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Seattle-Tacoma international Airport (SEA)

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Seattle-Tacoma international Airport (SEA)
Address17801 International Boulevard, Seattle, 98158, Washington, United States
Telephone(206) 433 5388 or (800) 544 1965
Number of terminals1
Time zoneGMT -8 (Please note: daylight savings time may apply between certain dates - please check local sources)
LocationSeattle-Tacoma International Airport is located 19km (12 miles) south of Seattle.
Airport codeSEA
Country dialling code1
Airport newsA new car hire facility, originally scheduled to open in the spring of 2011, is now due to enter service during mid-2012. Various smaller improvement projects are also in progress.
Driving directionsFrom the north and south, 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 exit.
Car rentalCar hire companies at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport include: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz and National, which offer pick-up and drop-off at the airport, on the first floor of the garage. Advantage, Dollar, Enterprise and Thrifty provide courtesy shuttles to and from their off-site locations. All have information desks in the Arrivals area.
Public transport and taxisBus: Metro Transit (tel: (206) 553 3000; metro.kingcounty.gov) runs a 24-hour bus service to Seattle and various regional destinations. The fare is USD 3 at peak times, and USD 2.25 off-peak.
Shuttle: a number of shuttle operators run door-to-door services to Seattle and other Washington destinations. Downtown Airporter (tel: (855) 556 3300; downtownairporter.hudsonltd.net) operates shuttle buses between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and hotels in the city centre – fares start at USD 12,50. Shuttle buses leave from the Ground Transportation Center.
Taxi: taxis and limousines are available from the Ground Transportation Center. There is a flat fare of USD 32 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; www.soundtransit.org) 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 USD 2 to 2.75 depending on the destination.
Car parkingThe covered airport car park is connected to the Main Terminal via skybridges and offers short and long-term parking. Special rate ‘general parking’ is available on four floors of the garage and serves as the airport's long-term parking area. Valet parking is available. Call the Parking Office for more information (tel: (206) 433 5308).
Information and help desksAn airport information booth is located in the baggage claim area across from carousel 12.
Airport FacilitiesMoney and communications: bureaux de change, ATMs and wireless internet access are available. A mailbox is located on the Lower Drive sidewalk outside of Baggage Claim door number 16.
Eating and drinking:
facilities at the airport include coffee shops, bars and a variety of self-service, full-service and fast-food restaurants.
shopping facilities include bookshops, gift shops and duty-free shops.
luggage facilities in the terminal building include a baggage and frozen storage service (Ken’s Baggage) in the reclaim area. There is a lost property office in the Main Terminal, up on the mezzanine level.
Other facilities:
these include family toilets, massage and shoeshine, a pet relief area and a meditation room. Mobile phone chargers are available.
Conference and business facilitiesConference facilities are available at the Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center (tel: (206) 244 4800; www.hilton.com). The Regus Business Centers Express on Concourse C sells a range of business accessories.
Disabled facilitiesSeattle-Tacoma International Airport is equipped with disabled toilets, lowered drinking fountains, ramps and adapted lifts with Braille signage. Some 80 amplified phones for the hearing-impaired are located throughout the airport. Airline staff can provide wheelchairs on request. Reserved parking spaces are available in the parking garage.
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. It has eight meeting rooms, a grill restaurant, free internet access, a newly modernised gymnasium, indoor pool, and free shuttles to various points in the local area.
Seattle, 18118 International Boulevard
Washington 98188, United States
Tel: (206) 244 6666
Web: www.radisson.com

Seattle Airport Marriott
The Seattle Airport Marriott has a full-service business centre, rooms for smaller meetings, and a choice of three dining options. There is a pool in the building's atrium area, and a fully-equipped fitness centre. The hotel is 1.6km (1 mile) from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Seattle, 3201 South 176th Street
Washington 98188, United States
Tel: (206) 241 2000
Web: www.marriott.com

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 include a meeting room and a cocktail bar.
Seattle, 20717 International Boulevard
Washington 98198, United States
Tel: (206) 878 3300
Web: www.bestwesternwashington.com

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 center, fitness centre, outdoor pool and restaurant.
Seattle, 17620 International Boulevard
Washington 98188, United States
Tel: (206) 244 4800
Web: www.hilton.com

Holiday Inn Seattle Sea-Tac International Airport
Less than 3km (2 miles) from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, this 259-room hotel is also near the light rail station and is connected via a shuttle service. The hotel offers meeting facilities, a business centre, a fitness centre and spa.
Seattle, 17338 International Boulevard
Washington 98188, United States
Tel: (206) 248 1000
Web: www.holidayinn.com

Holiday Inn Express
Offering a business centre, gymnasium, and two meeting rooms, this is a lower-budget option about 4.5 km (3 miles) from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. However, the room rate does include breakfast, and a free shuttle is available to and from the airport and several nearby restaurants.
Seattle, 19621 International Boulevard
Washington 98188, United States
Tel: (206) 824 3200
Web: www.hiexpress.com
Full airport nameSeattle-Tacoma International Airport
CountryUnited States of America
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