About Shuttle Express
Building a Culture of Friendly, Quality Service
Since the day it opened for business, Shuttle Express has fostered a culture of safe driving, clean vehicles, uniformed drivers, and creative, caring service for its many guests. Here’s how it all started.
Shuttle Express was formed by San Juan Airlines to connect travelers from across Puget Sound with SeaTac and Portland airports. After studying ground transportation models around the US, founder Jim Sherrell launched a van share ride service in 1987, and later added scheduled hotel service, mini- and motor coach service, town car/limousine service, and specialty tour service.
San Juan Airlines had earned a reputation as the safest and most professional commuter airline in the country. Sherrell believed that the safe, professional culture of the airline could transfer to a successful ground transportation company. His goal was to build the new share ride company on the same foundation of safety, service, and reliability.
“Our mission was to offer a safe, caring, and affordable alternative to begging a ride, or driving and parking at SeaTac Airport,” Sherrell said. “From our beginning, safety has reigned as our first priority.”
The door-to-door, share ride ground transportation concept had never been tried in the Northwest. Shuttle Express had resistance from government entities and other transportation companies at first, but the service soon overcame objectors and thrived, thanks to well-maintained, clean equipment, highly-trained uniformed drivers, and reasonable share ride fares. Most importantly, Shuttle Express promoted their culture of driving safely and caring for their guests. This was as simple as opening a door, carrying luggage, or being helpful and friendly during the ride.
Throughout the years, Shuttle Express has held a high standard for public service and maintaining low fares. They continue to offer safe, affordable, first-class ground transportation to meet the needs of the traveling public living in and visiting our beautiful region.
“Our culture of caring for and trusting people,
both employees and the traveling public, remains the foundation of Shuttle Express’s success.”
- Jim Sherrell Founder, President
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It’s always such a pleasure doing business with Shuttle Express! From setting up our initial request to finalizing our plans, you always made it so easy and everything went so seamlessly. We will use your services again next year!
It was great! The driver dropped us off right there and was close by to pick us up afterwards. Got back to the hotel pretty quickly too…Bus was comfortable.
I’m very impressed with our latest ride from Kirkland to the airport. Steve was on time, was very polite (offered his arm to my wife to help her dismount the van) and of course got us to the airport in plenty of time.
My son needed a ride to the airport from the University of Washington. Shuttle Express reservations were easy, the shuttle was on time picking him up, and easy to find at the airport…. It was well worth the price to know that he would make it to the airport safely and on time. Great peace of mind for the parents, too.
Our driver was top notch on both trips. He handled everyone terrifically and was the best driver we have had in the last 7 years of doing this. Which also means we will be using you guys from here on out.
You took us from the airport to the Edge water Hotel. Your driver was very professional and we enjoyed him very much, and everyone I talked to on the phone was awesome, too. So thank you guys very much! I really appreciate it!
The driver was timely, the ride was quick and comfortable, but most of all the driver and dispatch staff went above and beyond the call of duty to return my cell phone left in the car. Honesty and service above and beyond the call of duty – you have a customer for life!
I just wanted to express my gratitude to your wonderful employees. I had such an amazing first experience that I had to share and recognize your awesome staff. They definitely made my first experience wonderful, and I look forward to using your services again.
Just a note to let you know how pleased everyone was with your service for our daughter’s May 25th wedding! Thank you so much for making our guests experience special.
Just want to recognize Matt the chauffeur we had this morning. Matt did a perfect job of picking us up and keeping us informed. He exhibits real professionalism and courtesy. Also, I recognized his very defensive safe driving practices under stressful traffic congestion.