Seattle-Tacoma international Airport (SEA)

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Seattle-Tacoma international Airport (SEA)
Address17801 International Boulevard, Seattle, Washington, 98158, United States
Telephone(206) 787 5388 or (800) 544 1965.
Number of terminals1
Time zoneGMT Pacific Standard Time: GMT/UTC -8 (GMT/UTC -7 from 9 March to 2 November 2014)
MapSeattle-Tacoma International Airport
LocationSeattle-Tacoma International Airport is located 19km (12 miles) south of Seattle, in Washington State.
Airport codeSEA
Airport newsPlans are in place to expand the capacity of the South Satellite Terminal. A light rail extension is currently being constructed, which will facilitate more regular services to Seattle and other local areas by 2016.
Transfer between terminalsA shuttle train service connects the Main Terminal to the nearby North and South Satellites.
Driving directionsFrom the north (Seattle) or south (Tacoma), take Interstate 5 to exits 154B and 154 respectively and drive west on SR518 to the airport exit. From the east, take Interstate 405 (which turns into SR518), and then take the Airport Expressway to the terminal.
Car rentalCar hire companies at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport include: Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, EZ Rent-a-Car, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless, Thrifty and Sixt. Offices for these operators can be found at the hire car centre at 3150 South 160th Street – shuttles to this location are available from outside the baggage claim areas.
Public transport and taxisBus: Metro Transit (tel: (206) 553 3000; runs a 24-hour bus service to Seattle and various regional destinations. The fare is US$3 at peak times, and US$2.25 off-peak.
Shuttle: A number of shuttle operators run door-to-door services to Seattle and other Washington destinations from the Ground Transportation Center. Downtown Airporter (tel: (855) 556 3300) operates shuttle buses between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and hotels in the city centre – fares start at US$12.50.
Taxi: Taxis and limousines are available from the Ground Transportation Center. There is a flat fare of US$40 for transfers from city centre hotels to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, but this does not apply for the reverse journey.
Light rail: The Central Link light rail service (tel: (888) 889 6368; operates from a station on the fourth floor of the airport. The journey time to downtown Seattle is about 40 minutes, and the one-way fare is US$2-2.75, depending on the destination.
Car parkingThe multi-storey airport car park is connected to the Main Terminal via sky bridges and offers short- and long-term parking. Special rate ‘general parking’ is available on four floors of the car park and serves as the airport's long-term parking area. Valet parking is also available, and there is a ‘cell phone lot’ for those awaiting arriving passengers. Call the Parking Office (tel: (206) 433 5308) for more information and rates.
Information and help desksAn airport information booth is located in the baggage claim area, across from carousel 12.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: Bureaux de change, ATMs and change machines are available throughout the main terminal building. Currency exchange facilities can also be found on concourse A and in the South Satellite Terminal.
Communications: Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, as are internet enabled payphones. There are several post boxes in the terminal, while stamps can be purchased at ATMs. Mobile phone chargers are also available.
Food: There are numerous coffee shops, bars and a variety of self-service, full-service and fast-food restaurants at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport – these are spread between the concourses, satellites and within the main terminal areas. The largest concentration is in the Central Terminal where options include a seafood bar, Mexican eatery and Japanese restaurant.
Shopping: Shopping facilities include bookshops, gift shops and duty-free outlets for international passengers; the majority of which are located in the Central Terminal.
Luggage: Luggage facilities at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport include a baggage and storage service in the reclaim area of the terminal building. There is a lost property office (tel: (206) 787 6201) on the mezzanine level of the Main Terminal. Luggage trolleys are available for a US$4 fee.
Other facilities: Other facilities at the airport include massage services, shoeshine booths, a pet relief area and a meditation room. Those travelling with children will appreciate the kids play area, family toilets and mother and baby rooms.
Conference and business facilitiesThe Conference Center at Seattle-Tacoma Airport (tel: (206) 787 6602) boasts a range of conference and meeting facilities on-site. Conference facilities are also available at the Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center (tel: (206) 244 4800; Regus Business Center Express on concourse C sells a range of business accessories.
Disabled facilitiesSeattle-Tacoma International Airport is equipped with disabled toilets, lowered drinking fountains, ramps, amplified phones for the hearing impaired and adapted lifts with Braille signage. Airline staff can provide wheelchairs on request. Reserved parking spaces are available in the multi-storey car park.
Airport hotelsThere no on-site hotels at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport; however, several options are located within a short distance. Most nearby hotels operate courtesy shuttles to and from the terminals.

Radisson Hotel Gateway Seattle-Tacoma Airport
Close to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, this 204-room hotel is also within walking distance of the light rail link and operates free shuttles to various points in the local area. This mid-range option has eight meeting rooms, a grill restaurant, free internet access, a newly modernised gym and an indoor pool.
Seattle, 18118 International Boulevard
Washington 98188, United States
Tel: (206) 244 6666.

Seattle Airport Marriott
Among the more luxurious of hotels in the area, the Seattle Airport Marriott features a full-service business centre, small meeting rooms and a choice of three dining options. There is a pool in the building's atrium and a fully-equipped fitness centre for those who like to keep trim. The hotel is 1.6km (1 mile) from the terminal.
Seattle, 3201 South 176th Street
Washington 98188, United States
Tel: (206) 241 2000.

Best Western Airport Executel
Located less than 2.5km (1.5 miles) from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the Best Western Airport Executel offers a complimentary shuttle bus service to the terminals. Other facilities at this budget hotel include a meeting room, indoor swimming pool and a cocktail bar.
Seattle, 20717 International Boulevard
Washington 98198, United States
Tel: (206) 878 3300.

Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center
Very close to the airport, the Hilton operates 24-hour courtesy shuttle service both to the terminal and the light rail station. The property has extensive meeting space, an on-site business centre, fitness area, outdoor pool and restaurant.
Seattle, 17620 International Boulevard
Washington 98188, United States
Tel: (206) 244 4800.

Holiday Inn Seattle Sea-Tac International Airport
This 259-room hotel is near the light rail station, less than 3km (2 miles) from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport; to which it is connected via a shuttle service. The hotel offers meeting facilities, a business centre, fitness area and spa.
Seattle, 17338 International Boulevard
Washington 98188, United States
Tel: (206) 248 1000.

Holiday Inn Express
Offering a business centre, gym and two meeting rooms, this is among the more affordable options near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The room rate includes breakfast, and a free shuttle runs to and from the airport and several nearby restaurants.
Seattle, 19621 International Boulevard
Washington 98188, United States
Tel: (206) 824 3200.
Full airport nameSeattle-Tacoma International Airport
CountryUnited States of America
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