Tri-Cities Airport (IATA: PSC) is the major airport for the Tri-Cities area (Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland), Walla Walla and the Columbia River Basin with flights from Denver, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Mesa AZ (east part of the Phoenix Metropolitan area); Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Seattle. The airport is located 3.5 mi (5.6 km) northwest of downtown Pasco off of I-182/US Hwy 12 from Exit #12B (along N 20th Ave). Major airlines serving the Tri-Cities are:
- Amtrak, Amtrak Station @ 535 N 1st Ave (N 1st Ave & Sylvester on the east side of Pasco by the railroad yard.), toll-free: +1-800-872-7245. The following are the Amtrak route serving the greater Tri-Cities area (Kennewick, Pasco & Richland):
- Amtrak Empire Builder makes a once daily trip in each direction between Portland and Spokane via Vancouver, WA; Bingen, Wishram and Pasco. The train joins (or splits going westbound) with the other branch coming from (or going to) Seattle in Spokane. Eastbound trains continue to Chicago from Spokane.
The main bus station for the greater Tri-Cities area (Kennewick, Pasco & Richland), for Greyhound and Grape Line is the same as Amtrak at 535 N 1st Ave in the east part of Pasco by the railroad tracks.
- Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation (CTUIR), (bus stops) 22nd Ave Transit Center (Pasco), Three Rivers Transit Center (Kennewick), Huntington Transfer (Kennewick) and 27th St P&R (Kennewick). They make an extra flag stop to the Amtrak/Greyhound station on request for drop off only., ☎ +1 541 429-7519. Goes down to Hermiston and Irrigon, Oregon on the "Tri Cities Trolley" route. Transfer to the "Hermiston Hopper" in Hermiston to continue to Pendleton, OR.
- Greyhound, (depot) Intermodal Station @ 535 N 1st Ave, ☎ +1 509 547-3151, toll-free: +1-800-231-2222. Travels on Interstate 90/82 (Seattle, Ellensburg, Sunnyside, Pasco and Stanford OR at I-84) and I-84/US 395/I-90 (Portland, Hood River, The Dalles, Pasco and Spokane). NOTE: Greyhound no longer go to Walla Walla but they do sell ownward tickets on the Grapeline bus to Walla Walla (See below).
- Grape Line, (bus stops) Intermodal Station @ 535 N 1st Ave; Tri-Cities Airport; Pasco Transit Center on N 22nd, ☎ +1 509 529-7442, toll-free: +1-877-433-4775. goes east along US Hwy 12 to Walla Walla
- Ben Franklin Transit, 22nd Ave Transit Center (N 22nd Ave between W Sylvester & Park Ave, behind Supermex), ☎ +1 509 735-5100. Mon-Fri 6AM-6PM; Sat 8AM-6PM. Operates fixed route buses within the Tri Cities area and to Benton City, West Richland and Prosser. They also offer a taxi feeder service to/through areas not served by regular buses from designated bus stops. $1.50 cash fare.
- Trans+Plus, (door to door shuttle, evenings and Sundays), ☎ +1 509 545-0684 (to arrange a ride). Mon-Sat 6:30PM-2AM; Sun7:30AM-6PM. Trans+Plus provides a unique, demand response, curb-to-curb service within Ben Franklin Transit’s boundary area, except for the Hanford area north of Battelle Blvd and the Prosser and Benton City areas. $3 per trip.
- Gesa Stadium, 6200 Burden (NE of of the I-182/US-12 junction w/ N Road 68 (Exit #9). Burden Blvd & Homerun Rd), ☎ +1 509 544-8789. Featuring the Tri-City Dust Devil's
- Stone Ridge Event Center, 5960 Burden (NE of of the I-182/US-12 junction w/ N Road 68 (Exit #9). Burden Blvd & N Road 60), ☎ +1 509 545-8410, fax: +1 509 545-5704.
- Trade Recreation Agricultural Center (TRAC Center), 6600 Burden Blvd (NE of of the I-182/US-12 junction w/ N Road 68 (Exit #9). Burden Blvd & Convention Pl, Next to Gesa Stadium), ☎ +1 509 543-2999, fax: +1 509 543-2998, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Franklin County Historical Society and Museum, 305 N. 4th (N 4th & W Bonneville St), ☎ +1 509 547-3714, fax: +1 509 545-2168. Tuesday – Friday, noon – 4PM.
- Sacajawea State Park and Interpretive Center, 2530 Sacajawea Park Rd, ☎ +1 509 545-2361. March 31 – November 1, 10AM-5PM daily. Sacajawea State Park is a 284-acre inland waters, day-use park at the confluence of the Snake and Columbia rivers. It features 9,100 feet of freshwater shoreline. The area is spread out with a big sky and excellent views of the two rivers as they flow together. $10–$30 motor-vehicle access fee.
- McNary National Wildlife Refuge, Administration Office @ 64 Maple Street, Burbank (A few miles southeast of Pasco on US 12), ☎ +1 509 547-4942. A haven for migrating birds. Trails and education center.
- Take a walk down the Sacajawea Heritage Trail along the Columbia River, winding for 23 miles through the tri-cities.
- The annual chile pepper festival brings an open weekend market of chiles and pepper products.
- Chinese Gardens, 1520 N. 4th (N 4th & W Ruby), ☎ +1 509 545-6324. Monday - Saturday 11AM to 10PM. Sunday noon to 10PM.
- Lee's Tahitian, 2724 W. Lewis (W Lewis & N 28th, first exit from US-395 going north after crossing the Columbia River from Kennewick.), ☎ +1 509 380-0398.
- Best Western Pasco Inn & Suites, 2811 N 20th Ave (N 20th & St Andrews Loop, down the road from the airport terminal), ☎ +1 509 543-7722, fax: +1 509 547-1144.
- Yakima is a quick drive northwest on I-82.
- The Columbia River Gorge is half an hour south, drivable on the north side along SR-14, and the south (Oregon) side along I-84.
|Routes through Pasco|
|Portland ← Vancouver ←||W E||→ Spokane → Minot|
|Yakima ← Richland ←||W E||→ Wallula → Walla Walla|
|Spokane ← Ritzville ←||N S||→ Kennewick → Burns|