Spokane can be reached by Plane, Train, or Bus. The Amtrak Empire Builder goes through Spokane once daily in each direction. It arrives from the west between midnight and 1:00am, and from the east about 1:40am. Both Greyhound and Northwest Trailways buses go through Spokane, as do several Airline companies. Their schedules offer more options than does the train.
Whitworth University has agreed to let people stay in the dorms on Tuesday night, July 14th, if your public transportation schedule makes that more appropriate for you.
We have volunteers ready to meet you at the Airport or the Train/Bus station and take you to the University. They will also return you to the Airport or station on Sunday. Be sure to give us your schedule information if you want to be met.
Driving to Campus
Address: Whitworth University, 300 West Hawthorne Road, Spokane, Washington
From the west on I-90: Take the Maple Street Exit (280) and stay in the leftmost of the exit lanes.
At the first northbound one way street, turn left onto Maple St. Stay toward your left and go onto the Maple Street Bridge. Continue north a few miles until Maple St angles toward the east, becomes a two way divided street and changes its name to Country Homes. Continue on this to Division St (a major arterial and US 395) and be in the left hand lane. Turn left onto Division and stay in the left lane. The next traffic light (after a few blocks) is at Hawthorne Road. Turn left on Hawthorne. The main entrance to Whitworth University is one block beyond the next traffic light on your right.
From Highway 2 (coming from the west):Merge onto I-90 East and follow directions above.
From Highway 395 (coming from the southwest):Merge onto I-90 East and follow directions above.
From the east on I-90:Take the Hamilton Street Exit (283A) in Spokane. Go north on Hamilton until it moves over a block and becomes Nevada Street. Continue north on Nevada to Hawthorne Street (about 8-10 miles north of I-90). Turn left (west) on Hawthorne and go several blocks to the University. In the process you will cross Division (a major arterial and US 395) and through one more traffic light. Whitworth's main entrance is one block past this traffic light, on your right.
An alternate way from the east is to take the more scenic Montana 200 from near Missoula to Idaho 200 and on to Sandpoint. There choose US 2 and follow the US 2 Newport Highway directions below.
From Highway 2/Newport Highway (coming from the east): Shortly after the Nevada Street intersection in Spokane, watch for East Hawthorne Road. Turn right and follow it across Highway 395/North Division Street to the Whitworth University campus on the right.
From Highway 395 (coming from the north): Turn right onto West Hawthorne Road to the Whitworth University campus on the right.