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Seattle - Driving Directions

Driving Directions

From the north

Take Interstate 5 to Exit 154 B and drive west on State Route 518 to the Sea-Tac Airport Exit.

From the south

Take Interstate 5 to Exit 154 and drive west on State Route 518 to the Sea-Tac Airport Exit.

From the east

Take Interstate 405, which turns into State Route 518, to the Sea-Tac Airport Exit.

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Seattle - Public Transport

The following public transportation services are available to and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Public transit bus routes serve the Airport outside Door 6 by Baggage Carousel 5, on the Baggage Claim (lower) level.


Metro Transit


1-206-BUS-TIME (287-8463, automated schedule info.)

$1.25-$2.00 One Way / Single Fare / 1 or 2 Zone(s)

Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, All Day Pass (available from the driver) - $2.50

Sound Transit (ST)


1-888-889-6368 ST Express Customer Service

One way - adult single fares: $1.50 (one zone); $2.50 (two zones); $3.00 (three zones)

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Buses, Shuttles and Courtesy Vehicles:

Shuttles and buses run almost continuously around the clock, with scheduled departure and arrival times.

The Ground Transportation Information Booths are located on the third floor of the Parking Garage and across from Carousel 12 in Baggage Claim. You can also dial 55 from any Traveler's Information Board at the base of the Baggage Claim escalators for ground transportation information.

For the most current schedule, rate and reservation information, please contact the shuttle or bus company directly.

Shared-Ride Van Service:

Shuttle Express

Passengers are picked up and dropped off on the third floor of the Airport Garage on the inner drive.



Shared ride, door-to-door service to:

Auburn, Bellevue, Bothell, Everett, Federal Way, Fife, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Lakewood, Mercer Island, Puyallup, Redmond, Renton, Seattle, Steilacoom, Tacoma, Totem Lake and Woodinville.

Scheduled Airporter Services:

Scheduled Airporters pick up and drop off passengers in the parking lot outside of Door 00 at the south end of the Baggage Claim level. You can check in with your service at the Airporter Check-In Counter near Door 00 on the Baggage Claim level.

Airporter Shuttle



Airporter Shuttle serves the airport outside Door 00 on the Baggage Claim (lower) level.

Alaska Ferry Terminal, Anacortes, Anacortes Ferry to San Juan Islands, Bellingham, Blaine, Cle Elum, Ellensburg, Ferndale, La Conner, Marysville, Mt. Vernon, Oak Harbor, Stanwood, Whidbey Island NAS and Yakima.

Black Hills Transportation


Centralia, Chehalis, Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater.

Bremerton-Kitsap Airporter



Bangor Submarine Base, Bremerton, Gig Harbor, Gorst, Port Orchard, Poulsbo, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Purdy, Silverdale, and Northwest Tacoma. They also serve Ft. Lewis, Madigan Hospital and McChord Air Force Base.

Capital Aeroporter

Seattle: 253-838-7431

Olympia: 360-754-7113

Tacoma: 253 927-6179

Outside Western WA: 1-800-962-3579

Centralia, Chehalis, Federal Way, Fife, Hoodsport, Lacey, Lakewood, Olympia, Parkland, Puyallup, Shelton, Tacoma, Tumwater, and Union.

Gray Line Downtown Airporter



$10.25 one way

$17 roundtrip

Downtown Airporter by Gray Line serves the Airport outside Door 00 on the Baggage Claim (lower) level. Departs twice an hour from 5:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m., with service to and from major downtown Seattle hotels: Madison Renaissance, Crowne Plaza, Fairmont Olympic, Hilton Hotel, Seattle Sheraton, Grand Hyatt, Westin Hotel and Warwick Hotel. Additional downtown properties are served via Connector Service.

Olympic Bus Lines



Port Angeles and Sequim

Quick Shuttle



Quick Shuttle serves the Airport outside Door 00 on the Baggage Claim (lower) level. Service to and from Vancouver, B.C.

Rainier Shuttle


May through October. Mount Rainier National Park and Ashford.

Vashon Shuttle


Vashon Island

Whidbey - SeaTac Shuttle



All communities on Whidbey Island

Courtesy Vehicles:

Courtesy buses for area hotels and motels, off-site rental car facilities, and off-site parking lots pick up and drop off passengers on the third floor of the parking garage at Islands 1 and 3.

