- From Interstate 5 (I-5) Everett is accessed from exits #186 ("128th St SW") through #198 ("WA-529 West Broadway") along I-5. To get to downtown from the northbound lanes, exit off at Exit #193 ("WA-529 Pacific Ave City Center"). From the southbound lanes exit off of Exit #194 ("US-2 Wenatchee/Everett Ave") and follow signs towards Everett Ave.
- From Interstate 405 (I-405) follow signs towards I-5 North towards Everett or continue on the freeway which becomes WA-525 towards the Mukilteo Ferry. From I-5, I-405 is off of Exit #182.
- US Hwy 2 begins and ends in downtown Everett going east towards Stevens Pass, Fort Leavenworth (in the North Cascades), Wenatchee, Ephrata and Spokane in Eastern Washington. From I-5, US Hwy 2 is accessed from Exit #194 from both directions.
Both the Sound Transit Sounder and Amtrak operate from the same station at the Everett Station at 3201 Smith Ave. The waiting area and ticketing desk for Amtrak are in the lobby of the building while the ticket machines and the Orca Card transponders for the Sound Transit Sounder trains are inside the building and out at the loading platform:
- Sound Transit Sounder, Everett Station (First platform behind and south of the building. Loading platform can also be accessed directly from the bus transit center (south of the building) without going through the building.). Sound Transit operates commuter trains down to Seattle in the morning and up to Everett via Edmonds and Mukilteo in the afternons. They also operate additional trains for the Mariners and Seahawks home events.
- Amtrak, (ticket desk & waiting room) Everett Station @ 3201 S Smith Ave (Second platform from behind the building. There are designated paths to allow passengers to walk across the first track from the building to the second platform.). The following Amtrak routes serve Everett:
- Amtrak Cascades... runs between between Seattle and Vancouver 2x daily serving Edmonds, Everett, Stanwood, Mt Vernon & Bellingham and from Seattle to Portland 4x daily with 2x daily trains between Portland and Eugene. Additional service from Seattle to Vancouver and from Portland to Eugene are provided on the Amtrak Thruway Bus.
- Empire Builder makes an once daily trip in each direction between Seattle and Chicago via Edmonds, Everett, Leavenworth, Wenatchee, Ephrata and Spokane. In Spokane, the eastbound train is joined (or split going westbound) with another branch of the route coming from Portland to continue east towards Chicago.
The bus transit center for Sound Transit, Community Transit, Everett Transit and Skagit Transit is located next to the Everett Station Building (3201 S Smith) at the southside. Greyhound and Northwestern Trailways' ticket desks and waiting area are in the lobby, inside the building while their buses use Bays A1 & A2 in the bus transit center:
- Community Transit, ☎ +1 425 348-7100. goes out to the surrounding cities and towns of Arlington (#201/202), Aurora Village in Shoreline (Swift); Bothell (#105/106 from Mariner P&R); Edmonds (115,116,130 from Aurora Village); Goldbrier (#270); Monroe, Lynnwood (#201/202,512); Marysville (#201/202); Smoky Point (#201/202), Snohomish, Stanwood (#240 from Smoky Point), Lake Stevens (#280), Woodinville, etc. They also operate express buses to downtown Seattle (#400s) and UW (#800s) in the morning rush hour and returning to various places Snohomish County (outside of Everett) in the afternoon rush hour. adult $2.25 (local); $4.25 (S Snohomish Co to/from Seattle); $5.50 (N Snohomish to/from Seattle) and is part of the regional Orca payment system..
- Greyhound, (ticket desk) Everett Station @ 3201 S Smith Ave, Suite #103 (Ticket desk inside the building, bus stop at Bay A1), ☎ +1 425 252-2143, toll-free: +1 800 231 2222. 9AM-11:30AM & 2PM-5:30PM daily. Travels primarily on Interstate 5 between Seattle, Everett, Mount Vernon, Bellingham and Vancouver BC. Passengers transfer to other buses in Seattle and Vancouver to get to additional destinations.
- Island Transit (Bay A4 in Everett Station), ☎ +1 360 678-7771. Operates buses in and around Whidbey Island and Camano Island. Nearest transfer points to Island Transit from Everett are at the Clinton Ferry Terminal (to Rt #1 & 58) and Stanwood (To Rt #3).
