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Fort Lewis is located in the Pacific Northwest.  It is 45 miles south of Seattle on Interstate 5.  If you are driving, you should have no trouble finding Fort Lewis.  Interstate 5 divides the post; Exit 120 will take you to Fort Lewis main gate, which is open 24 hours a day.  If you arrive by train, Tacoma is the stop nearest to post.  Taxi and bus service are available from the station.  Those traveling by bus can make connections directly to Fort Lewis.  Report to Waller Hall inprocessing Bldg. 2140.

Air Transportation

If you arrive by commercial airline, information and assistance are available at the USO open 24 hours on the second floor in the Seattle-Tacoma (SEA-TAC) International Airport.  There is no airport in Tacoma, it is the SEA/TAC located between the two cities.  Shuttle service is available from the airport directly to Waller Hall Welcome Center at Fort Lewis.  While awaiting transportation, you and your family may relax in the USO lounge.

Shuttle Service

The Airporter Shuttle Service is available it will bring you to Fort Lewis Mini-Mall North Fort, Waller Hall (Bldg 2140), Lodge (Bldg 2111), Madigan Hospital (Nursing Tower) or McChord AMO Pass Terminal.  Reservation is not taken from Sea-Tac.  However, round trip ticket holders are boarded first.  From Sea-Tac, passengers will be picked up at main terminal bagagge level door #00.

The phone number is 1-800-562-7948, leaving Sea-Tac (be at south end baggage level door #00 at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure time) 6:00; 8:30; 11:00 a.m.; 1:30; 4:00; 6:00; 9:00; 11:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE:  In Washington, all children age 3 and under are required to use safety seats, with children age 1 and under sitting in rear-facing seats.  All seats should be places in the rear seats - unless that is impossible, as in the case with trucks.  Under no circumstances, however, should rear-facing seats be used in the front when there are air bags.

Base Access

Fort Lewis is a closed post.  In order to gain access to the post, you must have a valid vehicle post sticker.  To register vehicles a current drivers license, proof of insurance, and vehicle registration will be needed.


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