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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
Websitewww.portseattle.org/sea-tac
Number of terminals1
Time zoneGMT Pacific Standard Time: GMT/UTC -8 (GMT/UTC -7 from March 9 to November 2, 2014)
MapSeattle-Tacoma International Airport
LocationSeattle-Tacoma International Airport is located 19 km (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 or 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 rental 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 agencies can be found at the car rental center 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; metro.kingcounty.gov) 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 center; 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 center 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 travel time to downtown Seattle is about 40 minutes, and the one-way fare is US$2–US$2.75, depending on the destination.
Car parkingThe multistory airport parking structure, which is connected to the Main Terminal via sky bridges, offers short- and long-term parking. Special rate "general parking," available on four floors of the parking structure, 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, and stamps can be purchased at ATMs. Mobile phone chargers are also available.
Food: There are numerous coffee shops and bars and a variety of self-service, full-service, and fast-food restaurants at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport; these are spread throughout the concourses and 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 shops are located in the Central Terminal.
Luggage: Luggage facilities at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport include a baggage and storage service in the baggage claim 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 traveling 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. Conference facilities are also available at the Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center (tel: (206) 244 4800; www3.hilton.com). The Regus Business Center Express on concourse C sells a range of business accessories.
Disabled facilitiesSeattle-Tacoma International Airport is equipped with accessible toilets, lowered drinking fountains, ramps, amplified phones for the hearing impaired, and adapted elevators with Braille signage. Airline staff can provide wheelchairs on request. Reserved parking spaces are available in the multistory parking structure.
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 modernized gym, and an indoor pool.
18118 International Boulevard
Seattle, Washington 98188, USA
Tel: (206) 244 6666.
Web: www.radisson.com

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

Best Western Airport Executel
Located less than 2.5 km (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, an indoor swimming pool, and a cocktail bar.
20717 International Boulevard
Seattle, Washington 98198, USA
Tel: (206) 878 3300.
Web: www.bestwestern.com

Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center
Very close to the airport, the Hilton operates a 24-hour courtesy shuttle service to both the terminal and the light rail station. The property has extensive meeting space, an on-site business center, a fitness area, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant.
17620 International Boulevard
Seattle, Washington 98188, USA
Tel: (206) 244 4800.
Web: www3.hilton.com

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

Holiday Inn Express
Offering a business center, a 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.
19621 International Boulevard
Seattle, Washington 98188, USA
Tel: (206) 824 3200.
Web: www.ihg.com
Full airport nameSeattle-Tacoma International Airport
CitySeattle
State or provinceUnited States of America
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