Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM)

Passenger Service Desk: 
+1-253-982-7259

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WA
United States
47° 9' 1.2528" N, 122° 29' 6.288" W
DSN: 
382-xxxx
Flight Recording: 
+1-253-982-7268
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  • South of Seattle, WA.
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47° 8' 16.3572" N, 122° 30' 3.6108" W
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  • Online Flight Schedules: See the Terminal Facebook Page
  • AMCGRAM
  • Terminal Hours: See AMCGRAM (also open 30 min before/after a scheduled flight)
  • Terminal Dining: Retirees are authorized to eat at the McChord dining facility during all meal periods. They will be charged the same 33 percent surcharge (per meal) that active duty members receiving BAH must pay. Family members and guests may accompany a retiree at the dining facility on federal holidays only. For more information, call 253-982-2527. (as of Jun 10)
  • Lockers: None
  • Internet/WiFi:
  • USO: Yes - see www.uso.org for contact info and hours.
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  • Long-Term Parking is available approx 0.1 miles from the terminal. Contact the Pax Reps for details upon arrival.
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47° 9' 2.574" N, 122° 29' 10.4244" W
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  • Billeting: (253) 982-5613
  • Off-Base Lodging: See AMCGRAM
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47° 8' 33.7452" N, 122° 29' 38.0796" W
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McChord Billeting
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Ranier Inn (on the Ft Lewis side approx 10 miles from the McChord Passenger Terminal)

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47° 5' 26.7936" N, 122° 36' 2.4156" W
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Fort Lewis Billeting
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+1-253-982-6815
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  1. How do I travel between McChord AFB and Tacoma-Greyhound/Amtrak Stations or SeaTac Airport? (Current as of 13 Nov 08 by jaydee)
    1. Use the local bus system (Cheap)
      1. Catch Pierce Transit Bus Route # 300 bus on the base Mon-Sat .The closest bus stop is located at GPS Coordinates 47° 8.089 N, 122° 29.844 W which is 1.9 miles from the pax terminal. The bus no longer stops at the Pax terminal due to low ridership. Ask for a transfer when paying the $1.50 fare ($0.75 Senior or less than 18 yo). Have exact fare, change not given. The # 300 will take you to the SR512 Park-N-Ride where you will transfer to Sound Transit Bus Route # 574. Use the transfer when boarding #574 for the trip to Amtrak and Greyhound. Exit bus at the Tacoma Dome station. If going to Seatac, use transfer and an additional $1.00 when boarding # 574. The bus will stop at the south end of SeaTac Terminal on the Arrival Level. Exit the bus here.
      2. An alternative (and possibly better option) is exit the back gate if the gate is open. Walk away from the terminal to the "main road" which leads to lodging. Turn RIGHT instead of left for Lodging and you will be at the back gate in a short distance. This short-cut is a big help if you need to get from McChord Pax Terminal to SEATAC.
    2. Use the Airporter (not as Cheap)
      1. Kitsap Airporter to/from Fort Lewis / McChord (Reservations required for transportation to SeaTac) (360) 876-1737
      2. Pickup locations on McChord are at the Pax Terminal and the Evergreen Lodge (will pickup at the Fort Lewis Lodge if you end up there).
      3. Adult fare from McChord: $14.50 plus current fuel surcharge
      4. Child fare from McChord (ages 2-11): $7.00 (under 2, free)
  2. How do I get travel between McChord AFB and Seattle Amtrak Station? (Current as of 13 Nov 08 by jaydee)
  3. Catch Pierce Transit # 300 bus on the base Mon-Sat. The closest bus stop is located at GPS Coordinates 47° 8.089 N, 122° 29.844 W which is 1.9 miles from the Pax terminal. The bus no longer stops at the Pax terminal due to low ridership. Ask for a transfer when paying the $1.50 fare ($0.75 if less than 18 yo). Have exact fare, change not given. The # 300 will take you to the SR512 Park-N-Ride where you will transfer to Sound Transit Bus # 594 . Use the transfer and $1.50 ($1.00 Senior or less than 18 yo) when boarding # 594 for the trip to Seattle. Exit bus at 4th & Jackson and walk less than 0.1 mi. to Amtrak Station.
  4. How do I travel to/from NAS Whidbey Island using commercial bus transportation?
  5. See the "How do I?" section on the NAS Whibey Island Page
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  • CONUS, AK and Pacific.
  • Germany: 1-2 per month (as of Feb 14)
  • Hawaii: 1-2 per month (as of Feb 14)
  • There is a shuttle that runs to/from Hill AFb every two weeks to pick up and drop of Reservists. (as of Feb 14)
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  • On-Base Shuttle:
  • Rental Car (In Terminal): None. Budget/Avis and Enterprise have a key drop box in terminal (as of Mar 12)
  • Rental Car (Off Base): (as of Nov 2011)
  • Hertz: 12120 Pacific Hwy SW, Lakewood (253) 584-6560 (Monday-Friday only). Hertz will pick you up at the McChord Visitor Center or will credit your rental up to $10 for a taxi ride (for pick up, not upon return). Taxi fare from base lodging is approx $10 .
  • Budget/Avis: 7004 S Tacoma Way (253) 582-5900. Hours 07-18 M-F, 08-16 Sat, 09-13 Sun. Will pick up at terminal or lodging or reimburse cab fare. USAA discount code Y126501, 10-20% depending on car.
  • Enterprise: 8916 S Tacoma Way (253) 582-8240. Hours 08-18 M-F, 09-12 Sat, closed Sun. Will pick up at terminal or lodging. USAA 5% avail, no code req'd, reserve thru USAA website or by phone.
  • Taxi/Shuttle: See AMCGRAM for Taxis and below for local Shuttle Info.
  • Local Bus: Se below
  • Local Rail:
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IATA:
DSN:
382-xxxx
Passenger Service:
Flight Recording:
Fax:
+1-253-982-6815
  • South of Seattle, WA.
  • Online Flight Schedules: See the Terminal Facebook Page
  • AMCGRAM
  • Terminal Hours: See AMCGRAM (also open 30 min before/after a scheduled flight)
  • Terminal Dining: Retirees are authorized to eat at the McChord dining facility during all meal periods. They will be charged the same 33 percent surcharge (per meal) that active duty members receiving BAH must pay. Family members and guests may accompany a retiree at the dining facility on federal holidays only. For more information, call 253-982-2527. (as of Jun 10)
  • Lockers: None
  • Internet/WiFi:
  • USO: Yes - see www.uso.org for contact info and hours.
  • Base Dining Facility:
  • Billeting: (253) 982-5613
  • Off-Base Lodging: See AMCGRAM

