Driving From Seattle
Via Snoqualmie/Blewett — 3 hours average/173 miles: From I-5, take I-90 east. Take 2nd exit (Cle Elum to Wenatchee). Head north on Hwy 97 to Hwy 2 east. Off of Hwy 2, take the exit for East Wenatchee/Spokane. Take Lake Chelan exit onto 97Alt.
Via Stevens Pass — 3 hours average/166 miles: From Everett, head east on Hwy 2. Take East Wenatchee/Spokane exit. Take exit for Lake Chelan on 97Alt.
Via McNeil Canyon — 2.5 hours average/153 miles. Take Hwy 2 west to Coulee City. Continue west to Hwy 17. Drive North on Hwy 17 to Hwy 172. Drive through Mansfield. Following signs to Lake Chelan, continue to McNeil Canyon/Beebe Bridge Park. Taking a right on Hwy 97, cross Beebe Bridge. Take an immediate left after crossing the Columbia River over the Beebe Bridge. Hwy 150 becomes Woodin Avenue in downtown Chelan.
Via Pine Canyon — 3 hours average/173 miles : On Hwy 2, head west to Hwy 97. Continue North on Hwy 97, then take an immediate left after crossing the Columbia River over Beebe Bridge. Hwy 150 becomes Woodin Avenue in downtown Chelan.
Driving the North Cascades Highway
Average 4.5 hours/191 miles: From Burlington, take exit for Hwy 20 off of -5. Continue east on Hwy 20 to Winthrop. Head south on Hwy 153. Continue south on Hwy 97. Take Chelan exit, onto Highway 97Alt. Approx. 191 miles. This highway is open spring through fall, closed during the winter: pass report number 1-800-695-7623
Driving From Portland, OR
Via Highway 97 — 5.5 hours average/320 miles. Head north on I-5. Take Hwy 14 heading east. Continue north on Hwy 97. Off of Hwy 2, take exit for East Wenatchee/Spokane. Take exit for Lake Chelan on 97Alt.
Horizon/Alaska Airlines services Wenatchee.
Fly into Wenatchee Pangborn Airport (EAT) from Sea-Tac Airport.
LINK Transit connects the Lake Chelan Valley multiple times daily with Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Cashmere, Leavenworth, Entiat and Waterville. Catch the bus from Wenatchee to Chelan at Columbia Station in Wenatchee.
Northwest Trailways offers bus services from Spokane or Seattle to Wenatchee. 509-662-2183.
The Chelan airport is 3 miles east of Chelan. 509-682-5976.
Catlin Flying Service provides direct flights between Lake Chelan and over 500 airports throughout WA, OR, ID, MT, and CA. Comfortable, private travel for up to 5 passengers. 509-997-4602 or 866-445-2359.
Amtrak offers train services from Seattle and Spokane to Wenatchee. 800-872-7245.