- King County Metro, ☎ +1 206 553-3000. Operates buses in and around Seattle and the surrounding cities and suburbs in King County. Nearest transfer points to King County Metro from Everett are in Aurora Village, Mountlake Terrace, Bothell and Woodinville. If using the Orca Card the fares are transferable between Everett Transit, Community Transit, Pierce Transit, Sound Transit and King County Metro.
- Northwestern Trailways (Northwest Stage Lines), (ticket desk ) Everett Station @ 3201 S Smith (Ticket desk inside the building, bus stop at Bay A2), ☎ +1 509 838-4029, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Goes east to Lake Stevens, Leavenworth, Wenatchee, Ephrata and Moses Lake, Ritzville & Spokane; and south towards Seattle and Tacoma. Passengers transfer to other buses in Wenatchee and Spokane to get to additional destinations.
- Quick Shuttle, (bus stop) Seattle Premium Outlets @ 10600 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip (bus stop is located between the administration office and the Addidas Outlet Store.), toll-free: +1 800 665-2122. Express bus between downtown Seattle and Vancouver BC. Northbound buses going to Canada only pick up passengers in the U.S. while southbound buses going to Seattle only drop off in the U.S.
- Sound Transit (Bay C1 for Rt510 & 512 southbound; Bay C2 for Rt#532 and Bay A4 for Rt510 northbound.), ☎ +1 888 889 6368. Operates express buses to downtown Seattle (Rt #510,512,513) and Bellevue (Rt #532):
- Rt#510,512 Rt #510 goes direct to downtown Seattle from the Everett Station along I-5 during the morning rush hour and return to Everett during the afternoon/evening rush hours. Bus continues north to Hewitt & Virginia Ave through downtown Everett in the other direction. Rt #512 runs the same route, in both directions, during the middle of the day, evenings and weekends only with additional stops in the South Everett Transit Station, Ash Way P&R, Lynnwood TC, Mountlake Terrace, NE 145th @ I-5 and NE 45th @ I-5 (nearest stop to UW).
- Rt#513 Rt #513 goes to downtown Seattle from Evergreen & S 79th and Eastmonk P&R in the southside of town. Transfer to Everett Transit #7 bus going northbound on Evergreen Hwy (Hwy 99) to get from Evergreen & S 79th to downtown and the Everett Station.
- Rt#532 goes down to downtown Bellevue via Ash Way P&R, Canyon Park, NE 195th @ I-405 and Totem Lake
- Skagit Transit (Bay A4). Operates an express route between Mt Vernon and Everett on Rt #90x and locally in/around Mount Vernon and Burlington in Skagit County on other routes.
Unless you have great connections to allow you to fly into and out of Everett's Paine Field the nearest airport for most people using commercial flights is at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac) (IATA: SEA) located 45mi/72km south of Everett. Sea-Tac airport serves much of the greater Seattle Metropolitan area and the Pacific NW. The next nearest airport is at Bellingham International Airport located 66mi/106km north of Everett. Options besides taxi/limo or rental car are:
- Sound Transit Link Light Rail & Rt510/512. Currently there are a no direct Sound Transit buses from Sea-Tac to Everett. The next closest option would be to take the frequent Link Light Rail from the airport to the International District (tunnel) Station and transfer to the #510 or 512 bus up to Everett. The bus stop for the #510 or 512 is at 4th Ave & Jackson, opposite side of the (old) Union Station building from the entrance/exit of the International District (tunnel) Station. If going TO the airport you can get off the 510 or 512 to the last stop at 5th & Jackson and walk across the plaza to the International District (tunnel) Station )
- BellAir Airporter, (regular bus stop) Tulalip Resort Hotel @ 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd in Marysville (Stop located at the main entrance to the hotel. Hotel located off of Exit #200 just north of Everett.), ☎ +1 866 235 5247. This will take you to points north of Everett (Bellingham, Bellingham International Airport, Marysville, Mount Vernon, Anacortes and the San Juan Islands Ferry Terminal) and down to SeaTac. Ask if they will do a special pick-up or drop off in Everett (proper). Fares are from $25 up to $70 for one way.
- ShuttleExpress, ☎ +1 425 981 7000. Operates both a shared and private shuttle service between the airport and hotels & residents within the Tacoma-Seattle-Bellevue-Everett corridor and its vicinity. Catch them at the 3rd level of the parking garage. During the morning commute hours (7-10AM), it may not be best to take this transportation if you go to downtown Seattle unless you have a lot of baggage to take care of; the more spacious Link Light Rail trains will get you there for about the same duration or even quicker. Walk-ins are allowed for trips from the airport (shared vans only), reservations necessary for trips to the airport. Downtown from $18.
