Olympia is on I-5 at the junction with U.S. 101, which leads north around the Olympic Peninsula. Connecting the city to the central Washington coast and Aberdeen/Hoquiam is U.S. 12/Wash. 8.
The nearest airport with scheduled service is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 54 miles north. Capital Aeroporter (tel. 800/962-3579 or 360/754-7113; www.capair.com) provides a shuttle between the airport and Olympia.
There is Amtrak (tel. 800/872-7245; www.amtrak.com) rail service to Olympia; the station is at 6600 Yelm Hwy. SE.
Contact the Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor & Convention Bureau, 809 Legion Way SE (P.O. Box 7338), Olympia, WA 98507 (tel. 877/704-7500 or 360/704-7544; www.visitolympia.com), or the State Capitol Visitor Information Center, 103 Sid Snyder Ave. SW (P.O. Box 41020), Olympia, WA 98504 (tel. 360/586-3460; www.ga.wa.gov/visitor).
Public bus service is operated by Intercity Transit (tel. 360/786-1881; www.intercitytransit.com), with free downtown shuttle buses.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.