Ranier Inn (on the Ft Lewis side approx 10 miles from the McChord Passenger Terminal)

  • Long-Term Parking is available approx 0.1 miles from the terminal. Contact the Pax Reps for details upon arrival.
  • CONUS, AK and Pacific.
  • Germany: 1-2 per month (as of Feb 14)
  • Hawaii: 1-2 per month (as of Feb 14)
  • There is a shuttle that runs to/from Hill AFb every two weeks to pick up and drop of Reservists. (as of Feb 14)
  • On-Base Shuttle:
  • Rental Car (In Terminal): None. Budget/Avis and Enterprise have a key drop box in terminal (as of Mar 12)
  • Rental Car (Off Base): (as of Nov 2011)
  • Hertz: 12120 Pacific Hwy SW, Lakewood (253) 584-6560 (Monday-Friday only). Hertz will pick you up at the McChord Visitor Center or will credit your rental up to $10 for a taxi ride (for pick up, not upon return). Taxi fare from base lodging is approx $10 .
  • Budget/Avis: 7004 S Tacoma Way (253) 582-5900. Hours 07-18 M-F, 08-16 Sat, 09-13 Sun. Will pick up at terminal or lodging or reimburse cab fare. USAA discount code Y126501, 10-20% depending on car.
  • Enterprise: 8916 S Tacoma Way (253) 582-8240. Hours 08-18 M-F, 09-12 Sat, closed Sun. Will pick up at terminal or lodging. USAA 5% avail, no code req'd, reserve thru USAA website or by phone.
  • Taxi/Shuttle: See AMCGRAM for Taxis and below for local Shuttle Info.
  • Local Bus: Se below
  • Local Rail:
  1. How do I travel between McChord AFB and Tacoma-Greyhound/Amtrak Stations or SeaTac Airport? (Current as of 13 Nov 08 by jaydee)
    1. Use the local bus system (Cheap)
      1. Catch Pierce Transit Bus Route # 300 bus on the base Mon-Sat .The closest bus stop is located at GPS Coordinates 47° 8.089 N, 122° 29.844 W which is 1.9 miles from the pax terminal. The bus no longer stops at the Pax terminal due to low ridership. Ask for a transfer when paying the $1.50 fare ($0.75 Senior or less than 18 yo). Have exact fare, change not given. The # 300 will take you to the SR512 Park-N-Ride where you will transfer to Sound Transit Bus Route # 574. Use the transfer when boarding #574 for the trip to Amtrak and Greyhound. Exit bus at the Tacoma Dome station. If going to Seatac, use transfer and an additional $1.00 when boarding # 574. The bus will stop at the south end of SeaTac Terminal on the Arrival Level. Exit the bus here.
      2. An alternative (and possibly better option) is exit the back gate if the gate is open. Walk away from the terminal to the "main road" which leads to lodging. Turn RIGHT instead of left for Lodging and you will be at the back gate in a short distance. This short-cut is a big help if you need to get from McChord Pax Terminal to SEATAC.
    2. Use the Airporter (not as Cheap)
      1. Kitsap Airporter to/from Fort Lewis / McChord (Reservations required for transportation to SeaTac) (360) 876-1737
      2. Pickup locations on McChord are at the Pax Terminal and the Evergreen Lodge (will pickup at the Fort Lewis Lodge if you end up there).
      3. Adult fare from McChord: $14.50 plus current fuel surcharge
      4. Child fare from McChord (ages 2-11): $7.00 (under 2, free)
  2. How do I get travel between McChord AFB and Seattle Amtrak Station? (Current as of 13 Nov 08 by jaydee)
  3. Catch Pierce Transit # 300 bus on the base Mon-Sat. The closest bus stop is located at GPS Coordinates 47° 8.089 N, 122° 29.844 W which is 1.9 miles from the Pax terminal. The bus no longer stops at the Pax terminal due to low ridership. Ask for a transfer when paying the $1.50 fare ($0.75 if less than 18 yo). Have exact fare, change not given. The # 300 will take you to the SR512 Park-N-Ride where you will transfer to Sound Transit Bus # 594 . Use the transfer and $1.50 ($1.00 Senior or less than 18 yo) when boarding # 594 for the trip to Seattle. Exit bus at 4th & Jackson and walk less than 0.1 mi. to Amtrak Station.
  4. How do I travel to/from NAS Whidbey Island using commercial bus transportation?
  5. See the "How do I?" section on the NAS Whibey Island Page

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