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A sprawling urban expanse with a beautiful coastal location and favorable year-round temperatures, Seattle is a chic city that offers an active outdoor lifestyle. The city experiences somewhat overcast and cloudy weather all year round and its peak tourist season is from June – August. Average summer temperatures hover around 75 degrees Fahrenheit, and hotel prices and flight fares soar during this time. The city is also abuzz with hectic tourist activity due to the Alaskan cruise season, as most ships operate via the Port of Seattle. For sunny days, pleasant temperatures, and less crowds, visit in spring, around April – May, or in the fall months from September – October. From November – March the weather is wet and cold, with average temperatures of 35 – 45 degrees Fahrenheit. However, Seattle offers plenty of indoor activities and attractions, as well as white, powdery slopes for winter sports lovers.


Seattle flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares to Seattle found recently by users on momondo
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United Airlines
United Airlines
SFO
14 Aug
San Francisco airport
2h 15m
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport
United Airlines
SEA
20 Aug
Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport
2h 11m
SFO
San Francisco airport
117 USD
Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines
ATL
20 Aug
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport
7h 52m
1 Stop
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport
Spirit Airlines
SEA
21 Aug
Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport
7h 09m
1 Stop
ATL
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport
123 USD
Frontier
Frontier
DEN
13 Aug
Denver Intl airport
3h 02m
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport
Frontier
SEA
21 Aug
Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport
2h 34m
DEN
Denver Intl airport
133 USD
Delta
Delta
PHX
09 Jul
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl airport
3h 07m
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport
Delta
SEA
10 Jul
Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport
2h 55m
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl airport
137 USD
Delta
Delta
SAN
13 Aug
San Diego airport
2h 57m
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport
Delta
SEA
20 Aug
Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport
2h 50m
SAN
San Diego airport
137 USD
Delta
Delta
PHX
13 Aug
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl airport
3h 07m
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport
Delta
SEA
17 Aug
Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport
2h 53m
PHX
Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl airport
137 USD
United Airlines
United Airlines
SFO
14 Aug
San Francisco airport
2h 15m
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport
United Airlines
SEA
20 Aug
Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport
2h 11m
SFO
San Francisco airport
117 USD
Delta
Delta
SJC
14 Aug
San Jose airport
2h 25m
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport
Delta
SEA
24 Aug
Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport
2h 09m
SJC
San Jose airport
137 USD
United Airlines
United Airlines
SFO
26 Jun
San Francisco airport
2h 14m
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport
United Airlines
SEA
10 Jul
Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport
2h 20m
SFO
San Francisco airport
185 USD
JetBlue
JetBlue
LGB
02 Jul
Long Beach Municipal airport
2h 37m
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport
JetBlue
SEA
24 Jul
Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport
2h 36m
LGB
Long Beach Municipal airport
183 USD
JetBlue
JetBlue
LGB
29 Jun
Long Beach Municipal airport
2h 37m
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport
JetBlue
SEA
05 Jul
Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport
2h 36m
LGB
Long Beach Municipal airport
190 USD
Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines
ONT
20 Aug
Ontario airport
2h 40m
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport
Alaska Airlines
SEA
21 Aug
Seattle/Tacoma Intl airport
2h 45m
ONT
Ontario airport
157 USD

Which airlines fly to Seattle?

All major U.S. carriers operate non-stop, domestic flights to Seattle. You can choose from Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Virgin America, Frontier Airlines, Kenmore Air, jetBlue, Southwest Airlines, and Hawaiian Airlines. Other airlines serving Seattle include British Airways, ANA, KLM, Virgin Atlantic, Norwegian, Volaris, Icelandair, and Air France.


How to get from the airport to Seattle city center?

Below you will find all the airports in Seattle along with the distance from the city center
Seattle King County/Boeing
5 mi from city center
Seattle Lake Union Spb
1 mi from city center
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
11 mi from city center

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), also called the Sea-Tac Airport is approximately 13 miles from Downtown Seattle. You have several transportation options to travel from SEA to the city center.

Light Rail

The Link Light Rail runs from 5:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 6:00 a.m. – midnight on Sundays. Trains arrive every 6 – 15 minutes and the one-way fare is $3.00 USD. The SeaTac/Airport Station is connected to the 4th floor of the parking garage and the train reaches the 4 stations in Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel in less than 40 minutes.

Taxis, ride-share and limousines

Taxi stands are on the 3rd floor of the airport parking garage. The flat-rate taxi service costs approximately $35.00 USD – $40.00 USD depending on your exact city center location. Ride-share services such as Wingz, Uber and Lyft are also available from SEA to the city center. Pickup location for ride-share services is Section I and J of the 3rd floor Ground Transportation Plaza. You can also get limousine services at the airport through STILA. To book your ride, use the interactive Travelers’ Information Board touchscreens, or curbside phones, or go to the Ground Transportation Booth on the 3rd floor of the parking garage.

Shuttles

Shuttle services and courtesy buses are offered by hotels around the airport area. They pick up passengers on the 3rd floor of the parking garage at stations 1 and 3. These services are pre-booked.

