98195-2350

We may be reached by email:

Directions by Bus

Here are some directions for visiting the Turing Center by bus. Also see King County Metro Online for schedules, fares, and maps. One Bus Away, developed at UW, provides real-time bus arrival information and is available for most smart phones. Additional information and resources can be found at Commuter Services.

From Downtown Seattle

Find the nearest entrance to the bus tunnel. Take a 71, 72, or 73 express bus from any tunnel station. (There will be one of these every 10 minutes most times of day.) The fare is $2.25 ($2.50 peak hours); pay when you exit. The bus will go via Interstate 5. After you go over the high bridge over the ship canal, you're getting near UW. The bus will go down NE Campus Parkway, passing 11th Street, 12th Street, then Brooklyn Ave. Get off just after Brooklyn Avenue. (If the bus turns up University Avenue, you went a little too far; just get off at the next stop.) Continue east on NE Campus Parkway, crossing to the left-hand side of the street, and take the pedestrian bridge over 15th Avenue by the Henry Art Gallery. Pick up a campus map if you want at the Visitor Information Center on the ground floor of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Continue walking through the campus roughly southeast to the Allen Center. The Allen Center is located southeast of Drumheller Fountain, behind the Electrical Engineering Building. (Map with Allen Center location.)

From SeaTac Airport

The city bus works reasonably well from the airport. Exit the baggage claim area and turn right. Keep going past all the Gray Line stops, taxi stands, etc. At the far end is the Metro bus stop. Board a 194 express bus going north to downtown Seattle. Pay a two-zone fare as you board ($2.25 off-peak or $3.00 peak hours), and ask for a transfer. Get off at any tunnel bus station. Transfer to the 71, 72, or 73, and follow the directions above. If the tunnel is closed, transfer on 3rd Avenue to a local 71, 72, or 73 bus and proceed as above.

There are also various Gray Line, Shuttle Express, and other busses serving the airport. Gray Line will take you to various downtown hotels; Shuttle Express will take you to the door at UW or anywhere else (probably after meandering around dropping off other people).

From the East Side

A couple of relevant routes are 242 and 263 from around Microsoft and Overlake, and 271 from Bellevue Transit Center. For the 242 and 263 you have to get off at the Montlake Station and walk to campus (ten minutes), or transfer to a local bus going to campus. The 271 goes on 15th Ave, bordering the campus. Metro's trip planner can also assist you in finding the best point to point route.

From King Street Station (Amtrak or Sounder Commuter Train)

Go to the International District bus tunnel station (about a block). To get there, take the pedestrian bridge that goes over the tracks (heading east, away from the waterfront). Go by Union Station (a former train station, now offices), and continue east to the bus tunnel station (or, when closed, to a stop on 3rd). Proceed as above.

From Elsewhere

There are around fifty bus routes that go to the University -- Metro's trip planner can assist you in finding the best point to point route.


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