Seattle-Tacoma Intl Airport Information

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport serves the cities of Seattle and Tacoma and the greater Puget Sound area in northeastern Washington state. Sea-Tac, as it is known informally, is the 16th largest airport in the United States, handling 33 million passengers a year.

Twenty-seven airlines provide service to and from Sea-Tac. Domestic service is provided by major carriers American, Delta, United, US Airways, Jet Blue and Southwest along with regional carriers Alaska, Frontier, Sky West, Sun Country and Horizon. International service to major cities in Europe, Asia and the Middle East is provided by Air Canada, All Nippon Airways, Asiana, British Airways, Condor, Emirates, EVA Air, Hainan, Korean Air and Lufthansa.

The airport is 15 miles south of downtown Seattle and 25 miles north of downtown Tacoma. Sea-Tac today features a spacious, modern terminal facility divided into two main stations, South and North, with a train running between them. Each station serves two major gate areas with a separate train system running to the gate areas along a triangular route. South Station terminal connects to the S gates and B gates. North Station terminal connects to the C gates and N gates.

The newest feature of Sea-Tac Airport is a five-story Consolidated Rental Car facility, covering 2.1 million square feet. It is the largest airport rental car facility in the world with certification as an LEED green building. All rental car customer service counters and rental vehicles have been consolidated into the new facility. A rental car shuttle bus transports customers from the main terminal to the rental car center. Pick-up areas are located outside the baggage claim area near carousels 1 and 15 located at the north and south ends of the terminal. Customers returning rental cars to Sea-Tac are advised to look for State Road 518 and to then follow signs to the return area.

Ground transportation is available in the lower level of the terminal adjacent to the baggage claim area.