Car rentals

All rental car companies at Sea-TAC Airport operate at a separate facility which can be reached by the airport shuttle 24-hours a day. You can also find attractive deals on car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Seattle

Most frequently searched flights to Seattle along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
New York to Seattle
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7h 25m
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222 USD
Boston to Seattle
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6h 11m
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211 USD
Los Angeles to Seattle
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Chicago to Seattle
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Dallas to Seattle
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4h 10m
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150 USD
San Francisco to Seattle
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1h 56m
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117 USD
Atlanta to Seattle
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5h 14m
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123 USD
Washington to Seattle
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5h 31m
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218 USD
Minneapolis to Seattle
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3h 39m
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174 USD
San José to Seattle
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Philadelphia to Seattle
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233 USD
Orlando to Seattle
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5h 58m
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233 USD
Oakland to Seattle
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2h 05m
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117 USD
Ontario to Seattle
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2h 40m
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157 USD
Houston to Seattle
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4h 30m
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157 USD
Santa Ana to Seattle
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2h 45m
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157 USD
Denver to Seattle
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2h 49m
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120 USD
Phoenix to Seattle
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3h 00m
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137 USD
London to Seattle
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9h 55m
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429 USD
Bengaluru to Seattle
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20h 15m
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How to get around in Seattle?

Seattle is a large metropolis with a compact downtown area that is home to many of the major tourist attractions. If your accommodation is located in Downtown Seattle, you can explore many of the popular sights on foot. To get around to other parts of the city, you will need to rely on some mode of transportation. The city is notorious for traffic jams, so public transport may be a more efficient way to travel.

Link Light Rail

Sound Transit operates Link light rail that connects the University of Washington to Downtown Seattle and includes 14 stops along the way. Trains run every 6 – 15 minutes and one-way fares range from $2.25 USD – $3.25 USD.

Bus

King County Metro Transit operates buses in Downtown Seattle as well as the neighboring King County. Fares range from $2.50 USD – $3.25 USD based on the time of day and zones traveled. An ORCA regional day pass costing $8.00 USD per person, allows unlimited use of light rail and buses for a period of 24 hours.

Streetcars

There are 2 main streetcar routes in the city. The South Lake Union Streetcar has 11 stops and arrives every 10 – 15 minutes. The First Hill Streetcar operates from Chinatown-International District over to Capitol Hill and has 10 stops in between. Streetcars run every 10 – 25 minutes. The fare is $2.25 USD per person for both the lines.

Monorail

The Seattle Center Monorail goes from Westlake Center to downtown and then over to the base of Queen Anne hill. One-way fares are $2.25 USD per person.

Taxis and ride sharing

Taxis are easily available throughout the city and you can flag one down from the curb, especially in downtown. The meter starts at $2.60 USD followed by $2.70 USD per mile with a wait time charge of $0.50 USD per minute. Ride sharing services from Uber and Lyft are also easily available through their mobile-based app.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Seattle?

No visa is required for domestic travelers within the U.S. For foreign nationals, please check the U.S. Department of State website.


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Additional info and tips about visiting Seattle

Things to do and places of interest in Seattle

With an excellent oceanside location, opportunities for year-round outdoor activities, a thriving arts scene, and delectable fish and farm markets, Seattle caters to a wide range of travelers. For an authentic Seattle experience try to include some of these activities in your itinerary.

  • Visit the Seattle Centre complex and ride to the top of the 605-foot tall iconic Space Needle.
  • Admire the art and sculptures of renowned artists at the Seattle Art Museum and Olympic Sculpture Park. Don’t miss a trip to the Museum of History and Industry for interesting exhibits on a variety of subjects, including technology, culture, and Puget Sound’s maritime past.
  • Spend a few hours at the famous Pike Place Market, a vibrant, historic, 1907-dated marketplace, open all year round. Take in the colorful flowers, the aroma of hot-out-of-the-oven breads, and fresh fish straight from the sea. Shop for a range of local produce and cheeses, and don’t miss the ‘flying fish’ show.
  • Grab a cup of coffee at the ‘Original Starbucks’, the first store of the Seattle-born brand, Starbucks Coffee.
  • See airplanes such as the 747, 767, 777, and 787 Dreamliner being built at the gigantic Boeing factory facility, 25 miles outside of Seattle.
  • If you’re traveling with kids, make a trip to the Seattle Aquarium, ride on the 175-foot tall Seattle Great Wheel, and visit the Woodland Park Zoo.
  • Enjoy a leisurely stroll at the waterfront in Myrtle Edwards Park.
  • Hop on a ferry to Bainbridge Island for a day of hiking, biking, or walking around the Bloedel Reserve or Fort Ward State Park.

Tips and tricks for visiting Seattle

Discover the city under the city

Book the Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour, a 75-minute guided walking tour to discover subterranean storefronts and sidewalks entombed when the city rebuilt on top of itself after the Great Fire of 1889. The tour begins beneath Doc Maynard’s Public House, then spills into Pioneer Square, before plunging underground for an exclusive, time-capsule view of the buried city.

Invest in a Seattle CityPASS

Pick up a Seattle CityPASS priced at $79.00 USD per adult and $59.00 USD per child (ages 4 – 12) to get significant savings and easy access to several popular sights and attractions.