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Airports in Seattle: Locations, Facilities, and Cheap Flights

Known as the Portal to the Pacific, Seattle is a thriving west coast city that is home to major corporations like Boeing, Microsoft, and Amazon. It is a coveted destination for art lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and people who want to shop around for designer brands and unique gifts made by local craftsmen. Seattle is a major international travel hub with several airports located just minutes from downtown. From Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to King County International Airport/Boeing Field, there are a couple different options available for getting into the city and Skyscanner will help you find the cheapest flights to Seattle with one simple search.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), or Sea-Tac as the locals call it, is the main international airport serving western Washington. Sea-Tac Airport is located approximately 13 miles south of downtown Seattle, along the I-5 corridor. This airport is the 28th busiest airport in the world, handling over 45 million travelers each year. It is a popular airport for incoming and outgoing flights for Asia and Europe, as well as destinations all over the United States.

Sea-Tac Airport has a main terminal, called the Central Terminal, with four concourses. There is also a North Satellite Terminal and a South Satellite Terminal. You can easily get from one terminal to the next via the Satellite Transit System. Baggage claim, ticketing, the parking lots, and ground transportation services are all located in the main terminal. Sea-Tac Airport is the main hub for Alaska Airlines, Delta, and Horizon Air. The best time to fly to Seattle is between January and April when airfare is the cheapest and when tourism is down.

Once you arrive to the airport, there are plenty of ground transportation options available to get you to your final destination. You can reserve a rideshare with Uber or Lyft, hail a taxi, catch the public bus, arrange for an airport shuttle, or pick up a rental car. For the cheapest rental rates, be sure to reserve your car rental using Skyscanner's free car rental tool.

King County International Airport/Boeing Field Airport

While much smaller in size compared to Sea-Tac Airport, Seattle Boeing Field Airport (BFI) is also an option for flying in to the Seattle region. This airport is located approximately five miles from downtown Seattle and is considered to be one of the busiest small-scale commercial and logistics facilities in the country. West Coast Airlines is the primary passenger flight service that uses this airport and offers flights to Seattle Boeing Field Airport from other cities around the Pacific Northwest and Canada. Once you arrive to this airport, you can schedule for an Uber or Lyft pick up, catch a public bus, or arrange for a hotel shuttle. Boeing Field is home to the historic Museum of Flight, which showcases the history of aviation in Seattle, be sure to check it out before heading off to your final destination.

Are there Hotels Near the Airport?

Yes! Sea-Tac airport is surrounded by an abundance of mid-grade to luxury hotels and conference centers. You can also find great deals on rooms in the downtown core, and in the outskirts of town. To get the best available price on your hotel room, use Skyscanner's hotel booking tool to make your reservations.

Points of Interest in Seattle

Seattle is full of exciting attractions that you do not want to miss out on. While in town, stroll through Pike Place Public Market where you will find the legendary fish throwers, a variety of flower and produce stands, and unique shops featuring gifts and quirky items from all over the world. You can reserve your spot on the Seattle Underground Tour and head below the current city to learn about how Seattle was rebuilt over the rubble of the fire that threatened to take down the city in the 1800s. Water lovers can book a reservation on a charter boat and cruise around the Puget Sound, taking in all of its glory.

 

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