Yakima can be reached via air and road. The Yakima International Airport offers commercial flights to and from Seattle daily, and also welcomes private flights from all over. Interstate 82 from Ellensburg to the Tri-Cities and beyond, runs right through the city limits. Highways 12 and 410, known as White and Chinook Pass, pass on either side of Mt. Rainier and connect with Interstate 82 at Yakima, as does Highway 97, which brings travelers from Oregon and points south.
Yakima is the only city in the region with a public transportation system.
Yakima City Transit. Buses operate weekdays 6:15 am to 6:45 pm and Saturday from 8:45 to 6:45 at half-hour intervals on eleven routes. The one-way fare is a dollar. 509/575–6175; www.yakimatransit.org.