Cheap Flights from New York to Seattle
Flight information New York to Seattle
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Average flight time, total distance 2398 miles
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Seattle / Tacoma International, Seattle Lake Union SPB and Seattle Boeing Fld
What the Empire State Building is to New York City, Mt. Rainier is to Seattle: An iconic presence that’s visible from every direction to remind you, at every moment, where you are. Each makes an indelible impression, especially when seen from the air on the flight route from the Big Apple to the Emerald City. More than 2,400 miles of the United States and an average 5 hour and 10 minute flight lie between these two dynamic and very different cities.
Your NYC Airport and Airline Options
Your flight route will depart either JFK international, located on the southern tip of Queens, or from Newark Liberty, a 35-minute cab ride from downtown Manhattan. You have choice of 6 carriers, all offering non-stop service from New York. JetBlue, FinnAir, and American, Delta and Alaska Airlines make the daily trek from JFK. United and Alaska depart daily from Newark Liberty.
Getting To and Around Your Airport
As New York’s largest airport, JFK boasts eight terminals spread over 880 acres. Navigating among them requires riding the rapid transit AirTrain, which you can connect to via the Long Island Railway or the city subway system.
The New Jersey Transit Train offers service From New York’s Penn Station to the Newark Liberty Train Station. From there, the AirTrain Newark monorail will take you directly to Newark Liberty terminal A, B or C to check in to your flight.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recommends arriving at JFK 2 hours before your scheduled departure to ensure plenty of time to check your luggage and clear security.
What to Expect In Seattle
Because Seattle is on Pacific Time, your flight from New York comes with a bonus of three extra hours to enjoy the Emerald City on your first day. You might want to spend part of that time taking in the airport's surroundings.
Watch for the central terminal's daily live musical performance, courtesy of the local talent. Or stop at one of the on-site restaurants for your first taste of ultra-fresh seafood, Seattle’s signature specialty.
Remember, along with exchanging skyscrapers for mountain ranges, you’ll trade NYC’s climate of extremes for Seattle’s mild, rainy one. Expect much cooler summer weather, with highs rarely topping 75F.
Visiting in winter? Exchange your heaviest layers, scarf and gloves for a water-resistant coat, waterproof boots and the ultimate Seattle accessory, an umbrella. You’ll need them all to cope with the rain.
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