Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is located 19km (12 miles) south of Seattle, in Washington State.
17801 International Blvd
Seattle, WA 98158
Dialling code: +1
Telephone: (206) 787 5388 or (800) 544 1965
Lufthansa at the airport
How to get there
From 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.
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 US$2-2.75, depending on the destination.
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.
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.
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.
The 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.