Directions & Parking

The GTCTC is located in downtown Tacoma at 1500 Broadway Tacoma, WA 98402.  We are located in Western Washington approximately 20 miles south of SeaTac International Airport.  Our telephone number is 253.830.6601.

Driving Directions

From I-5 Southbound/Northbound:

  1. At Exit 133 (City Center Exit) turn RIGHT onto the ramp toward I-705/ City Center.
  2. Keep LEFT to stay on ramp toward I-705/ City Center.
  3. Turn LEFT onto ramp toward A Street/ City Center.
  4. Keep LEFT to stay on ramp toward S. 15th Street/ Pacific Avenue.
  5. Follow S. 15th Street two blocks, the GTCTC will be on your left at 1500 Broadway.
  6. To access onsite parking, Turn LEFT on Market Street.
  7. Turn LEFT again on S. 17th Street to access Parking Lots *A, B, D & E.  

*Please note, VAN ACCESSIBLE parking is available in PARKING LOT A in the garage.

Construction Alert
17th Street Extension and UWT Improvements Project - GTCTC Parking Lots are open during construction. Please use the following instructions to access lots during construction:
From I-5 Northbound/Southbound, take Exit 133 towards I-705/City Center, follow signs to 15th St/Pacific Ave and get in the far left lane. Go up the hill to Market Street and turn Left, then turn Left on 17th Street. To access lot D, turn Left on Court C. To access Lot A/Garage, turn Left on Broadway.
For more information on the project, please
click here.

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Tacoma's Free Light Rail Train: Tacoma offers a free light rail train service, which runs throughout the downtown corridor. The light rail train runs every twelve minutes, regularly from 6:00am to 8:00pm, Monday- Friday, Saturday 8:00 am-10:00pm and Sunday 10:00am - 8:00pm.  A convention center light rail stop is located just outside the first floor of our facility (on Commerce Street) for convenient access throughout downtown Tacoma. Click for a map of downtown's full light rail route and parking lots. For more information about Tacoma's light rail system (operated by Sound Transit) visit

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (4) are located at the GTCTC in A-Lot. A ChargePoint Network card is required to use the charging stations and there is a $3.00 per charging session fee (regardless of the duration that the vehicle is charged). To utilize the charging station at the GTCTC, you must pay for parking within the lot separately. Please see below for parking detail and rates. For more information regarding the charging stations please see the ChargePoint Network.


The GTCTC's parking lots accommodate a total of 400 parking spaces.  The parking lots can be accessed off of Market & 17th Street.  *Please note, VAN ACCESSIBLE parking is available in PARKING LOT A in the garage. On site parking lots are operated by Republic Parking, and managed by the City of Tacoma.

Additional parking is available at the Tacoma Dome Station, which can be accessed via Sound Transit’s light rail system (complimentary), with a pick-up and drop-off station at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center. 

Parking rates follow and are subject to change at any time:

    $5.00 ..... 0-4 Hours  
    $10.00....4 + Hours/ All Day