- 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 at Exit #193 (WA-529 Pacific Ave City Center). From the southbound lanes, exit at 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 at 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.
- 1 Everett Station, 3201 Smith Avenue. 6AM-10PM. The Sound Transit Sounder and Amtrak operate from 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 afternoons. 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 twice daily serving Edmonds, Everett, Stanwood, Mt Vernon & Bellingham and from Seattle to Portland four times daily with twice-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 a 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 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:
- BellAir Airporter, (bus stop) Tulalip Resort Hotel @ 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip (bus stop, east of the front entrance to Tulalip Resort Hotel; hotel is at 88th St NE and Quil Ceda Blvd west of I-5 at Exit #200), ☏ . Goes up to Marysville, Stanwood, Burlington/Mt Vernon, Bellingham & Blaine from Seattle and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on one route and west from Burlington to La Conner & the San Juan Ferry Terminal on another.
- Community Transit, ☏ . 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), Granite Falls (#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 & Bolt Bus, (ticket desk) Everett Station @ 3201 S Smith Ave, Suite #103 (ticket desk inside the building, bus stop at Bay A1), ☏ , toll-free: . Daily 9AM-11:30AM & 2PM-5:30PM. 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. Bolt Bus connects Seattle, Everett, Bellingham and Vancouver BC with no additional stops between Everett and Bellingham.
- Island Transit Rt #412 (Bay I-2), ☏ . Camano Island to Everett Station. The next nearest connection point for Island Transit is at the Clinton Ferry Terminal, in the south end of Whidbey Island for Rt #1 to Oak Harbor; 57 South Whidbey Shuttle to Freeland (local) and 58 to Scatchet Head.
- King County Metro, ☏ . 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), ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. Goes east to Lake Stevens, Leavenworth, Wenatchee, Ephrata and Moses Lake & 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 between the administration office and the Addidas Outlet Store), toll-free: . 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), ☏ . Operates express buses to downtown Seattle (Rt #510,512,513) and Bellevue (Rt #532):
Rt#510,512 Rt #510 Downtown Everett, Everett Station, downtown Seattle during weekday rush hours. Rt #512 runs the same route, in both directions, during the middle of the day, evenings and weekends 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 downtown Seattle, 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 Ash Way P&R, Canyon Park, NE 195th @ I-405, Totem Lake P&R and Bellevue
- Skagit Transit Rt 90x (Bay A4). Express bus from Chuckanut P&R (Burlington); Skagit Station (downtown Mt Vernon) and South Mt Vernon P&R. Going north passengers can transfer to the 80x bus (co-operated by Whatcom & Skagit Transit) in Mt Vernon to continue to Bellingham by public transportation.
- 2 Paine Field (PAE IATA, also known as Snohomish County Airport) (about 8.5 miles south of Everett). Limited commercial flights from Alaska Airlines and United Airlines. Other airlines may follow suit in time as the terminal expands. The terminal, ranked one of the best regional airports in the world, has a rather cozy design with fireplaces and nice chairs and sofas, and waiter service from the restaurants available throughout the terminal (all two gates of it). Everett Transit (Rt #8) provides service to a transit hub at Seaway Transit Center and the downtown Everett Station, where buses to the region can be found.
The next nearest airport for more commercial flights with a wider array of airlines is at 3 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA IATA, "Sea-Tac" for short) 45 mi (72 km) south of Everett, which serves much of the greater Seattle Metropolitan area and the Pacific NW.
The next nearest airport is at Bellingham International Airport (BLI IATA) 66 mi (106 km) north of Everett. Alaska Airlines and Allegiant are the only airlines offering flight to/from Bellingham. Options besides taxi/limo or rental car are:
- Sound Transit Link Light Rail & Rt510/512. 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 (a is at the main entrance to the hotel, the hotel is off of Exit #200 just north of Everett), ☏ . 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, ☏ . 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, ☏ , toll-free: . 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.), ☏ . 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 Seattle's Georgetown, which is much larger and engaging than the Boeing tour.
- 1 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), ☏ , toll-free: , fax: , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. The tour, however, is rather bland, commercial, and frankly boring. The factory is viewed from an observation floor, leaving you a few hundred yards/meters from any aircraft; while the scale is impressive, there's not much action to see since aircraft are assembled very slowly and carefully. 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, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. 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: . 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), ☏ . Early July to early Sept: M-Th 10AM-6PM, F Sa 10AM-9PM, Su 10AM-7PM. Parking: $3. There is a free ferry (last return trip 5:30PM most days) –suggested donation of $2 per adult and $1 per child help offset maintenance and other expenses. Call the Jetty Island reservation line: +1 425-257-8304..
- Village Theater, 2710 Wetmore Ave., ☏ . 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, ☏ .
- Everett Silvertips. WHL US Division junior hockey team plays at Angel of the Winds Arena from September till March.
- 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.
- Barney's Pastrami Dip, 5130 Evergreen Way Ste 103, ☏ . 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, ☏ . 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.
- 1 Bhu-Ping (previously Taste of Thai), 6600 Evergreen Way (just NW of the Madison St intersection, look for the dark green sign), ☏ . M–Th 11AM-9PM, F 11AM-10PM, Sa noon-10PM, Su noon-9PM. Everett is loaded with Thai restaurants, and Taste of Thai, the predecessor here, was one of the best. Phu Ping carries that on. 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. In the back is a wonderfully well-stocked wine tasting room and store. Entrees about $12.
- Lanna Thai, 7825 Evergreen Way, Suite B, ☏ . 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, ☏ . 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, ☏ . 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 1950s with a big, cheesy fake totem pole out front. $8-15.
- Chiang Mai Thai Restaurant, 12926 Mukilteo Speedway, ☏ . It's 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, ☏ . 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.
- Major League Pizza (MLP), 2811 Colby Ave St 98201, ☏ . Baseball-themed, family-owned, large space with many large wall mounted TVs. Besides their fabulous hand tossed pizza with fresh made, family recipe, pizza. Plenty of room for a large party and it is the favorite pizza of the Everett Silvertips Ice Hockey Team. MLP pizza is also available at two locations in the Xfinity Arena a few blocks away. They use first class products in their foods such as Boar's Head meats. There are Grinders, Calzones, Breadsticks and more. Delivery is available as well.
- Scuttlebutt Brewing Co, 1524 West Marine View Dr, ☏ . 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, ☏ , toll-free: , fax: .
- Best Western Cascadia Inn, 2800 Pacific Ave, ☏ , toll-free: , fax: .
- Holiday Inn, 3105 Pine St, ☏ .
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 131 128th St Sw, ☏ .
- Motel 6 Everett North, 10006 Evergreen Way, ☏ , fax: .
- Motel 6 Everett South, 224 128th Street Sw, ☏ , fax: .
- Seattle to the south
|Routes through Everett|
|Vancouver ← Mount Vernon ←||N S||→ Edmonds → Seattle|
|Seattle ← Edmonds ←||W E||→ Leavenworth → Spokane|
|Vancouver ← 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 &|