Directions to the Hostel: Driving Directions, Bus and Ferry Schedules

Address:                                                     
169312 Highway 101, Forks, Washington 98331, USA









Driving

From Port Angeles:
Take Hwy 101 South. Look for mile marker 170. The hostel is 7/10 of a mile past it on the left. Also there are two hostel signs along the highway. The first one says; "Hostel 1/4 mile". The second one is 300 feet befor the driveway, so turn left 300 feet after the second "Hostel" sign. The last place to shop for food is at Forks.
distance from Port Angeles:  79 miles    driving time: 1hr, 45min
 


From Seattle (Northern route):
    Take the Bainbridge Island ferry from downtown Seattle. Take route 305 out of the ferry terminal to the intersection with Hwy 3. Turn right to Hwy 104. Turn left  across the Hood Canal Bridge and continue to the intersection of Hwy 101. Turn right and drive to Port Angeles; follow the direction above (From Port Angeles) to arrive at the hostel.
distance to Port Angeles: 77 miles    driving time: 1hr, 15 min 
 


From Seattle (Southern route):
    Take Highway I-5 South to exit 104 (Aberdeen). Drive directly to Aberdeen. Once in Aberdeen take Highway 101 North. At milepost 169 you will see a sign that says, "HOSTEL !/4 mile". Turn right 300 feet after the SECOND "HOSTEL" sign. The last place to shop for food is in Aberdeen.
distance: 195 miles    driving time: 4 hours
 


 

From SeaTac Airport:
    Use the same directions as for Seattle (southern route)
  distance: 180 miles      driving time: 4 hours
 


From Portland, Oregon:
    Take Highway I-5 North to exit 88 (route 12 west, Aberdeen). Once in Aberdeen, follow the signs for Highway 101 north. At milepost 169 you will see a sign that says "HOSTEL 1/4 mile". Turn right 300 feet after the SECOND "HOSTEL" sign. The last place to shop for food is in Aberdeen.
distance: 227 miles    driving time: 4.5 hours
 


From Seaside, Oregon:
   Take Highway 101 North. At milepost 169 you will see a sign that says "HOSTEL 1/4 mile". Turn right 300 feet after the SECOND "HOSTEL" sign. The last place to shop for food is in Aberdeen.
distance: 190 miles    driving time: 3.5 hours
 


Bus and Ferry Schedules: Attention; please note that many of the schedules and fares below are out of date so be sure to check with the various county transits for the most current route information. You can use Google Maps to find all of the most current rate and route information including travel times

Easy and inexpensive public transportation to The Rain Forest Hostel from:

Seattle to The Rain Forest Hostel

Southern Route- via Tacoma, Olympia and Aberdeen:
Beginning at 9th and Stewart, 2nd and Virginia, or 2nd and Union in Seattle,board the Pierce Transit #594

Monday thru Friday

SaturdayStationstransfer infoBus #Fare
10:50am10:52amSeattle to TacomaTransfer from Pierce Transit #594X to Pierce Transit #620 at the Lakewood Mall Transit center.Pierce Transit#594X$2.50
12:25pm12:25pmTacoma to OlympiaTransfer from Pierce Transit #620X to Grays harbor Transit #40 at the Olympia Transit Center.Pierce Transit#620X$0.25 plus Transfer pass
1:15pm1:15pmOlympia to Aberdeen  arrive Aberdeen StationGrays Harbor Transit#40$2.00
3:00pm3:00pmAberdeen to Lake Quinault arrive Brannon's StoreGrays Harbor Transit#60Transfer pass
4:40pm4:40pmLake Quinault to the Rain Forest Hostel and Forks West Jefferson Transit$0.50

Northern Route- via Bainbridge Island (or Bremerton), Port Angeles &  Forks

Seattle to Port Angeles
Monday Through Friday - via Bainbridge Island

Times

  

Fare

6:20am

9:25am

3:50pm

Seattle Ferry Terminal to Bainbridge Island*Wash State Ferry

$3.75

7:05am

10:10am

4:30pm

Bainbridge Ferry Terminal to PoulsboKitsap Transit #90

$2.00

7:25am

10:45am

4:55pm

Poulsbo to Port Townsend**Jefferson Transit #7

$1.00

8:40am

11:55am

6:07pm

Port Townsend to SequimJefferson Transit #8

Transfer Pass

9:43am12:43pm6:40pmSequim to Port AngelesClallam Transit #30

$1.00

10:18am

1:18pm

7:15pm

Arrive Port Angeles Total=$7.75
Saturday - via Bremerton
Times  

Fare

 Seattle Ferry Terminal to Bremerton Wash State Ferry

$3.75

9:15amBainbridge Ferry Terminal to Kitsap MallKitsap Transit #11

$2.00

10:00amKitsap Mall to PoulsboKitsap Transit #90

Transfer Pass

10:45amPoulsbo to Port Townsend**Jefferson Transit #7

$1.00

   Note:  3 hour layover in Port Townsend
3:00pmPort Townsend to SequimJefferson Transit #8

Transfer Pass

4:10pmSequim to Port AngelesClallam Transit #30

$1.00

4:51pmArrive Port Angeles Total  $7.75

*The Seattle  to Bainbridge ferry runs every 30 to 50 minutes.  Times listed are those which provide the most convenient connections with buses connecting to Port Angeles.