- Whidbey-SeaTac Shuttle, ☎ +1 360-679-4003, toll-free: +1 877-679-4003. Nearest drop off/pick up point is at the Mulkiteo-Clinton Ferry Terminal as the shuttle/bus makes it way between Sea-Tac, Whidbey Island and Bellingham Airport.
- Everett Transit, (Bus Transit Center) 3201 S Smith (Bus stops are at Bus Bays E, F & I closest to the street.), ☎ +1 425 257-7777. Operates buses within the city of Everett, to downtown from Everett Station (all routes ask driver), to Mulkiteo (Rt#18), South Everett P&R (#29) and Mariner P&R (#2).
- Everett Performing Arts Center
- Everett Naval Station
- Memorial Stadium
- Snohomish County Historical Museum
At Paine Field, you can tour Boeing's huge assembly plant where most of their airplanes are built, as well as a few adjacent independent museums. However, if you only have time for one aviation museum on your trip, you might consider skipping this in favor of the Museum of Flight in Renton, which is much larger and engaging than the Boeing tour.
- Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo (I-5 Exit 189, WA Hwy 526 west 4 miles (6.4km), past the huge Boeing building on your right, then at the 4-way stoplight turn Left onto Paine Field Blvd and follow signs for the museum), ☎ +1 425-438-8100, toll-free: +1-888-467-4777, fax: +1 425-265-9808, e-mail: email@example.com. 8:30AM-5:30PM daily, except for a few holidays; tours start 9AM-3PM. Boeing's Everett factory is the world's largest building by interior volume. It is where the Boeing 747, 767, 777, and 787 airliners are made, making it interesting for the aviation nut, and tolerable for the rest of the family. The factory is viewed from an observation floor, leaving you a few hundred yards/meters from any aircraft, and the tour can be rather bland and commercial. No cameras or electronics allowed on the tour, not even your cell phone! Tours start from the Future of Flight Aviation Center, which has a gallery and theatre presentations which are fairly interesting, but don't take very long to view. On the observation deck of the museum, you can watch planes land and take off from the runway, with air traffic control audible on speakers; aircraft are often being tested before delivery to Boeing's customers. $15 for museum and tour ($8 for 15 years and under); $9 for museum only. Reservations recommended for tours. Must be 4 feet (122 cm) or taller. Lockers $1 (for storing items not allowed on the tour).
- Historic Flight Foundation (John T. Sessions Historic Aircraft Foundation), 10719 Bernie Webber Dr, Mukilteo, ☎ +1 425 348-3200, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tu-Su 10AM-5PM. $15, $12 senior/military, $10 youth (11-17), kids 10 and under free.
- Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th Street SW, toll-free: +1-877-FHC-3404 (342-3404). 10AM-5PM; daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Tu-Su the rest of the year. $14, $12 seniors/military, $10 youth (6-17), kids 5 and under free.
- The Museum of Flight Restoration Center, 2909 100th St. SW. 9AM-4PM; Tu-Sa June–August, Tu-Th and Sa the rest of the year. $5, $3 youth (5-17), kids 4 and under free.
- Jetty Island (10th St. and W. Marine View Dr. Then take ferry.), ☎ +1 425-257-8304. July 5 - Sept. 2, 2013 Monday - Thursday 10AM-6PM Friday & Saturday 10AM-9PM Sundays 10AM-7PM. Parking: $3, Donations of $2 per adult and $1 per child help offset maintenance and other expenses.
- Village Theater, 2710 Wetmore Ave., ☎ +1 425 257-8600. * The Village Theatre non-profit professional producing musical theatre company.. Theatre programs including KIDSTAGE, Mainstage, Village Originals and Pied Piper.
- The Everett Historical Theater (The New Everett Theatre), 2911 Colby Ave, ☎ +1 425 258-6766.
- Everett Silvertips. WHL US Division junior hockey team plays at the Comcast Areana from September till March.
- Washington Stealth. A member of the National Lacrosse League, the professional box lacrosse league of North America. Season is in winter through spring. Home games played at the Comcast Arena.
- Everett AquaSox. Are a minor league baseball team. They start in mid-June and end in early September. They play home games at Everett Memorial Stadium.
- Village Inn, 8525 Evergreen Way, ☎ +1 425 355-2525. 6AM–9PM daily. A corporate comfort food restaurant featuring breakfast all day and a selection of pies. The biscuits and gravy, and the Crepes Lorraine, are both good. Breakfast $10.
