Travel Info for SOSS 2018
If possible, please arrive in time to get checked in to your room in Corvallis before the evening events, Thursday July 26. The opening reception will begin at 5 PM at the LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus.
Traveling to Corvallis from Outside of Oregon
Corvallis relies on Portland and Eugene for the nearest major airports. From either city, you can then arrange transportation to Corvallis. The most frequently used option is to arrive in Portland (PDX) and take a shuttle bus (either Oregon Express Shuttle (recommended) or Hut Airport Shuttle) to Corvallis. Check the current schedule and fees online. If your flight arrives in Eugene, you can take the Omni Shuttle from the Eugene airport to Corvallis. You can check this current schedule and fees online, too. Oregon Express and Hut also have shuttles from Eugene, but not the Eugene airport, so you’d need to get transport to one of their pick-up locations.
The Portland Airport (PDX) and Eugene Airport (EUG) are the nearest airports. The Portland Airport is a large international airport with many international flights and is approximately 1.5 hours from Corvallis. The Eugene Airport is a small airport with only a few domestic flights available and is approximately 1 hour from Corvallis. From either airport, you can arrange transportation to Corvallis. There is also an airport in Salem, the Salem Municipal Airport (SLE), though this currently only has flights within the US.
Transportation to Corvallis from the Airport
General Info: There are several options available for transportation from either the Portland or Eugene Airport to Corvallis. The most convenient and efficient transportation to Corvallis is shuttle service. The Shuttle Service will pick you up at the Airport at a pre-arranged time and will drive you directly to Corvallis. The second most convenient transportation to Corvallis is car rental. You will be able to pick up the car at the airport, but will have to arrange to return the car to a rental agency near Corvallis. Traveling by bus or train will require a significant amount of time, patience, and research. In both Portland and Eugene the bus and train stations are not located near the airports, and do not have direct local bus service to the bus nor train stations.
Car Rental: This may be the cheapest option if you are traveling with others from Portland or Eugene. Most rental companies allow visitors to rent a car at the Portland or Eugene Airport and return the car to their office in Corvallis. You can make a reservation using a credit card. Cost per day can range from $25 to $50 depending on the company and the type of car. For information about car rental companies at the Portland Airport check the Portland Airport (PDX) website. For information about car rental companies at the Eugene Airport check the Eugene Airport website.
Bus: For information about bus service from Portland to Corvallis or from Eugene to Corvallis, check the Greyhound website. To travel from Portland Airport to the Portland bus station (Union Station) you can take the light rail system (MAX) or the public bus system (TriMet). There is no bus service from the Eugene Airport to the Eugene bus station. You will have to take a shuttle or taxi from the Eugene Airport to the Eugene bus station.
Driving Directions to OSU
Take Exit #228 to Corvallis. Head west 10 miles on Hwy 34. Make a left turn onto Hwy 34 bypass. Go right on 26th St., cross Western Blvd., and the LaSells Stewart Center will be on your right.
From Hwy 99 Southbound
Highway 99W becomes 4th St. Make a right turn on Western Blvd. Take another right turn on 26th St. Travel one block and the LaSells Stewart Center will be on your right.
From Hwy 99 Northbound
Go over the Marys River Bridge. Make a left turn on Western Blvd. Make a right turn on 26th St. Travel one block and the LaSells Stewart Center will be on your right.
From 9th Street Hotels
Drive south on 9th Street, turn right on Harrison, then left on 14th Street. (Note: When 14th crosses Monroe Ave., it becomes 15th.) Turn right on Western Blvd., and right on 26th Street. Travel one block and the LaSells Stewart Center will be on your right.