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Tacoma is situated on a peninsula on the southern end of Washington's Puget Sound, 32 miles (51 kilometers) southwest of Seattle, and 31 miles (50 kilometers) northeast of the State capital, Olympia.


Car - Interstate highway 5 links Tacoma with Seattle to the north and Portland, Oregon, to the south.

Train - Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Tacoma: Amtrak train 11, the southbound Coast Starlight, with service to Olympia-Lacey, Portland, Sacramento, Emeryville, California (with bus connection to San Francisco), and Los Angeles; and Amtrak train 14, the northbound Coast Starlight, with daily service to Seattle. Amtrak Cascades trains, operating as far north as Vancouver and as far south as Eugene, Oregon, serve Tacoma several times daily in both directions.

Airplane - The nearest airport is the Seattle-Tacoma International airport.