The Tri-Cities is centrally located among all of the metropolitan areas of the Pacific Northwest including Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver, and Spokane in Washington; Portland, Oregon and Boise, Idaho. The average drive time from most of these cities is 3.5 hours by car.
The Tri-Cities is also accessible by bus, train and both private and commercial air travel. The Tri-Cities Airport (PSC) in Pasco offers dozens of flights daily. Commercial airlines offer direct flights from Seattle, Salt Lake City, Denver, San Francisco, Phoenix/Mesa Arizona, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Airline carriers include Alaska Airlines (Horizon), Delta Airlines, United Express and Allegiant Air. Once here, guests can choose from a number of rental car companies and taxi servies, and many of the hotels offer complimentary airport shuttles. Ben Franklin Transit operates a sophisticated public transportation system, including a special route which links hotels, restaurants, and retail shops.