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How to Get from Spokane Airport to Downtown Spokane

The small city of Spokane in Washington has a lot to offer to all types of travellers and is a beautiful destination to visit all year round. Getting from Spokane Airport to downtown is easy, whether you choose an airport taxi or public transportation. Taking a taxi or booking a personalised airport transfer in advance guarantees comfortable and fast transport to your accommodation, no matter what time your flight arrives or how many pieces of luggage you carry. If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, the local bus line 60, operated by Spokane Transit Authority, is a great alternative that directly connects the airport to the downtown area.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €30 11min 24/7
Bus €4 20min 06:38–22:49

How to get from Spokane Airport to downtown Spokane by taxi

If you’re looking to get from Spokane Airport to downtown quickly and comfortably, taking an airport taxi is the best choice. Official taxis are available 24/7 but you can also pre-book your Spokane airport taxi and avoid waiting in line for one.

How much does a Spokane airport shuttle to downtown cost?

Spokane airport taxis don’t operate with set rates or fixed fares so you’ll find that the total cost from Spokane airport to downtown can vary. The average fare for a standard taxi for up to 4 passengers is $30 (€30).

Cost

$30 (€30)

Trip Duration

11 min

The total fare might differ depending on the taxi operator and the exact drop-off location.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Spokane Airport all year long.

Where do I get a taxi from?

You’ll find official taxis lined up 24/7 right in front of the main terminal building. If you’re exiting through Concourses A and B the rank will be on your left, while if you’re exiting through Concourse C, it will be on your right.

Convenience

Choosing a Spokane airport shuttle to downtown is the most convenient option, despite the higher cost compared to public transport. Taxis are available 24/7 so you won’t need to worry about catching the last bus and you’ll reach your accommodation comfortably in your private vehicle.

Editor’s Note

To make your trip with your family even more comfortable, it's best to book your taxi in advance and have a driver wait for you as soon as you land; that way you'll avoid the long queues and enjoy a stress-free ride.

Useful Tips

Once you enter the taxi, make sure that there is a taximeter on display; if not, avoid using the taxi.
Asking for a receipt at the end of the ride will help you if you leave any personal items behind or face any issues.
A 15% tip is customary for taxi drivers in Spokane; if you’re very happy with the service you can even go up to 20% of the total fare.

How to get from Spokane Airport to downtown Spokane by bus

Getting from Spokane Airport to downtown by bus is possible with line 60, which departs from SIA Concourse C and goes all the way to Lincoln @ Sprague bus stop in downtown Spokane. This direct trip takes about 20 minutes and it’s the only public transport option that is available at the airport.

How much does the bus ticket cost from Spokane Airport to downtown?

The bus ticket from Spokane Airport to downtown Spokane costs $2 (€2) per traveller. It’s a 2-hour pass that you can use for unlimited rides, no matter which direction you’re going. You can either purchase a ticket on the bus or use an online ticket on your phone. Also, anyone under the age of 18 can ride the bus for free.

Cost

$2 (€2)

Trip Duration

20 min

The bus ticket can be used for unlimited rides completed within a 2-hour window.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Bus line 60 departs from Spokane Airport every 30-60 minutes from 06:38 until 22:49.

Where do I get the bus from?

The bus stop for line 60 at Spokane Airport is SIA Concourse C and it’s located on West Airport Drive. If you’re exiting through Concourse C, you’ll find it right in front of the terminal exit; if you’re exiting through Concourse A or B, simply turn left and walk along the curbside until you reach the bus stop.

Convenience

Taking the bus to get from Spokane Airport to downtown is a good value-for-money option as the trip is short and the cost per traveller is low. This is what makes it a popular option both for locals and tourists, so keep in mind that it can get very crowded, especially during peak hours. Also, bus service is not available 24/7 so if your flight arrives early in the morning or late at night you’ll need to take an airport taxi to reach your accommodation.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling alone or carrying hand-only luggage, taking the bus is a great option to stay within budget. For families or groups with many pieces of luggage, however, the ride can be quite uncomfortable during peak hours so it's best to opt for an airport taxi instead.

Useful Tips

You can pay for your ticket in cash once you get on the bus; note that the driver can't give back any change.
You can download the STA Connect App and purchase your ticket online; you'll need to scan the QR code once you enter the bus.
Minors up to 18 years old can ride the bus for free.
Prams and baby strollers must be collapsed once you enter the bus otherwise they're not allowed onboard.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a direct bus from Spokane airport to downtown Spokane?

Spokane airport and the downtown Spokane area are directly connected by bus line 60, operated by Spokane Transit Authority. The route starts from SIA Concourse C at the airport and ends at Lincoln @ Sprague bus stop in downtown Spokane.

What’s the distance from Spokane airport to downtown Spokane?

Spokane Airport is located approximately 11 kilometres east of the downtown area. It takes about 11 minutes to get there by car or taxi in light traffic and about 20 minutes by bus.

How do I get downtown from Spokane airport?

Spokane Airport is right outside the city limits and you can easily reach the downtown area by taxi or bus. Taxis are available at the airport around the clock and cost about $30 (€30) for up to 4 passengers. Bus line 60 is a cheaper alternative at $2 (€2) per ticket and provides a direct connection between the airport and the downtown area.

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