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Parking Alert: The SEA parking garage is near capacity and extra busy. Please allow extra time to find a parking spot or consider alternate transportation. See Transportation Alternatives Here

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Be Ready for Summer Travel with These Helpful Tips from SEA Airport! Air travel is near pre-pandemic levels, give yourself extra time and arrive to the airport early. Parking will be a challenge, and your best option may be to use alternate ways to get to the airport.

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Please use our interactive map for step-by-step directions for navigating around the terminal. Please contact your airline directly for any flight information, baggage questions and other services. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding!

Current Airport Operations Status



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Hours of Operations

The terminal is open and operating 24/7 for essential travel. Airport entrances have limited access between the hours of midnight and 4:00 a.m. Employees, travelers, and those with business in the terminal will be directed to doors 6 and 20 on the arrival level and skybridges 2 and 4. Departures are unaffected.

Restaurant and airline operational hours vary.


Effective April 18: TSA no longer requires face masks on public transportation and in transportation hubs like SEA Airport. Masks are optional, the CDC recommends that people continue to wear masks in indoor public transportation settings. Please check with your airline and destination for more information.

TSA Security and Screening

Arrive two hours before your scheduled boarding time for domestic flights and three hours before for international.

Sign up for SEA Spot Saver to help skip the line and leave plenty of time for security.

Terminal Trains

If a train seems crowded please wait for the next one as it will arrive in 3 minutes to get you where you need to go!


Face masks are required by airlines during ticketing, boarding, and flight. In-flight food and beverage services may be limited.

Services and Amenities

SEA Visitor Pass Program and Live Music is back!

Airport Dining and Retail

Some restaurants and retailers at SEA have impacted operational hours and temporary closures due to limited staffing, see which options are available.

Airport Lounges

Normal operations

Onsite Parking

Parking Alert: As traveler volume increases, finding spots in the garage may take more time. Arrive early and leave extra time for finding a spot as stalls may be limited during high-demand periods like weekends and holidays. Please allow at least 30 minutes of extra time to find a parking spot or consider alternate transportation.

Ground Transportation

To see live wait times for the rental car shuttle, you can download the DoubleMap app on Apple and Android devices!

Public Transportation

Passengers are required to wear face coverings while on all forms of transportation including aircraft, buses, trains and other modes. Please check with your transportation provider for any route or schedule impacts.


SEA Airport continues to closely monitor the potential impacts to flights due to the 5G rollout. Please check with your airline on any possible impacts to your flight including delays or cancellations. For more information see

Traffic and Roadway Construction

From May 23 to 26, The right lane of Departures Drive will be closed  from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for asphalt repair near the Alaska Airlines.  Traffic control will be in place while construction is taking place, make sure to use the left lane during this time or the Arrivals Drive instead for passenger pick up and drop off.

Do not park on the shoulders of the Airport Expressway, it is illegal and dangerous. Airport drives may have congestion at peak times in the mornings for passenger drop off and evenings for passenger pick up. Please try and use the opposite drive at these times to balance the loads and avoid traffic.

Terminal Construction

The Central Terminal, on-site parking garage, and other areas throughout the airport are under construction, please use the interactive map to find what you may need

See a weekly dashboard of airport traffic

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