Getting Here

Getting here

How to Get to Issaquah, Washington

There are several ways to visit Issaquah by car. Once here, enjoy the walkability of downtown and the transit options within town and to our most popular hiking and outdoor recreation areas. There is free parking city-wide.

City of Issaquah Points of Entry

While Issaquah has a small town feel, there are many roads that lead to Issaquah. There are multiple exits off I-90 East and West bound. Refer to the list below and find the exit that works best for your travel plans.

Most Common Routes:

  • Interstate 90 Eastbound I-90 Exit 15*
  • Interstate 90 Westbound I-90 Exit 15*

Additional Points of Entry Include:

  • Issaquah-Fall City Road/ Highlands Drive I-90 Exit 18
  • NW Sammamish Road
  • Pine Lake SR Klahane 43rd Street
  • Lakemont Blvd to West Lake Sammamish SE Newport Way I-90 Exit 13 WA 900 W 17th Avenue I-90 Exit 15
  • East Lake Sammamish Parkway/Front Street I-90 Exit 17
  • E. Sunset Way I-90 Exit 18
  • Highpoint Way I-90 Exit 20
  • Preston; Fall City I-90 Exit 22
  • WA 18 W Snoqualmie Parkway I-90 Exit 25
  • Winery Road I-90 Exit 27

Transportation to Trails and Mountains

Due to the popularity of our outdoor trails, we encourage shared and alternative modes of transportation when possible.

Trailhead Direct

The Trailhead Direct transit system runs from late April through October on weekends and designated holidays. Plan your trip using the Puget Sound Trip Planner. Fares are $2.75.

Pick up Trailhead Direct at the Issaquah Transit Center and ride to:

  • Cougar Mountain Sky Country Trailhead (last departure from the trailhead to transit center 7:00pm)
  • Issaquah Alps Margaret’s Way
  • Chirico Trail-Poo Poo Point
  • High School Trail
  • East Sunset Way (last departures from all Alps trailheads estimated 6:00pm)

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Issaquah Parking

Public parking is free throughout the City of Issaquah and is plentiful in downtown with approximately 1500 spots. Gilman Village has adequate parking for shopping and dining. There is no metered parking.

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Transit Centers

Issaquah has two major transit centers:

Issaquah Transit Center

The Issaquah Transit Center is operated and maintained by Sound Transit and has 800 spots. SOV permits are available.

1050 17th Avenue NW
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Issaquah Highlands Park and Ride

The Issaquah Highlands Park and Ride is operated and maintained by King County Metro. It has 1000 parking spaces, EV charging stations and bicycle racks.

1775 Highlands Drive
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Popular Apps for Travelers

Lodging

  • Homewood Suites
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Springhill Suites
  • Motel 6

WEDDINGS, MEETINGS & GROUPS

  • Event Venues
  • Banquet Space
  • Corporate Retreats
  • Weddings

Getting Here

  • Public Transit
  • Points of Entry
  • Parking

SHOPPING & DINING

  • Downtown Issaquah
  • Grand Ridge Plaza
  • Historic Gilman Village
  • Other Retail Centers