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Seattle-Tacoma Airport

General information

Seattle-Tacoma Airport, also known as Sea-Tac Airport, is the largest airport in the northwest of the United States. The airport is home to Alaska Airlines and also widely used by Delta Air Lines. The airport consists of three terminals and three runways. In addition to Seattle-Tacoma Airport, the Seattle metropolitan area has two more airports, namely King County International Airport (Boeing Field) and Paine Field Airport on the Boeing Everett Factory site (book an interesting Boeing Plant Tour). Downtown Seattle is accessible by public transportation (Link Light Rail) and taxi from Seattle-Tacoma Airport.

Seattle-Tacoma Airport is located exactly between Vancouver Airport in Canada (152 miles / 245 km) and Portland Airport, Oregon (165 miles / 265 km).


Where is Seattle-Tacoma Airport situated?

The airport is located in SeaTac south of Seattle (760,000 residents) and northeast of Tacoma (220,000 residents). Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane are the three largest cities in the State of Washington. By car, the airport is accessible via State Route 99 (SR 99), also known as Pacific Highway.

How many terminals does Seattle-Tacoma Airport have?

Seattle-Tacoma Airport has three terminals, namely Main Terminal (Concourses A, B, C, D) North Satellite (boarding gates N) and South Satellite (boarding gates S). The main terminal and satellite terminals are linked to each other by means of automated people movers known as the Satellite Transit System. The system consists of three different routes. One circuit connects Concourse A, B and South Satellite, another circuit connects Concourse C, D and North Satellite, Concourse A and Concourse D are also connected by an automated people mover.

Airport Map



The distance from Seattle-Tacoma Airport to the centre of Seattle is 22 kilometres. By car, it takes 35 minutes to get to the centre of Seattle.

From SEA Airport to Seattle City centre by Car
22 km
35 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Seattle-Tacoma Airport by public transport. Visit the Seattle-Tacoma Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Seattle-Tacoma Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Seattle is about $ 50.-. Book your taxi at Seattle-Tacoma Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From SEA Airport to Seattle City centre by Taxi
22 km
40 min
$ 50.-

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Car rental

At Seattle-Tacoma Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Avis, Budget, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Enterprise, Hertz, National (Enterprise Holdings), Sixt, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Seattle-Tacoma Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

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At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Seattle-Tacoma Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Seattle-Tacoma Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Seattle-Tacoma Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Seattle-Tacoma Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Seattle-Tacoma Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Alaska Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • American Airlines


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Seattle-Tacoma Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center, SeaTac

Across from Seattle Tacoma International Airport and only moments from the city centre, this hotel is ideally located close to numerous area attractions and features state-of-the-art amenities and accommodation.


Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport, SeaTac

Located just minutes from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, this hotel offers a free airport transfer service and free Wi-Fi in every room. The Space Needle is 25 minutes’ drive away.


Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport, an IHG Hotel, SeaTac

Across from Sea-Tac International Airport, this hotel is adjacent to Link Light Rail, which provides access to Central Seattle. It offers a free 24-hour airport transfer service, fitness centre and business centre.

Hotels in Seattle

Looking for the best hotels in Seattle? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Motif Seattle, a Destination by Hyatt Hotel, Seattle

Featuring scenic views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains, this hotel overlooks the city centre streets of Seattle. Guests here can enjoy the on-site restaurant and bar, as well as convenient room service.


The Paramount Hotel, Seattle

Featuring a fitness centre and restaurant, this modern Seattle hotel is 10 minutes’ walk to Pike Place Fish Market. The Paramount Theater, Washington State Convention Center and shopping at Westlake Center are all less than 5 minutes’ walk away.


Ace Hotel Seattle, Seattle

Located in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle, this modern hotel is 750 metres from Pike Place Market and 1.6 km from downtown Seattle. It offers contemporary rooms with free WiFi and a shared breakfast room.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Seattle-Tacoma Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Seattle: Space Needle Ticket

Book your ticket in advance to the most popular attraction in Seattle. Take in sweeping views of the city from the iconic Space Needle.


Seattle CityPASS®: Save 44% or More at 5 Top Attractions

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Tour & transport

Seattle: Underground Walking Tour

Explore Seattle from a different angle and go below Pioneer Square. Take a walk through three underground passageways originally constructed in the 1890's and learn about Seattle's forgotten history.


  2 reviews

Have you visited Seattle-Tacoma Airport lately? So far, 2 airport passengers have written an airport review about Seattle-Tacoma Airport. This airport has an average score of 3 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport reviews

Ryan Hickok
5 months ago

Horrible experience would be very kind description. Arrived 2.5 hours prior to flight. Upon arrival, was told to wait in agent assist line for Delta by an employee. After about an hour of waiting & only moved to the halfway point. Then another employee told me I didn't need to be in this line & to go to the self tag station. My tag didn't print & was told they would print me one at the desk. Had to wait 40 minutes in that line. Once I got to security, I had 20minutes til boarding. Got to the security checkpoint in 30 minutes. To where a TSA agent older black male, short hair was yelling and being aggressive towards travelers. Their was a back up on the conveyor belt because you can't stack or remove the trays, so I had to wait another 5 minutes til I got my belongings. Lucky I made flight on the last boarding flight. Hire more staff, hire more competent staff & hire more customer service friendly. It seemed nobody care & had attitude

5 months ago

Took my son to airport, he was leaving the state. I did not know that those who aren't flying can no longer go through security to wait until the passenger takes off. We were separated and was told to get a pass so i could wait with my son and say goodbye when his plane departed. It turns out they don't give those passes anymore for security reasons and i thought i wouldn't be able to see him. I talked to the tsa agents in the security line, they radioed to have him come back so he can hug goodbye and take pictures. After many people calling on their radios they found him and led him back outside security so we could visit before he left. They also made sure he got back to his plane before it boarded (he was 1st class so boards early). Im so grateful to all the employees who helped me be able to say goodbye to my son.

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