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Although major airlines serve the region's two airports, most people fly into Seattle or Portland, Oregon, and drive to the area.
Horizon Air. There are two nonstops daily between Sea-Tac and Yakima, a 45-minute flight. 800/547-9308. www.horizonair.com.
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.
Delta (800/221-1212. www.delta.com.)
United (800/241-6522. www.ual.com.)
Yakima International Airport (2300 W. Washington Ave., 4 miles southeast of downtown, Yakima, WA, 98903. 509/575-6149.)
Tri-Cities Regional Airport. This airport is more convenient to Grandview, Prosser, and Benton City. 3601 N. 20th Ave., Pasco, 99301. 509/547-6352.
Taxis and public transit are available at both airports. Airporter Shuttle. There are services 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 Seattle Amtrak terminal are five dollars more each way. 866/235–5247. www.airporter.com.
Yakima City Transit. In Yakima, this service can provide transportation to hotels. 509/575-6175. www.yakimawa.gov/services/transit.
Diamond Cab. From Yakima Airport, this company will take you pretty much anyplace in Washington State. 509/453-3113.
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