Types of Transportation Available to Campus
A 10-minute drive from campus, the Walla Walla Airport is served by Alaska/Horizon Air, which offers daily flights to Walla Walla with connections through Seattle, WA. For city bus service from the airport to the campus or downtown, call Valley Transit (509-525-9140) to arrange for boarding (bus transportation from the airport Monday-Friday only). Rental cars in Walla Walla are available from Budget (509-525-8811), Hertz (509-522-3321), and Dollar (509-527-0812). For city taxi service, call A-1 Taxi (509-529-2525). Greyhound Bus Lines (509-525-9313, 800-231-2222) serves Walla Walla with daily connections from Pendleton, OR, Pasco WA, Spokane, WA, and Seattle. Delta Airlines, Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air and United Express provide additional air service with flights to Pasco (47 miles west of Walla Walla). Major rental car companies are on-site at the Pasco Airport.
Driving Instructions to Campus
If you are traveling to Walla Walla (from east or west) on Highway 12, take the Clinton Street exit and proceed 6 blocks south on Clinton to Boyer Avenue. Turn right on Boyer. Penrose House (the office of admission) is 1 block ahead on the northwest corner of Boyer and Stanton. Parking is in the driveway of Penrose House. If you are traveling from south of Walla Walla, Highway 11 from Pendleton, OR, becomes Highway 125 at the Washington State line, and then becomes Ninth Ave. when it enters Walla Walla. Drive north on Ninth to Poplar. Turn right on Poplar St. and continue to Park St. Make a left on Park St. and travel one block to Boyer Ave. Turn right on Boyer and drive through campus to Penrose House on the northwest corner of Boyer and Stanton.
Within walking distance are the Travelodge (421 E. Main St., 509-529-4940), and the Red Lion Inn & Suites (325 E. Main St.; 509-529-4360). Each offers a seasonal outdoor pool, among other amenities.
A short drive (or 15-20 minute walk) from campus are the Best Western Walla Walla Suites (7 E. Oak St., 509-525-4700) and the Quality Inn (520 N. 2nd Ave., 509-525-2522). Also close to campus is Walla Walla's premier hotel, the Marcus Whitman (6 W. Rose St., 509-525-2200 or 866-826-9422).
A few miles from campus are the Holiday Inn Express (1433 W. Pine St., 509-525-6200), the Comfort Inn and Suites (1419 W. Pine St., 509-522-3500), the Marriott Courtyard (550 W Rose St; 509-876-8100), the Hampton Inn (1531 Kelly Place, 509-525-1398), and Super 8 Motel (2315 Eastgate St., 509-525-8800).
Also within walking distance from campus are four Bed-and-Breakfast establishments: Walla Faces Inn at Historic Downtown (214 E Main St.; 877-301-1181); The Green Gables Inn (922 Bonsella St., 509-876-4373), The CarltAnn House (1004 Alvarado Terrace, 509-240-2713), The Maxwell House (701 Boyer Ave., 509-529-4283), and the Wine Country Inn (915 Alverado Terrace, 509-386-3592).