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Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
By Dan Travel
Published on 07/31/2007
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Information

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport


  • Official Web site
  • (206) 433-5388
  • Airport security guidelines
  • Peak travel times: The busiest times for departures are typically Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays from about 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Airport security express lanes: Travelers with no carry-on baggage can go right to the front of the security line.


It takes about 30 minutes, without traffic, to go between the airport and downtown Seattle or downtown Tacoma.


Cheapest: Long-term parking on garage floors 5-8 is $22 daily. Pay a fixed rate of $99 for a week.

Most convenient: Short-term parking is $2 for the first 30 minutes, $4 up to an hour, $7 for up to two hours and $30 daily.

Valet parking is no longer available at Sea-Tac. Travelers with disabilities who need help getting from parking to terminal can arrange for wheelchair service by calling (206) 824-2870 or (206) 824-2837.

Get additional information on monthly parking, disabled parking and off-site parking, or call (206) 433-5308.


Bus: Metro and Sound Transit provide frequent service connecting the airport to downtown Seattle and other parts of the region. Fares are $1.50 to $3 each way.

Shuttle: Several private bus and shuttle companies serve Sea-Tac; one-way fares between the airport and parts of Seattle run between $8.50 and $21.

Cab: Taxis between the airport and downtown Seattle cost roughly $34. A ride to Tacoma costs about $48. Passenger pick-up is on the third floor of the parking garage.

  • Ground transportation options are available at the baggage-claim level.
  • Heading to Seattle to begin a cruise? The Port of Seattle's cruise ship terminal is at Bell Street Pier.


Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz and National have on-site counters and cars.

Advantage, Dollar, Enterprise and Thrifty have on-site counters and off-site cars.

Century/Rent Rite and U Save keep counters and cars off-site.


Find maps of the airport


Kid stuff: A play area for kids -- located in the central terminal across from the Seattle Taproom -- offers foam play equipment, a family restroom and a private room with rocking chairs for parents and babies.

Lost and found: Central part of the Main Terminal, Mezzanine Level, room 6016. Call (206) 433-5312.

Find a listing of airport restaurants, banks, shopping and more

Pets: There's an outdoor pet area near baggage claim just north of the terminal.

Storage: If you need to store luggage, Ken's Baggage and Frozen Food Storage is between baggage carousels 12 and 13, beneath the escalators.

ATMs: There are 18 cash machines located throughout the main terminal, baggage claim, concourses A, B, C and D and the north and south satellites.

Wireless Internet: Wi-Fi service, provided by AT&T, is available everywhere but the subway and the upper garage floors.

Send-it-home kiosks: Mailing kiosks are located by security checkpoints for travelers who inadvertently pack prohibited items in their bags and wish to send them home.