- Barney's Pastrami Dip, 5130 Evergreen Way Ste 103, ☎ +1 425 259-9078. Pastrami sandwiches, whole or half. Extremely ugly dive with one fantastic item on the menu. Fresh bread, pastrami, and dill pickles. Less than $10 for a whole sandwich and a drink. $9.
- Teriyaki Burger Stop, 3517 Rucker Ave East, ☎ +1 425 259-4291. Another great, but ugly dive in Everett. Spicy chicken is known locally as "crack chicken" because once you try it you need it on a regular basis. The menu includes burgers, teriyaki, & yakisoba. $8.
- Taste of Thai, 6600 Evergreen Way, ☎ +1 425 513-8136. Everett is loaded with Thai restaurants, and this is one of the best. Family run with great food at reasonable prices. A local favorite for the lunch specials. The custard and sticky rice desert is a treat found at few Thai restaurants. $10.
- The Majestic Cafe, 1409 Hewitt Ave, ☎ +1 425 339-2074. The Majestic Cafe accurately describes itself as "Classic.American.Food" Items like fried chicken, macaroni & cheese, and pot roast done with enough attention to detail to elevate everyday American dishes to the sublime. If only Mom's cooking really were this good! $15-$25.
- Lanna Thai, 7825 Evergreen Way, Suite B, ☎ +1 425 438-3888. Lanna Thai is upscale Thai food. The restaurant, including a full bar is beautifully appointed, and the service is uniformly good. The lunch specials are a good value, but the Pad Thai is cooked ahead and inconsistent. Good, but not great. $10-$20.
- Terezia's European Deli & Bistro, 12926 Mukilteo Speedway, ☎ +1 425 513-9846. Terezia's serves meals at four tables along with running a deli counter. Lunch is a rotating menu of three or four Central European dishes - all excellent. The paprika chicken and potato soup are particularly good. $10.
- The Totem, 4410 Rucker Ave, ☎ +1 425 252-3277. Perhaps the only real diner in Everett. The food is good and freshly prepared, with breakfast served all day. Nothing fantastic, but you won't go away hungry and the price is decent. Family owned since the '50s with a big, cheesy fake totem pole out front. $8-$15.
- Chiang Mai Thai Restaurant, 12926 Mukilteo Speedway, ☎ +1 425 423-8569. Located in a strip mall, but the interior is pleasant and inviting. Standard Thai menu, good service, and decent prices. Worth a regular visit if it's closer than Taste of Thai. $8-$15.
- Beijing Garden, 3719 Rucker Ave, ☎ +1 425 339-9319. In a town loaded with Chinese restaurants, Beijing Garden stands out as one of the best. Small and cute, with barely adequate parking. A standard Chinese restaurant menu, with very well executed dishes. The hot and sour soup is the best in the area. Lunch specials are a great value at less than $6. $8-$15.
- Scuttlebutt Brewing Co, 1524 West Marine View Dr, ☎ +1 425 257-9316. 11AM-9PM. A family friendly brewpub on the waterfront within walking distance of Naval Station Everett and the marina. Happy Hour 2-6PM Monday through Thursday.
- Best Western Cambridge Inn, 10210 Evergreen Way, ☎ +1 425 347-2555, toll-free: +1-877-488-0510, fax: +1 425 347-2554.
- Best Western Cascadia Inn, 2800 Pacific Ave, ☎ +1 425 258-4141, toll-free: +1-800-822-5876, fax: +1 425 258-4755.
- Holiday Inn, 3105 Pine St, ☎ +1 425 339-2000.
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 131 128th St Sw, ☎ +1 425 609-4000.
- Motel 6 Everett North, 10006 Evergreen Way, ☎ +1 425 347-2060, fax: +1 425 347-1529.
- Motel 6 Everett South, 224 128th Street Sw, ☎ +1 425 353-8120, fax: +1 425 347-2269.
- Seattle to the south
|Routes through Everett|
|Vancouver ← Mount Vernon ←||N S||→ Edmonds → Seattle|
|Seattle ← Edmonds ←||W E||→ Leavenworth → Spokane|
|Bellingham (Washington) ← Marysville ←||N S||→ Mukilteo → Seattle|
|END ←||W E||→ Snohomish → Wenatchee|
|END ←||N S||→ Mukilteo → Seattle|
|Coupeville ← Clinton - Mukilteo car ferry ←||N S||→ END at Jct &|