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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.

Restaurants and airlines operational hours vary.


Face masks are required in all U.S. Airports and Washington state. COVID-19 testing is not required for domestic travel in Washington state, testing is required for all international passengers coming into the U.S.

TSA Security and Screening

The checkpoint for internationally arriving passengers at the S Gates is closed until further notice.

Terminal Trains

Please try to maintain 6 feet or 2 meters apart when possible for physical distancing. 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 the ticketing, boarding, and flight. In-flight food and beverage services may be limited.

Services and Amenities

SEA Visitor Pass Program is back! The Live Music Program is currently unavailable until further notice due to COVID-19.

Airport Dining and Retail

Some restaurants and retailers at SEA have impacted operational hours and temporary closures due to limited staffing and current restrictions that are set in place by Washington State's Governor.

Airport Lounges

Some airport and airline lounges are temporarily closed or have limited operating hours until further notice due to COVID-19.

Onsite Parking

As traveler volume increases, finding spots in the garage may take more time. Arrive early and ensure your spot in our garage with Pre-Booked Parking! Book well in advance for best availability as spots may be limited during high demand periods like weekends and holidays.

We're installing a new technology for the Park Assist® automated parking guidance system, due to construction stalls may be unavailable for use.

Ground Transportation

Rental Car Shuttle routes and wait times will be impacted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. due to roadway construction for the Air Cargo Road and Cell Phone Lot Improvement Project.  Alternative routes and traffic light wait times will add an additional 5 to 10 minutes to the shuttle rides, we apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. 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.


Normal conditions at this time. Please check with your airline on any anticipated delays or cancellations.

Traffic and Roadway Construction

Airport drives may have congestion at peak times in the mornings for passenger drop off and evenings for passenger pick up. You can get a current look at airport roadways by checking out the airport drive cameras. Please try and use the opposite drive at these times to balance the loads and avoid traffic.

The Cell Phone Lot is experiencing high volumes on weekends and nights with the return of passenger travel, a construction project is in place for updating and improving flow, access, and safety.

Terminal Construction

The Central Terminal, on-site parking garage, and other areas throughout the airport for dining and retail are under construction, please use the interactive map to find the closest dining option.

See a weekly dashboard of airport traffic

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