Cheap Flights from New York to Seattle (NYC - SEA)

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Flight information New York to Seattle

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Average flight time, total distance 2398 miles

5h 50min

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Seattle / Tacoma International, Seattle Lake Union SPB and Seattle Boeing Fld

3 airports

Frequently asked questions

There are 3 airports in Seattle: Seattle / Tacoma International, Seattle Lake Union SPB and Seattle Boeing Fld.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from New York to Seattle is £141. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
5h 50min is the average flight time from New York to Seattle.
There are 5 airlines who fly direct from New York to Seattle.
As of December, there are 101 flights per week flying from New York to Seattle.

This information is correct as of August 2016

Airlines that fly from New York to Seattle

Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways all fly direct from JFK Airport to Seattle/Tacoma Airport. There are no direct flights to Seattle from New York La Guardia Airport.

Three airlines also fly from nearby Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. Compare flights from Newark to Seattle.

Terminal Information – Departing

This is only a guideline. Always check your boarding pass for up-to-date terminal information.

New York John F. Kennedy Airport has six terminals, numbered 1 to 8 (skipping terminals 3 and 6, which don't exist). Delta Air Lines leave from terminal 4, JetBlue Airways use terminal 5, and both Alaska Airlines and American Airlines depart from terminal 8. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport through a Boingo hotspot. There are plenty of fast food places at the airport, both before and after security.

Terminal Information – Arriving

Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (aka SeaTac) is about 12 miles south of Seattle.

· Link Light Rail takes just over 35 minutes to reach Westlake Station in downtown Seattle. Tickets cost $3*.

· Local buses depart from below the light rail station and outside door number 2.

· Taxis charge about $40-50* and take around 25 minutes to reach the city centre.

· Car hire at Seattle/Tacoma Airport is available from Alamo, Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Thrifty, Enterprise, Budget and National Car. All are based outside the terminal, and you need to take a free shuttle to reach them.

Practical Information

British citizens will need to show their passports before boarding, even although this is an internal flight. American citizens can use their driving licenses. We recommend arriving at the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight to Seattle is scheduled to depart.

What to expect in Seattle

Seattle is three hours behind New York. The climate in Seattle is milder than in New York, with cooler summers and slightly warmer winters. Seattle is also famous for its rain. If you visit from November to January it's highly likely you'll get caught in a shower, as the city gets upwards of 25 days of rain during these months.

Seattle is one of the 5 most hipster cities in the US, so be prepared for plenty of craft beer and aeropress coffee. On the plus side, you'll find these things cheaper than you would in Williamsburg. You can get dinner for two in Seattle for $20* less than you would pay in New York, while a pint of draught beer is about $1* less expensive.

Want to know more? Read our top 10 things to do in Seattle. Once you've booked your flights, remember to compare hotels in Seattle too.

*Prices subject to change

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.