Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is the main commercial airport in the Seattle metropolitan area, Washington. Also known as Sea-Tac Airport, it's located 14 miles from downtown Seattle and 18 miles away from downtown Tacoma.
If you’re driving to Sea-Tac Airport, type the following address into your mapping app:
Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
17801 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98158, USA
To book your Seattle Airport parking spot, click here to check out the in-depth guide to SeaTac Parking.
If you’re flying to the Pacific Northwest, you should find reliable and inexpensive airport shuttle offers that will allow you to explore all the beautiful places in the area. There are countless transportation options available at Sea-Tac, including Seattle Airport Shuttle, Rideshare, Taxis, Car & Limo Service, Rental Cars, and Public Transportation.
Since you have so many options, we will help you save a lot of time and money by listing all available airport transfers and their rates including to and from Puget Sound, Airport, and Downtown Seattle. Pay by credit card or cash!
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Seattle Airport Shuttle
Seattle is the biggest city in the Washington State ornamented with water, forests, and mountains. Check out the Space Needle, an icon of the city, and visit Seattle Center for arts and entertainment. Go to Pike Place Market if you’re looking for a tasty meal, and then you can relax and take a walk through one of the following parks: Kerry Park, Gas Works Park, Discovery Park, etc. Other popular places in the area are Seattle Aquarium, Lake Union, Angle Lake, Capitol Hill, and Whidbey Island.
One of the best options to get to any of these places is via the Seattle Airport shuttle. Discover all shuttle providers in the city below and book the best deal.
Capital Aeroporter is the main shuttle provider offering transportation to Seattle, Tacoma, Seattle Cruise Piers, and other places in the area. Whether you need a shared or private ride, they will have an appropriate vehicle for you. If you want to cut your costs, you should use their shared Seattle Airport shuttle if it's available due to the ongoing pandemic. To find out their rates to some other destinations, use their website or call Capital Aeroporter at 800-962-3579.
Where is the Capital Aeroporter pick-up location at Sea-Tac?
Take the escalators or elevators near Baggage Claim #12, go up, and follow the signs for Door-to-Door Vans. Cross sky bridge #4 to reach the airport parking garage. Go down to the third floor, where you'll find the Capital Aeroporter counter.
Shuttle Express offered all transportation services to fit any of your needs - shared shuttles, private cars, high-end passenger vans, SUVs, and coaches. However, due to COVID-19, their Downtown Airporter cannot take you from Sea-Tac Airport to downtown Seattle. Instead of paying $25.45, you can reserve a private transfer that will be more expensive. To find out about its schedule, call the Seattle Airport Shuttle at 425-981-7000 or go through the website.
Where is the Shuttle Express pick-up location at Sea-Tac?
They are located in the center of the Ground Transportation Plaza. From the Baggage Claim area, cross sky bridge 4 to the parking garage, and go to the third floor.
Bellair Airporter Shuttle provides scheduled service to Seattle Airport and at least a dozen destinations in the area. If you travel with a few friends, you can get a lower price - there's a discount on the total fare for groups of 4. Reservations are not necessary, but you can book your ride if you want to secure your seat. For additional information, call 866-235-5247. To find out their one-way rates from SeaTac Airport, check out our list below.
Where is the Bellair Airporter pick-up location at Sea-Tac?
Airporter Shuttle picks up passengers outside door #2, past baggage claim carousel #1.
Bremerton-Kitsap Airporter is a reliable shuttle that can easily take you to and from Sea-Tac Airport. They operate every day and offer affordable rates. To find out more, reach out to their Customer Service at 360-876-1737. You can find out their one-way rates from Seattle Airport to Tacoma and several other destinations below:
Where is the pick-up location at Sea-Tac?
Airporter staff is available at the South Ground Transportation Service Desk. Go to the south end of the baggage level near Carousel #1, and look for Door #00.
Quick Shuttle provides a dependable Seattle Airport shuttle bus between Seattle and Vancouver. You can use this transportation option to get from Sea-Tac to downtown Seattle, Tulalip, Bellingham Airport, and Vancouver hotels. Their one-way fare from Sea-Tac is $59.00. However, they have stopped operating due to the ongoing pandemic, so call 800-665-2122 before your journey to see if reservations are possible.
Where is the Quick Shuttle pick-up location at Sea-Tac?
Quick Shuttle picks up passengers along the curb on the Arrivals Drive. Head to the south end of the Baggage Claim area.