For information on public transportation serving Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, see our Public Transit page.

Ground Transportation Booths:

The Ground Transportation Information Booths are in Baggage Claim near Carousel 12 (self-service) and on the third floor of the garage (fully staffed). For information on all modes of transportation to and from the airport, call (206) 431-5904. More information and a ground transportation map is available on this site.

Regional/Local Airline Shuttles:

Shuttles for Helijet, Kenmore Air, Island Air, Northwest Seaplanes, and West Isle Air pick up passengers at Island 2 on the third floor of the parking garage.

Taxi Cabs and Limousines

Cabs (STITA)

Available on the third floor of the Parking Garage. Sedans, station wagons and large vans are available.

Call (206) 246-9999, or use the curbside phones on Baggage Claim Level.

Limousine (STILA)

Stationed at the Airport, picks up passengers on the third floor of the Parking Garage.

To arrange for a limousine, call (206) 431-5904, use curbside phones, or go to the Ground Transportation Booth, on the third floor of the Parking Garage.

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Seattle - Car Parking

The airport drives are for passenger drop off and pick up only. Parking on the drives is not allowed. Traffic is growing at Sea-Tac and can come to a dead stop when a car blocks the drive. Unattended cars are also a serious safety hazard. If you need to go inside the airport, even for a short time, use Hourly Parking.

If you leave your car on either the upper (ticketing level) or lower (baggage claim level) drive, your vehicle will be towed. The towing fee is $150 with an additional $20 parking ticket. Even if you rescue your vehicle from the tow truck's clutches before it drives away, you will be charged the full $150 fee and given a $20 parking ticket.

Passport Parking - Guaranteed Convenient Parking Spaces Waiting for You:

The Passport Parking Program offers a fast, efficient, and convenient way in and out of the airport for individuals and companies with employees who travel frequently. Passport holders receive transferable access cards that provide unlimited access to an exclusive gated area on the third floor of the airport garage - this guarantees finding a parking space quickly every time.

For answers about Passport Parking or setting up a Passport account, contact us at (206) 248-6887

The Passport Parking Program provides:

Unlimited, transferable parking Designated, guaranteed parking availability Easy monthly billing

Passport Parking is our most popular parking option for frequent business travelers. It’s a fast, efficient way to get in and out of the airport. And, what makes Passport even more economical is its transferability within your company. That means the Passport Parking Card can be used anytime by anyone in the office who needs airport parking, either short or long term.

Passport Parking also is the only airport parking option that provides exclusive access to the gated third floor of the parking garage. Because the entire third floor is designated for Passport Parking, travelers are guaranteed quick parking. The Passport Parking Card ensures secure access to the best spots available, close to all airline ticketing areas.

Valet Parking - The Highest Level in Parking Service:

If you or your employees are seeking the fastest, most convenient way in and out of the garage, consider valet parking. A dedicated road from the ticketing drive takes customers straight to this area.

Valet parking is located on the sky bridge level -- just a short walk across the sky bridge and customers are in the terminal.

Premier Corporate Parking

Premier Parking logo

The Premier Corporate Parking program makes parking hassle-free for the busy corporate traveler. The program is tailored for companies with a large number of overnight business travelers. It features a discounted, all-inclusive price, a personal access card for the airport garage, direct credit card billing and freedom from administrative burdens for the traveler or the company.

If you are interested in qualifying your company for Premier Corporate parking, contact the Premier Corporate office at (206) 439-6652 or premierparking@

Every Premier Corporate customer receives a personal access card for the airport garage in their name, and pays for parking with a personal or corporate credit card.

It is easy to use. When entering the garage, just insert the personal access card. There's no ticket to misplace. Upon exit, re-insert the card and view the total charge. Then insert a corporate (or personal) credit card, and get a receipt. That's it!

Expanded Cell Phone Waiting Lot:

Picking up passengers at Sea-Tac Airport? Use the FREE Cell Phone Lot. Just a two-minute drive from Baggage Claim, the new lot is on Air Cargo Road in front of the Delta Air Lines cargo building. There are more than 40 parking spots available. Drivers can wait in the lot until arriving passengers have deplaned, collected luggage and called to be picked up outside of Baggage Claim. Drivers must stay with their vehicles. The Cell Phone Lot not only provides a convenient place for waiting for arriving flights, but also helps keep traffic on the airport drives moving smoothly. There is no parking or waiting allowed on the airport roadway shoulders.

To the Cell Phone Lot:

From the Airport Expressway, take the170th/Air Cargo exit. Turn right and make an immediate left into the Cell Phone Lot.

From the Cell Phone Lot to Baggage Claim (Arrivals Drive):

Take a right out of the Cell Phone Lot and make an immediate left (sign reads to terminal). Follow signs to Arrivals.

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Seattle - Intra Terminal Transfer

The North and South Satellites are connected to the main Terminal via a train.

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Seattle - Car Hire

Rental Cars

Nine rental car companies have information counters in the Baggage Claim area, and five have car pick-up and drop-off at the airport on the first floor of the garage across from the Main Terminal. In addition, off-airport rental car companies provide courtesy van service to the airport.

On-site counter and cars

Alamo: (206) 431-7588, 1-800-462-5266 Avis: 1-800-331-1212 Budget: 1-800-527-7000 (local reservations), 1-800-527-0700 (out-of-town reservations) Hertz: 1-800-654-3131 National: 1-800-328-4567

On-site counter, off-site cars

Advantage: 1-800-777-5500, (206) 824-0161 Dollar: (206) 433-5825 Enterprise: (206) 246-1953 Thrifty: (206) 246-7566

Off-site counter and cars

Ace Extra Car Rentals: (206) 248-3452 Century/Rent Rite: (206) 246-5039 U Save: (206) 242-9778

Many hotels and off-airport rental car companies provide free courtesy van service for their guests and customers. Contact hotels and rental car companies directly.

Exclusive pick-up and drop-off zones are on the third floor of the parking garage. Arrangements can be made from courtesy telephones on the Baggage Claim level.

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Seattle - Info And Helpdesks

Information Desks

Baggage Claim: An Airport Information booth is located in Baggage Claim across from Carousel 12. It is staffed from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m., seven days a week.

Parking Garage: The Ground Transportation Information booth is located on the third floor of the Parking Garage.


Have you noticed the friendly folks in the royal blue jackets at the airport? They're volunteers recruited by the airport to help passengers find their way.

Volunteers are in the airport every day. They're placed in high-traffic and congested areas inside the airport and on the concourses.

The volunteers provide general information and directions. They know how to help people get where they need to go and find stores, restaurants and airline gates.

Lost and Found

The Port of Seattle Lost & Found office is located in the central part of the main terminal at Sea-Tac Airport, up on the Mezzanine Level, Room 6016. The YWCA provides Lost & Found management.

Items found in the airport terminal, parking garage or drive areas are stored securely for 30 days before disposition. For items lost or left on an airplane, please contact your airline.

Contact Lost & Found

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

E-mail: Lost+Found@

Phone: (206) 433-5312

Fax: (206) 835-6201

Mailing Address:

Port of Seattle Lost & Found

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

P.O. Box 68727

Seattle, Washington 98168

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Seattle - Airport Facilities

U.S. Bank ATMS:

Airport AreaN / number/ Locations

Main Terminal (Ticketing)/ 4 / two behind the Northwest Airlines ticket counter, two behind the Alaska Airlines ticket counter

Main Terminal (Baggage Claim) / 3 / across from Carousel 4, by the escalators at Carousels 8 & 13

Concourse A / 3 / across from Gates A4, A9, & A11

Concourse B / 1 / across from Gate B4

Concourse C / 1 / across from Gate C10

Concourse D / 2 / next to Hudson News, near Gate D12

North Satellite / 1 / in corridor between Gates N2 & N8

South Satellite / 1 / in corridor between Gates S3 & S8

Central Terminal, Pacific Marketplace / 2 / next to each of the restrooms

Cellular Service/Cell Phone Chargers:

Cellular voice service is available throughout the airport, including the subway system and the airport garage.

Cell phone charger kiosks that offer a variety of connections to fit most phones are now available on Concourses A, B, C and D. The cost is $3 per use.

Concourse / Cell Phone Charger Location

Concourse A / Next to shoeshine

Concourse B / Gate B2

Concourse C / Next to the Emerald City Lounge

Concourse D (2) / In shoeshine alcove, end of Concourse by gates D8 – D12

Change Machines:

Airport Area / Location

Bill to Coin Exchanger

Main Terminal - Ticketing Level (2) / 1. Behind Northwest Airlines Ticket Counter and in front of Kathy Casey's Dish D'Lish, 2. North Security Checkpoint

Baggage Claim (2) / 1. Carousel 5 / 2. Carousel 13

Bill-to-Bill Exchanger

Baggage Claim / Carousel 4

Ground Transportation Booths:

The Ground Transportation Information Booths are in Baggage Claim near Carousel 12 (self-service) and on the third floor of the garage (fully staffed). For information on all modes of transportation to and from the airport, call (206) 431-5904. More information and a ground transportation map is available on this site.

Interdenominational Services:

Held in the Meditation Room of the Main Terminal, Mezzanine Level. (206) 433-5505.

International Traveler Services

U.S. Customs and Immigration. Located in the South Satellite near the international gates.

Customs: (206) 553-7960. Immigration: (206) 553-0467/0466.

Currency Exchange (Travelex). Located in the Main Terminal (one on the south esplanade and one on the north). Language Phone Line. Located in the inspection booths at Customs and Immigration and at the Airport Information Booth right outside the exit from the B gates (pre-security, south of the Central Security Checkpoint), these phones link up travelers and inspectors to interpreters for more than 150 different languages.

Internet Access

High-speed wireless Internet access, provided by AT&T, is available to laptop users everywhere at Sea-Tac except the subway and upper floors of the garage. There is a $7.95 fee for 24 hours of access for non-AT&T subscribers.

Internet Phones

Simple-to-use, Internet-enabled phones are available on all the concourses and on the South Satellite. The phones look like regular pay phones, but are equipped with a keyboard and easy-to-follow instructions.

The usage fees:

Activity / Fee

E-mail / $.50 per email

Internet Access

5 minutes / $1.30

10 minutes / $1.90

20 minutes / $2.90

30 minutes / $3.90

60 minutes / $7.00

The Locations (all post security):

Location / Number of Phones

Concourse A

Gates A-1, A-4, A-6, A-7, A-9, A-10, A-12 / 2 at each gate

Concourse B

Gates B-7, B-11 / 2 at each gate

Concourse C

Gates C-11, C-12, C-16, C-17, Alcove across from C-8 / 1 at each gate

Concourse D

Gates D-7, D-8 / 1 at each gate

South Satellite

Gates S-2, S-10 / 2 at each gate

Gates S-3, S-4 / 1 at each gate

Laptop Lane

Located in the North Satellite, this center provides online access for computers, phones, fax machines, photocopying and more

Luggage Carts

"Smarte Cartes" are conveniently placed throughout the terminal and are available to rent for $3. There is a 25-cent award for returning a Smarte Carte after use. Smarte Cartes are not allowed through security checkpoints, but are available for rent on Concourses A, B, C and D.


A U.S. mailbox is located on the Lower Drive sidewalk outside of Baggage Claim door #16.

Military Assistance

Located in the USO lounge on the Main Terminal, Mezzanine Level. Open 24 hours. (206)

Passenger Paging

All airport paging is done through the airlines. (There is no central paging.)


In the terminal: All pets must be in their travel carriers when in the Main Terminal building. The only exception is training/service dogs and other specially trained pets assisting travelers with disabilities. Outside pet area: A small area has been set up outside the Main Terminal to serve a "pet potty" for traveling animals. Equipped with absorbent sand, plastic bags and a garbage can, it is located outside of Baggage Claim, just north of the terminal, on the left under the outside stairs.

Police, Fire, Medical

Emergency Services For police, fire or medical emergency, call 911. For a non-emergency, call (206) 433-5400 for police and (206) 433-5327 for the fire department.


Car seats, strollers, and wheelchairs are available for rental at Ken's Baggage and Frozen Food Storage.

"Send It Home" Kiosks

Travelers who inadvertently pack a prohibited item in their carry-on luggage have the option of mailing it home from one of the self-service "Send-It-Home" kiosks, conveniently located near every security checkpoint.

The kiosks, operated by Ken's Baggage, are set up for mailing small items like tools, scissors and pocketknives. A list of items that cannot be mailed, including lighters, ammunition, and pressurized containers, is posted at each kiosk. There are also size and weight requirements. The item must fit in the provided plastic bags and be weighed on the kiosk's scale. Oversized items can be taken to the Ken's Baggage office on the Baggage Claim level between Carousels 12 & 13.

Travelers can pay at self-service kiosks by cash, MasterCard or Visa. The items are shipped in bubble mailers by uninsured 1st class.

Destination Fee Estimated Delivery Time

U.S. domestic $7 3-10 days

Canada $10 3-10 days

International $14 3-15 days

Shipping & Packaging

Shipping supplies and UPS and Federal Express services are available at Ken's Baggage and Frozen Food Storage.


Sea-Tac is a non-smoking facility, so smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the terminal building. Smoking is permitted on the lower airport drive sidewalk, outside of the baggage claim area, in designated areas only. Please observe signage and don't smoke directly outside the doors that lead inside to the baggage claim area.

Smoking is not permitted on the upper drive, directly outside the main terminal and ticketing area.


There are no self-service baggage lockers at Sea-Tac Airport. Ken's Baggage and Frozen Food Storage, a staffed service on the Baggage Claim Level between Carousels 12 & 13, offers storage for everything from a small set of keys to a bicycle.

Shopping: From grab-and-go magazines and to outfits to travel in, Sea-Tac specialty and retail shops offer a wide variety of gifts, travel essentials, books, souvenirs and more.

Newstands, Book Stores and Video Kiosks:

Borders Books

Hudson Booksellers

Hudson News (16)

In Motion DVD (sales & rentals)

Clothing, Jewelry, Accessories & Cosmetics:

The Body Shop



Gifts & Local Products:

Discover Puget Sound


Made in Washington

The Rose Box

World Passage Gifts

Duty Free (Open to all passengers. Only international travelers can purchase alcohol and tobacco products):

Club Jet

Duty Free

World Passage Gifts

Dining: Fast food to elegant dining; there's something for every taste at Sea-Tac - and of course a wide variety of specialty coffee options.

Full-Service Dining:

Africa Lounge*

Mountain Room*

Alaska Lodge*

The Pilot House*

Anthony's Restaurant*

Seattle Tap Room*

Cascade's Lounge *

Sports Page Pub*

Chili's Too *


The Edge Sports Bar*

Casual Eateries:

Burger King

Old Seattle Deli

Great American Bagel Bakery

Qdoba Mexican Grill

Ivar's Seafood Bar

Runway Deli

Kathy Casey Dish D'Lish


La Pisa Cafe

Vino Volo

Maki of Japan


Manchu Wok

Wolfgang Puck Express

Pallino Pastaria

Personal Services

butterLondon (nail salon)

Massage Bar

Shoeshine - Main Terminal - Ticketing level, Concourses A, C & D, North Satellite

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Seattle - Conference Facilities

Laptop Lane:

Located in the North Satellite, this center provides online access for computers, phones, fax machines, photocopying and more

Notary Public

Available at Ken's Baggage and Frozen Food Storage; no appointment necessary.

Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Centre is equipped for larger groups.

Best Western Airport Executel

20717 International Boulevard, Seattle, Washington, 98198-5808, US

Phone: 206-878-3300 Fax: 206-824-9000

Toll Free Reservations: 800-648-3311

Event Rooms:

Located just 1? miles south of Sea-Tac International Airport, the Best Western Airport Executel is the perfect and convenient choice to hold your next meeting or get-together. With almost 4,500 square-feet of meeting space available we can accommodate a wide variety of events including meetings, seminars, banquets and parties. Plus there is always free 24-hour shuttle service and free parking for those guests attending your event.

Whether you are hosting an all day seminar, a retirement party or an elegant dinner buffet, our knowledgeable & efficient staff will work with you to arrange the event to your particular specifications to achieve both successful and memorable event. In addition, our extensive catering menu has quality items at affordable prices to fit every budget!

