Local Info & Resources - MVP Global Summit

 MVP Global Summit
November 3 -6, 2014 | Bellevue & Redmond, Washington, USA
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Local Information

Transportation to and from Sea-Tac Airport

Comfort and style: Shuttle Express is Sea-Tac Airport's official share-ride service and a very popular, green choice for travel to and from the airport throughout the Seattle/Bellevue metropolitan area. If you like to travel this way, the price will be cheaper than a taxi. They also offer town cars and vans if you want to coordinate travel to/from your hotel with fellow MVPs arriving/departing the same time as you.
Fast, simple, but not cheap: Taxis are the best way if time is of the essence and money isn’t a great concern. A typical taxi ride between Sea-Tac Airport and downtown Bellevue is $45-$50 + tip.
Reliable and Affordable: This option ONLY works if you are starting or ending your stay at a downtown Seattle hotel, versus one in downtown Bellevue. The Downtown Airporter loops between downtown Seattle hotels and Sea-Tac Airport 24 hours a day for $18 one-way, $31 roundtrip. It’s a popular service.
New App-Dispatched Ride Services: This option works by securing a ride using a company's mobile app. There are currently three of these services in the Puget Sound area. Uber, Sidecar, and Lyft.
Cheap and Adventurous: Seattle’s Metro Transit offers the following choices if you don’t have too much luggage and don’t mind walking a little bit, depending on where your hotel is:
  • Heading to/from downtown Seattle: Sound Transit Light Rail runs between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The trains run every 7 to 15 minutes depending on the day and time of day, with travel time approximately 40 minutes.
  • Heading to/from downtown Bellevue: Sound Transit Bus Route 560 has departures every 30 minutes on weekdays and every 60 minutes on Saturday and Sunday, with travel time approximately 45 minutes.


Early November weather in the Bellevue/Redmond area is unpredictable but can often be cold and wet. The maximum average precipitation occurs in the month of November. The temperatures range from an average low of 41ºF/5ºC to an average high of 51ºF/10.5ºC. Be ready for anything. Please visit Bellevue Weather Forecast to learn what the weather will be in the next 1 to 10 days.




Dressing in layers is always a good idea, for example a shirt with a sweater. A winter coat, raincoat or weatherproof jacket is also recommended, depending on what the weather is doing at the moment. Please know that Microsoft encourages employees and guests to dress comfortably.

Visiting the Seattle area

Downtown Seattle is only 10 miles/16 kilometers from downtown Bellevue. We have compiled suggestions on places to visit and things to do:


Visiting the Bellevue and Redmond area

Bellevue and Redmond may not hold the name recognition that Seattle has, but they have plenty of outdoor and indoor activities to keep anyone with a little bit of extra time busy. Take a look at these options: