Although major airlines serve the region's two airports, most people fly into Seattle or Portland, Oregon, and drive to the area.

Tri-Cities Airport has a similar schedule from Seattle, a 60-minute trip, with additional nonstop connections to Denver, Portland, and Salt Lake City. Both Yakima and the Tri-Cities are served by Horizon. The Tri-Cities are also served by Delta and United.


Tri-Cities Regional Airport. This small airport is convenient to Grandview, Prosser, and Benton City. 3601 N. 20th Ave., Pasco, Washington, 99301. 509/547–6352;

Yakima International Airport. 2300 W. Washington Ave., 4 miles southeast of downtown, Yakima, Washington, 98903. 509/575–6149;


Airporter Shuttle. There are five daily round-trips from Sea-Tac airport (between Seattle and Tacoma) to the Yakima airport ($42.50 in either direction), or downtown Yakima ($40) with stops in downtown Seattle, Cle Elum ($30), and Ellensburg ($35). Trips from the downtown Seattle Convention Center are five dollars more each way. 866/235–5247;

Airport Transportation

Diamond Cab. From Yakima Airport, this company will take you pretty much anyplace in Washington State. 509/453–3113.