As a meeting planner, your priority is to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for your attendees. Bellevue, renowned for its comfortable and vibrant atmosphere, is now set to offer even more with its transformative transportation options. The upcoming East Link light rail and the innovative BellHop shuttle service are game-changers in regional connectivity, making Bellevue the ideal choice for your next event.

East Link Light Rail: Connecting Bellevue and Seattle

The East Link light rail, projected to be operational by 2024 or 2025, will revolutionize travel between Bellevue and Seattle. This 14-mile line, known as the 2 Line, will feature 10 stations connecting downtown Seattle to the Overlake area in Redmond, with stops in Mercer Island, South Bellevue, downtown Bellevue, and BelRed. Attendees can swiftly access Seattle's iconic sights, such as the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and major sports arenas like T-Mobile Park, CenturyLink Field, and Lumen Field. This ease of travel ensures that attendees can enjoy the best of both cities without the hassle.

BellHop: Bellevue's Eco-Friendly Shuttle Service

BellHop by Visit Bellevue Free Shuttle Service

Complementing the light rail is Bellevue's innovative BellHop shuttle service. As Bellevue's first 100% electric, on-demand, free shuttle, BellHop reflects our commitment to sustainability and convenience. Through a simple app-based request system, attendees can explore downtown Bellevue's attractions, from Old Main restaurants to Spring District market pop-ups. This environmentally friendly transportation option adds a unique charm to the Bellevue experience, emphasizing comfort and accessibility. The Bellhop shuttle service is up and running and ready for your attendees to enjoy!

The Advantage for Meeting Planners

With these transportation advancements, Bellevue stands out as a forward-thinking destination for conventions and events. The integration of the East Link light rail and BellHop shuttle ensures that attendees can explore the region effortlessly and affordably, enhancing their overall experience. This ease of connection, combined with Bellevue's alluring cityscape, makes planning your next convention here not just a practical choice, but a memorable one.

Ride with us in Bellevue!

In Bellevue, we're not just preparing for the future; we're shaping it to provide the best experience for your attendees. As these transportation options come into play, the ease of exploring Bellevue and Seattle will be unparalleled. Plan your convention in Bellevue to take advantage of these transformative travel solutions. Submit your RFP to schedule your event in a city that’s redefining connectivity and convenience for meeting planners and attendees alike.