While Olympia's setup and weather makes it a walkable city for the most part, other modes of transportation are often necessary to see all that the area has to offer. Intercity Transit is a convenient way to get around Olympia. It has numerous stops around the city, offers holiday service and has the ability to transport bikes for travelers who prefer to combine busing and biking to their destination. Holiday and weekend service is available as well.

The Port of Olympia is also available for those who have boats or would like to rent boats. They offer many dockside services, and a small airport is also present for certain types of air travel. Not exactly the option for every traveler, but still an asset to getting around in Olympia.

Olympia Bus Depot is another option. This Greyhound station travels almost anywhere a person can think of, at many convenient times throughout the day.

To travel to other places in Washington, the Washington State Ferry System comes in extremely handy. With multiple ports and short connections, this system is a convenient way to see other parts of the state (although there are no ferries that dock in Olympia).

Amtrak is another travel medium that can be used for a variety of travel types. Short or long distances can be covered using the train, and the scenery and relaxation that come with train travel are excellent benefits as well.  Olympia is served by the Centennial Station in neighboring Lacey.