Room Dimensions Square Ft. Meters Ceiling Height

Olympic Room 22?" x 60" 1,400 130 9"

Conference I 14" x 18" 252 23 8"

Rainier Room 20" x 24" 480 45 8"

Atrium Poolside 1,872 174 8"

Photocopy services, Free high-speed Internet access, Mail services available at the front desk

Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center

17620 International Boulevard, Seattle, Washington, United States 98188-4001

Tel: +1-206-244-4800 Fax: +1-206-248-4499

Hotel has 49 meeting rooms of different sizes:

Board Room 308 14' x 22'

Columbia A 638 29' x 22'

Columbia A and B 1320 60' x 22'

Columbia B 638 29' x 22'

Conference Center Lobby N/A 65' x 35'

Crystal Ballroom A 2068 47' x 44'

Crystal Ballroom A and B 3520 80' x 44'

Crystal Ballroom A, B and C 5000 114' x 44'

Crystal Ballroom B 1452 33' x 44'

Crystal Ballroom B and C 2948 67' x 44'

Crystal Ballroom C 1496 34' x 44'

Crystal Ballroom Foyer N/A 57' x 30'

Elliott A 638 29' x 22'

Elliott A and B 1320 60' x 22'

Elliott B 638 29' x 22'

Emerald Ballroom 11000 135' x 82'

Emerald Ballroom A 980 35' x 28'

Emerald Ballroom A and B 1925 35' x 55'

Emerald Ballroom A, B and C 2905 35' x 83'

Emerald Ballroom A, B, C and D 5561 67' x 83'

Emerald Ballroom A, B, C, D and E 8217 99' x 83'

Emerald Ballroom B 945 35' x 27' 18

Emerald Ballroom B and C 1925 35' x 55'

Emerald Ballroom C 980 35' x 28' 18

Emerald Ballroom D 2656 32' x 83' 18

Emerald Ballroom D, E and F 8134 98' x 83'

Emerald Ballroom E 2656 34' x 83' 18

Emerald Ballroom E and F 5478 66' x 83'

Emerald Ballroom F 2822 34' x 83' 18

Emerald Ballroom Foyer N/A 230' x 35'

Harbor Room 396 18' x 22'

Mercer A 810 27' x 30'

Mercer A and B 1593 27' x 59'

Mercer B 783 27' x 29'

Orcas A 483 23' x 21'

Orcas A and B 966 23' x 42'

Orcas B 483 23' x 27'

Peninsula A 638 29' x 22'

Peninsula A and B 1320 60' x 22'

Peninsula B 638 29' x 22'

San Juan 621 23' x 27'

Summit Ballroom 4664 106' x 44'

Summit Ballroom Foyer 4000 111' x 36'

Summit Ballroom-Alpine 1716 39' x 44'

Summit Ballroom-Glacier 1232 28' x 44'

Summit Ballroom-Glacier and Horizon 2904 66' x 44'

Summit Ballroom-Horizon 1628 37' x 44'

Summit Ballroom-Horizon and Alpine 3344 76' x 44'

Whidbey 300 27' x 11'

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Audio/Visual Equipment Rental

Business Center

Express Mail


Meeting Rooms


Notary Public

Office Rental

Photo Copying Service


Secretarial Service


Video Conferencing Available

Video Messaging

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Seattle - Handicapped Facilities

Special Access

The airport is fully equipped with special access facilities to provide all travelers -- as well as meeters, greeters and airport employees -- with a safe, convenient means of getting around.

In the Airport

Curbside Services

Curbside check-in is available, but there is no parking or waiting allowed on the airport drives. Vehicles left unattended, even if the driver is nearby, will be ticketed and towed. A good alternative to loading and unloading on the drives is to use the Airport Garage. Short-term parkers can park anywhere in the garage and still pay the hourly rate.

Drinking Fountains

All are lowered for wheelchair access.


All elevators in the Main Terminal, Satellites and Parking Garage have Braille and raised numerals inside. Additionally, all elevators have lowered control panels, floor-passing gongs, raised call buttons, Braille on the doorjambs and directional arrows in the elevator lobbies.

U.S. Mailbox

An accessible mailbox is located on the Lower Drive sidewalk outside of Baggage Claim door #16.


