About the Area
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is located in SeaTac City, approximately 18 miles northeast of downtown Tacoma and 14 kilometers south of Seattle. It is the largest airport in the Pacific Northwest region of North America and serves the vast Seattle Metropolitan in the State of Washington.
If you have at least 5 hours layover before your next flight, you can step out of the busy airport and enjoy the attractions, activities, and dining options that this delightful place has to offer. Visit the Highline SeaTac Botanical Gardens to marvel at the beautiful sights and the fragrance of the flowers. You can likewise head over to Seahurst Park and explore the lush trails if you feel like getting in touch with mother nature. A visit to Angle Lake is also a great way to use your extra time.
Restaurants and recreational activities such as indoor skydiving are also available near the airport. SeaTac certainly has a lot to offer its visitors.
Airport Facilities & FAQ
This three-runway airport has a total of 80 gates located among 4 concourses and 2 satellite buildings. It offers several amenities for the comfort and entertainment of the passengers, including lounges, dining and retail options, children’s play areas, live music, charging stations, and many more. There are even spots where you can get a massage or a mani-pedi and enjoy a quick nap before your flight.
You may download the free SEA Airport App to easily access the airport map and access the amenities you need. The app also lets you track flights and get ground transportation.
There are currently 6 passenger lounges to choose from and 1 USO Center for military personnel.
SEA offers a diverse mix of restaurants to choose from. It has a total of 42 shops ranging from cafes, grab-and-go snack bars, and sit-down dining facilities. Whether you’re in the mood for salad or you’d like to have a hearty seafood feast, SEA has got you covered.
Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the airport. It is accessible through the network “SEATAC-FREE-WIFI”.
The parking at SEA can hold up to 12,100 vehicles. Affordable fees for both short-term and long-term parking programs are available for the convenience of the passengers
Are there car rental facilities?
There are car rental companies in SEA, but they are currently operating off-site. However, going to these car rental facilities and vice versa is not a problem because designated shuttle buses are available to transport passengers between these locations 24 hours a day.
For passengers who are going to the car rental facility from the airport, they can wait for the shuttle at the designated pick-up areas. These areas are located outside of the baggage claim area. One is located in the north end, while another one is at the south end.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport serves 51.8M passengers annually to and from different domestic and international routes. The following are the top domestic destinations:
- Los Angeles, California
- San Francisco, California
- Anchorage, Alaska
- Denver, Colorado
- Las Vegas, Nevada
As for the international destinations, the following are the busiest routes:
- Vancouver, Canada
- Seoul-Incheon, South Korea
- London-Heathrow, United Kingdom
- Frankfurt, Germany
- Dubai, United Arab Emirates