**The Olympic Hostel (Hostelling International) is located in Port Townsend.  To stopover there, transfer to Jefferson County bus #5 and ride to the hostel in Fort Worden State Park.

Port Angeles to the Rain Forest Hostel
Monday thru FridaySaturday  Fare
5:15am8:00am1:00pm*5:25pm*1:00pmPort Angeles to ForksClallam Transit #14$1.00
6:50am11:00am2:35pm6:45pm2:25pmForks to the Rain Forest HostelWest Jefferson Transit$0.50
7:30am11:35am3:10pm7:15pm3:00pmArrive Rain Forest Hostel  
*Upon boarding, inform the driver that you will need to make the Olympic Connection out of Forks.*

From SEATAC Airport to The Rain Forest Hostel

SEATAC to Tacoma

To travel to the Rain Forest Hostel via Tacoma, Olympia, and Aberdeen.

Pierce Transit #574 runs from SEATAC to the Lakewood Mall Transit Center in Tacoma.  Boarding the bus at 10:20 (or 11:20 for a tight connection) allows you to connect with Pierce Transit #620 and continue on to the Rain Forest Hostel as described in the Seattle to the Rain Forest Hostel, Southern route, described above.

 

SEATAC to Seattle Ferry Terminal

To travel to the Rain Forest Hostel via Seattle and Port Angeles.

From the roadway outside the lower level baggage claim at SEATAC airport, board King County Metro Route #194 to downtown Seattle.  This bus leaves every half hour (approximately 5 and 35 minutes after the hour)  for the 30 minute trip into Seattle.  Get off the bus at the Pioneer Square tunnel station.   From the bus stop,  walk 5 blocks west to the waterfront, then two blocks north to the  Washington State Ferry terminal at Pier 52.   A McDonalds sign located at the ferry terminal is a conspicuous landmark at the pier.

To continue on to the Rain Forest Hostel via Port Angeles and Forks, board the Bainbridge Island ferry (Bremerton Ferry on Saturdays) and follow the directions From Seattle - Northern Route above.

Victoria to The Rain Forest Hostel

Victoria to Port Angeles

MV COHO Ferry Schedule - $7.50 USD each way  -  approx. 90 minute crossing

DailyLeave
Victoria, B.C.
Arrive
Port Angeles, WA
March 8, 2001 - May 9, 200110:30 am
4:00 pm
12:10 pm
5:40 pm
May 10, 2001 - Oct. 9, 2001*6:10 am*
10:30 am
3:00 pm
7:30 pm
7:50 am
12:10 am
4:40 pm
9:10 pm
Oct. 10, 2001 - Jan. 2, 200210:30 am
4:00 pm
12:10 pm
5:40 pm
*This trip operates May 26, 27, 28, & June 16-September 17 only*
Port Angeles to the Rain Forest Hostel
Monday thru FridaySaturday  Fare
5:15am8:00am1:00pm*5:25pm*1:00pmPort Angeles to ForksClallam Transit #14$1.00
6:50am11:00am2:35pm6:45pm2:25pmForks to the Rain Forest HostelWest Jefferson Transit$0.50
7:30am11:35am3:10pm7:15pm3:00pmArrive Rain Forest Hostel  
*Upon boarding, inform the driver that you will need to make the Olympic Connection out of Forks.*

 

Seaside Oregon to The Rain Forest Hostel

Beginning at Halladay at Broadway, 5 blocks south of the Seaside Hostel (Hostelling International)
board Empire Sunset Transit
Monday thru Friday Stationstransfer atBus #Fare
9:10AM Seaside, ORAstoria, 11th and Duane 101$2.50
10:00AM Astoria to Raymondthe Raymond city park      to Pacific Transit 24$1.50 ask for a day pass
12:10PM Raymond to Aberdeen Aberdeen Transit Center 14free
2:00PM Aberdeen to North Shore @ Brannon's StoreBrannon's Store             Grays Harbor Transit 40$0.50
4:30PM North Shore to             Rain Forest Hosteljust past milepost 169      arrive at 6:30PM Olympic Connection$0.50

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