To accommodate wheelchair users, most restrooms have larger stalls, grab bars and lower accessories, such as sinks, paper towel dispensers and mirrors.

Large, private restrooms are available to any adults who require assistance as well as parents traveling with small children. You'll find these restrooms on both the Ticketing and Baggage Claim levels of the Main Terminal as well as on Concourses A, B, C, and D, and in the North and South Satellite.

Service Dog Relief Area

A small area has been set up outside the Main Terminal to serve a "pet potty" for traveling animals. Equipped with absorbent sand, plastic bags and a garbage can, it is located outside of Baggage Claim, just north of the terminal, on the left under the outside stairs.

Telephone Booths/TDD Phones

Accessible phones are located in the Main Terminal, on every Concourse and in both Satellites.

There are TDD phones for the hearing impaired throughout the Airport.


Airport Area

Specific / Location

Ticketing Level, Main Terminal / In front of Northwest Ticket Counter (one TDD phone in four-phone bank), South Esplanade (one TDD phone is sit-down phone bank)

Baggage Claim, Main Terminal / Under escalator at Carousels 6 and 7 (one TDD phone in two-phone bank)

Concourse B / Gate B3 (one TDD phone in six-phone bank), Gate B11 (one TDD phone in six-phone bank)

Concourse C / Gate C14 (one TDD phone in six-phone bank)

Concourse D / Gate D1 (wall phone), Gate D8 (one TDD phone in six-phone bank)

North Satellite / Gates N8 (one TDD phone in six-phone bank), Gates 2/3 (one TDD phone in six-phone bank)

Parking Garage / Third floor (one TDD phone in six-phone bank)


Wheelchair service is provided to passengers via the airlines. Travelers must contact their airline directly to request a wheelchair. It is appropriate to tip skycaps providing wheelchair service.

Ken's Baggage and Frozen Food Storage on the Baggage Claim level does offer wheelchair rentals.


Loading Areas

These are marked with blue signs and located along the drives. The signs indicate the locations of curb cuts.

Airport Parking for People with Special Access

Daily and Hourly Parking. There are designated parking spots for people with disabilities on both the fifth floor (daily parking) and the fourth floor (hourly parking) of the Airport Garage. Vehicles properly displaying valid disabled permit identification may use these spaces. Valet Parking.

A special service is available for both travelers with special needs driving themselves to the airport and for drivers dropping off these travelers. They enter at Valet Parking on the fourth floor of the Airport Garage, but pay the Hourly Parking or Daily Parking rate, depending on the length of stay . Please let the Valet Parking attendants if you require special assistance . They will show you where to self-park and then assist with wheelchairs and luggage, if needed. If you choose not to self-park and use the Valet Parking service the special rate will not apply and will be be charged the Valet Service rate. Returning travelers can call Valet Parking (206 248-7148) to get assistance with luggage from Baggage Claim. The height clearance for the garage is seven feet.

Daily Parking/Special Needs. If you do not require the special accommodations offered through Valet, but still need to park in a disabled space, please use the 5th Floor of the Airport Garage. A valid permit must be displayed in your vehicle. Parking for Over-Height Handicapped-Permitted Vehicles. A wheelchair-accessible path through the the first floor of the garage to the Main Terminal (via elevator) is available from the Sea-Tac Over-Height Vehicle Parking area. (Please note: There will be construction in this area for several months and spaces for handicapped-permitted vehicles may be relocated within this section.)

To access this parking area, use Highway 99 / International Blvd. from the north or south.

o Enter the airport from South 182 nd St. off of Highway 99 / International Blvd. and make your way into the left lane (following daily parking signs).

o Stay in the left lane and curve to the left, then follow the signs to over-height parking (which at this point should be in front of you and to the right).

o At the entry plaza, use the open lane on the far right and take a ticket from the machine.

o After the gate opens, drive in and park in any of the 60-plus stalls in the outdoor area.

o Take your ticket with you, because you will pay for parking at one of the exitxpress machines located on the 4th floor of the garage before returning to your vehicle.

o Daily parking rates apply.

o Take your paid ticket back to your car and use it to exit.

Public Transit

Many of the scheduled public transit buses on routes 174, 184, 194 and 340 are lift-equipped. Contact Metro, Sound Transit or the Ground Transportation Booth for further information.