Wenatchee Valley Shuttle has scheduled service between Sea-Tac and Wenatchee Train Station. You can book this shuttle if you want to get to Peshastin or Pangborn Memorial Airport. It's suitable for any customer traveling solo or with a small group. The one-way rates are as follows:
- Sea-Tac to/from Peshastin: $50
- Sea-Tac to/from Wenatchee: $52
- Sea-Tac to/from Pangborn Memorial Airport: $57
Note that you need to make a reservation at least 2 hours before a shuttle departure time. Reserve a pickup online or by calling 509-293-5773. This Seattle Airport Shuttle picks up at Arrivals lane, Door 02.
Whidbey SeaTac Shuttle also offers scheduled Sea-Tac Airport shuttle service to several places and hotels in the area. Even though they have scheduled rides, you still need to make advance reservations. Look at our list below to discover their updated one-way rates for transfers from SEA.
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For more information, feel free to call 360-679-4003 or 877-679-4003.
App-based transportation companies are very popular, but COVID-19 has had quite an impact on their rates. Shared rides aren't available, but you can still book a transfer from Seattle Tacoma Airport to downtown. Three rideshare companies are allowed to operate at Sea-Tac Airport—Uber, Lyft, and Wingz.
We picked a couple of destinations to assist you in comparing their prices. Check the estimates below and find the cheapest ride from the airport to your destination.
Uber Seattle Airport
- to downtown Seattle: $29
- to Bellevue: $34
Lyft Seattle Airport
- to downtown Seattle: $35
- to Bellevue: $30
Wingz Seattle Airport
- to downtown Seattle: $43
- to Bellevue: $50
Learn all about TNC pick-ups and drop-offs, as well as price estimates, in our guide to arranging a Lyft from Seattle Airport!
Sea-Tac Airport Taxi
You can find various taxi options at Seattle Airport, some taxi operators offer flat rates and some provide metered service. Taxi cabs are located on the third floor of the parking garage on both north and south curbs. SEA offers both metered and flat-rate taxi vehicles. Flat-rate taxis are two-color vehicles and set the prices based on your zip code, but rates vary based on the company. For instance, Seattle Yellow Cab has a $40 rate for transfers from downtown to the airport.
Limo & Black Car Service
STILA is the authorized company offering town cars, SUVs, and stretch limos to passengers at Sea-Tac. This transportation option is more expensive than any Seattle shuttle or taxi service, but it is more convenient and has more comfortable vehicles for business trips and diverse events.
To book a limousine or town car with a professional driver, head to the Travelers' Information Board in Baggage Claim or Ground Transportation booth on the third floor of the garage. You can also make an advanced reservation by calling STILA at 206-243-1811. Their rates from Sea-Tac to downtown start at $45.
Sea-Tac Rental Cars
SEA Airport has a separate rental car facility where you can find all rental agencies. To reach that facility, you can use a complimentary shuttle available 24/7 with pick-up locations outside the baggage claim area at the north and south ends of the main terminal. The address of this facility is 3150 S. 160th Street, SeaTac, WA 98188.
Many car rental companies are available at Sea-Tac:
- E-Z Rent-A-Car
- Fox Rent-A-Car
The cheapest airport transportation is not always the most reliable one. However, public transit at Sea-Tac Airport is a great transportation option, especially for those who don’t have a lot of luggage.
The King County Metro Transit provides 3 routes that serve the airport:
- Rapid Ride A Line (Federal Way)
- Route 180 (Burien/Auburn)
- Route 156 (Southcenter/Des Moines)
To reach the bus stop, take the walkway through the north end of the 4th floor of the Parking Garage to the Sound Transit Link Light Rail Station, and then exit to International Boulevard. You can use courtesy shuttles to get there, too.
Sound Transit has two Seattle express bus routes operating to and from Seattle-Tacoma Airport:
- ST Route 560 (to Burien, Renton, and Bellevue)
- ST Route 574 (to Federal Way, Tacoma, and Lakewood)
Their pick-up/drop-off location is at the sound end of the main terminal on the lower drive.
Link Light Rail
Sound Transit also offers Link Light Rail which is a great option for airport passengers because of its reliability and affordable rates. It's the best transfer to the city available for only $3.00! Learn where to find the airport train station and other useful information in our guide to taking the train to Seattle Airport!