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The SEA Airport parking garage is extra busy for holiday travel. Allow extra time to find a parking spot or consider taking other transportation like the Link light rail 1 Line to the airport. See transportation alternatives

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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. 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.

Effective June 12, 2022: CDC no longer requires air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight. For more information see COVID-19 Testing and Travel Requirements

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

Normal Operations


Airlines are experiencing long hold times due to limited staffing and high passenger volume, please contact them directly within 72 hours of your flight for assistance.

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

Please check with your transportation provider for any route or schedule impacts.


Please check with your airline on any possible impacts to your flight including delays or cancellations.

Traffic and Roadway Construction

  • Arrive to the airport early! We're working on the airport drives and see the latest construction impacts.
  • Do not park on the shoulders of the Airport Expressway, it is illegal and dangerous. If you need temporary and free parking, use the Cell Phone Lot which is a better and safer spot to wait. The airport drives may be congested 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.
  • You can get a current look at airport roadways by checking out the airport drive cameras!

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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