Getting to Seaside, Oregon
From Portland International Airport (PDX)
Distance: 90 miles / Approximate time: 2 hours
The road leaving the terminal is Airport Way. Follow Airport Way to Interstate 205 South. Go south on I-205 for 3 miles to Exit 21B – Interstate 84 (Banfield Highway). Take I-84 West toward downtown Portland for 6 miles. Exit on your left to I-5 South. Take I-5 for 1.5 miles across the bridge, exiting left onto Interstate 405 North. Take I-405 for 1.5 miles to Exit 1D (right) to Highway 26 – Sunset Highway. Take Highway 26 west for 75 miles to Highway 101 at the coast. Go 1.5 miles north on Highway 101 to Seaside.
Alternate route from Portland International Airport (PDX)
Distance: 114 miles / Approximate time: 2.25 hours
Exit the airport via NE Airport Way and enter I-205 North. Travel North across bridge and into Washington. After 12 miles, merge onto I-5 North. Travel north along I-5 for 28 miles until you reach Kelso, WA. In Kelso, take Exit 36 to HWY 432 west towards Longview/Long Beach. After 2.5 miles, follow the ramp for 3rd Ave/HWY 411 towards the Industrial area/Port Longview. Turn left onto HWY 411 south/3rd Ave. After 0.5 miles, 3rd Ave merges with Industrial Way. Follow it briefly and turn left onto Oregon Way (HWY 433). Cross the bridge (welcome back to Oregon!) and then head west (right) on HWY 30 for 45 miles to Astoria. HWY 30 becomes HWY 101 at Astoria. Follow HWY 101 south through Astoria to Seaside.
Distance: 75 miles / Approximate time: 1.5 hours
Go west on Highway 26 toward “Ocean Beaches” for 72 miles to the Highway 101 junction. Go 1.5 miles north on Highway 101 to Seaside.
From I-5 North / Seattle
Distance: 210 miles / Approximate time: 3.5 hours
Take the Longview Exit #36. As you head west into Longview, stay on the main road for several miles to a set of lights. Take a left at the second light, following the signs to Oregon. You are about 70 miles from Seaside at this point. Cross the mighty Columbia River on the big bridge and head west (right) on Highway 30 for 45 miles to Astoria. Highway 30 becomes Highway 101 at Astoria. Follow Highway 101 south through Astoria to Seaside.
From I-5 South / Salem
Take exit #292 – Highway 217 – toward Beaverton. Continue 7 miles to Highway 26 – Sunset Highway. Go west on Highway 26 toward “Ocean Beaches” for 72 miles to Highway 101. Go 1.5 miles north on Highway 101 to Seaside.
By Air or By Bus
To get here by airplane
Visit the website of the Seaside Municipal Airport at seasideairport.org. Seaside’s airport is a small paved airstrip for light single engine and twin aircraft only. Contact McMinnville Flight Service Stations 122.3 at 866-833-7631.
To get here by bus
To get by bus, NorthWest POINT provides round trip motor coach service from Portland to Seaside and surrounding beach communities. You can find a complete schedule here.
Moving Along the Coast
Seaside Streetcar Trolley
Weekends from June through September, ride the Seaside Streetcar Trolley on a tour through the downtown core, to the north side of town along 12th Avenue, or south to the Cove or the trail head at Tillamook Head. The Seaside Streetcar Trolley runs hourly on Saturdays and Sundays in Seaside from 11am to 7:30pm, fare is $1 per ride.
Bus Service in Clatsop County
The Sunset Empire Transportation District (SETD) provides fixed route and paratransit services throughout selected areas of Clatsop County, and connecting to Tillamook County to the south, Pacific County (Washington) to the north, and Columbia County to the east. All services are open to the general public. Routes operate within and connect between the five incorporated cities, (Astoria, Warrenton, Gearhart, Seaside and Cannon Beach), and service along the Highway 101 and Highway 30 corridors.
Northwest Oregon Connector
The North by Northwest Connector is a coordinated regional transit system connecting five counties on the North Oregon coast. Purchase a 3-day visitor pass for $25 or 7-day visitor pass for $30 from drivers on each route. Locals may want to check into monthly passes or coupon books.
Local Car Rental
1110 SE Flightline Drive, Astoria (Warrenton)
Reservations: (503) 325-7700 or (800) 654-3131
261 West Marine Drive, Astoria
Reservations: (503) 325-6500 or (800) 261-7331
Lum’s Auto Center
1605 Ensign Lane, Warrenton
Contact: (503) 861-1144