Travel & Weather

Getting to Lynnwood Washington

Lynnwood Washington is a welcoming city just north of Seattle and getting to Lynnwood is a cinch, whether you want to travel by car, bus, plane, or train. Located conveniently on the intersection of Interstate 5 & 405, it's easy to get here from everywhere!

However you choose to get here, you will find Lynnwood is the perfect home base for exploring all the wonders of the Pacific Northwest!

Transportation Options

Buses

The Lynnwood Transit Center offers convenient local and regional bus service through Community Transit and Sound Transit.

Trains

Amtrak’s Cascades and Empire Builder routes, and the Sounder commuter train to Seattle are available from the Edmonds Station, just 5 miles west of Lynnwood.

Ferries

A ferry ride is a relaxing and scenic way to get to Lynnwood or access the Puget Sound’s island communities while you’re here. Ferry service is available out of Edmonds and Seattle.

Airplanes

Lynnwood is just 30 miles north of SeaTac International Airport and 12 miles south of Paine Field Airport.

Zip Rideshare

It's never been easier and cheaper to get around Lynnwood! Zip is an on-demand shared ride service for travel anywhere within the Alderwood service area for as low as $2.50. You can take Zip from your hotel to the mall, movies, rec center, and more. Book a ride by calling (425) 521-5600 or hail a ride on-demand via the app.

Directions to Lynnwood

Directions from Paine Field Airport to Lynnwood

Head east on 100th St SW, turn right on Airport Rd and turn right on Highway 99 to Lynnwood.

Directions from Downtown Seattle/South I-5 to Lynnwood

Take exit 181 to 196th St SW.

Directions to SeaTac from Lynnwood/North I-5

Lynnwood is 30 miles north of the SeaTac International Airport. Head north on I-5 and take exit 181A or 181B.

Directions to Lynnwood Event Center

Once off exit 181 from I-5, you can’t miss the Lynwood Event Center located at 3711 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036.

Lynnwood WA Weather

Lynnwood Washington is a beautiful place to visit all year round. From sunny, clear bluebird days in the summer to wet sometimes snowy days in the winter there is always something to do, see or enjoy despite the weather outside! Averaging approximately 165 sunny days a year, Lynnwood tends to be a cloudy place with moderate temperatures. With minimal snowfall (if any), Lynnwood does average about 38 inches of rain annually so be sure to pack appropriately!

Lynnwood WA Weather Forecast

Best Time to Visit Lynnwood, Seattle, and Puget Sound Region

High season for Seattle, Lynnwood, and the Pacific Northwest at large is typically June through August, and for good reason! With unbeatable sunny, dry, and warm days with relatively low humidity, you can’t beat the great weather. It creates the perfect backdrop for outdoor adventure on the water and on land! Keep in mind, summer is more costly in terms of lodging and busier with cruise ships coming and going to Alaska. Expect crowds but be ready for endless fun at local music and art festivals!

seattle skyline at sunset with mt rainier in the background.

Spring and fall are traditionally shoulder seasons, this is when the crowds thin, and the chances of rain increase though typically pleasant. A great time to explore the PNW you’ll find prices are lower than summer and the weather is nearly as ideal.

Low season is definitely winter and tourists generally avoid visiting during this time due to the consistently wet, cold, and windy conditions. While it may not be great for sightseeing, it is a great time to take advantage of indoor activities like museums or head to the nearby Cascade Mountains for winter recreation.

How to Pack for the Pacific Northwest

As you probably already know or at least are now aware, it can be cold and rainy in Northwest Washington all year round though more typically in winter and shoulder season. Come prepared with layers! Items you can easily bundle up under or strip down to cool off. Rain gear is a must especially if you plan to hit the waters adventuring. Think wellies, umbrellas, waterproof jackets and so on. If you plan on swimming the water here is cold, so wet suits are advised.

Summertime certainly allows for shorts and tank tops but evenings tend to always cool down. If you plan to participate in outdoor recreation or if you are just exploring the city on foot excellent walking or hiking shoes are advised.