Rental Cars

Rental car companies rent vehicles equipped with hand controls at no additional charge. To ensure availability of these cars, be sure to make advance reservations.

Airporter/Hotel Shuttles

Contact your ground transportation provider directly for information on available lift-equipped van service. Many hotels also have courtesy van shuttles that can pick up on the baggage claim level (lower drive) for disabled individuals; for more information, contact your hotel.

Traveler Assistance

Pathfinders and volunteers stand ready to help passengers throughout the terminal. They are stationed throughout the airport to help you find relocated terminals, stores, restrooms and services. Pathfinders are dressed in red jackets and purple shirts, and volunteers are dressed in royal blue jackets.

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Seattle - Wireless Lan

Boingo provide WiFi internet access at SEA ariport through terminal. ($7.95 per day / $21.95 per month).

AT&T provide WiFi internet access everywhere except subway & top floors of garage of SEA ariport. ($7.95 per day / $19.95 per month).

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Seattle - Hotels

Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center

17620 International Boulevard, Seattle, Washington, United States 98188-4001

Tel: +1-206-244-4800 Fax: +1-206-248-4499

The Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center hotel in Seattle, WA is rated as one of Hilton's Top Performing Hotels for delivering outstanding customer service. The Hilton Hotel is located directly across from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and is just minutes away from downtown.

Description of Hotel Location

The Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center is situated on 10 acres, conveniently located 3 minutes from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (1/4 mile away). It is within 1 mile access of I-5 and I-405.


Distance from hotel: 0.25 mi.

Drive time: 3 min.

Courtesy Bus: Call hotel for information

Taxi: USD 5.00

Best Western Airport Executel

20717 International Boulevard, Seattle, Washington, 98198-5808, US

Phone: 206-878-3300 Fax: 206-824-9000

Toll Free Reservations: 800-648-3311

Call us for Seattle's best Park and Fly Packages! Convenience and affordability...the Best Western Airport Executel is just 11 miles from Sea-Tac International Airport. We offer a free 24-hour airport shuttle service. Our guests enjoy a deluxe complimentary continental breakfast served every morning in our Boulevard Café. Relax in our heated indoor swimming pool and spa or work out in our fitness room. Parking is free with each night's stay. Ask about our budget friendly Park and Fly Packages.

1.5 mile(s) from Seattle/Tacoma Internatio, 24-hour free airport shuttle! Park and Fly packages are available!

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Seattle - News Update

October 31, 2006

Port Celebrates Completion of Third Runway Embankment

-Project on budget and schedule for a 2008 opening-

Construction of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport's third runway reached a significant milestone on Monday. Port of Seattle Commission President Patricia Davis helped crews place the last load of dirt on the embankment that will support the new all-weather runway.

Davis arrived in one of the nearly 200 trucks that brought dirt to the site over the last three years. On her signal, the driver emptied the truck's final load onto the embankment.

"What a terrific accomplishment," Davis said. "It's hard to visualize that this embankment was built one truckload at a time. That's a lesson for all of us as we take on big challenges in our lives."

The embankment is made up of 17 million cubic yards of high-quality dirt, held in place by one of North America's tallest mechanically stabilized earthen (MSE) retaining walls. The embankment was needed to bring low-lying terrain west of the existing runways up to airfield level.

The next step is for crews to start pouring concrete for the 8500-foot long runway. That's expected to begin next spring.

"We are on budget and on schedule for the first landing in late 2008," Davis said. "We look forward to reducing the kinds of weather-related delays that have long plagued travelers at Sea-Tac."

The third runway is needed because Sea-Tac's existing runways are only 800 feet apart. On cloudy days, arriving aircraft can approach only in a single stream, instead of lining up parallel for both runways. The result is that in 2005 nearly 25% of all flights to Sea-Tac arrived more than 15 minutes behind the published schedule.

The third runway will allow two streams of aircraft to approach Sea-Tac even on cloudy days. Port CEO Mic Dinsmore said the result will be a more efficient operation, with far fewer delays.

"The region has long-awaited this runway," Dinsmore said. "By making air travel more predictable and reliable we position our region for greatly improved economic growth."

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