If you’re not up on the latest technology, you still have likely heard of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. What you may not know if how exactly they work and that they can make it extremely easy to get to the Seattle cruise port.
Uber and Lyft (along with other ride-sharing services) allow anyone to turn their own personal vehicle into a taxicab. Through an app that you download on your smartphone, riders can request a ride.
The app then matches passengers with drivers, and provides details such as how long until the driver arrives, the driver’s name and details and their phone number. All payments are taken care of through your credit card linked to the app. No cash is involved.
These ride-sharing services have soared in popularity because they make catching a ride quick and easy. You no longer have to call a cab company and wait for a ride. Instead, since there are so many Uber/Lyft drivers, someone is usually always within a few minutes of you.
In addition, drivers are rated and reviewed by riders. If a driver fails to get a good score, then they can no longer be eligible to drive for the company.
But the most enticing part is that your ride can be considerably less than a typical cab (at times up to 20% less!).
Right now Uber and Lyft are available all across the region, including Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Whether you are at the airport or spending time somewhere else in the area, you can use the apps to get a ride quickly.
Below we have the service maps for each company. If you’re in the shaded region, you should be able to get a ride to the cruise port.
As well, areas like Tacoma are also covered, just not shown on this map. Bottom line — you can use the services to get you to the port, no matter where you are.
Cost of Uber/Lyft to the Port of Seattle
So how much does it cost? We’ve put together some estimates from popular places to the cruise ports. Keep in mind these are just estimates. As well, these rates are not per person as the company’s most popular services offer rides for up to four people for the same rate.
The prices shown below are for the most basic offerings and are estimates. Need more space for traveling with a larger group? Both Uber and Lyft have services with larger cars (UberXL and Lyft XL) that can fit up to six adults. the prices are slightly higher than the basic service.
Have you used a ride-share service to get to the port? Tell us about it in the comments below.
More on Cruising From Seattle
Getting to the Port of Seattle — Transportation options from airports and the Seattle area to the cruise port. Everything you need to know to get to the port and start your vacation.
Seattle Cruise Parking — Parking at the port? We’ve got you covered with all your parking options, including costs and discounts.
Dropping Off at the Port — Dropping off passengers? Not sure where to go once you get to the port? We have turn-by-turn directions to find your cruise terminal.
Seattle Cruise Hotels — Getting in late? Leaving early? Simply need a place to rest your head? We’ve rounded up the options for places to stay near the port.