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Seattle International Airport Transfers

The airport city of Sea-Tac is located within 14 miles/23 km of Seattle and only 18 miles/29 km from Tacoma.

Taxis at Seattle Tacoma Airport

Two types of taxis operate inside Sea-Tac: flat rate or For Hire vehicles, which base fares on location postcodes, and taxi cabs with meters. Fares into Downtown Seattle or Tacoma are ca US$40.00 to US$45.00 (prices 2019). - Tel +1 206 242 8800
Blue and yellow taxis wait at ranks on the Parking Garage's 3rd floor. (metered taxis) - Tel +1 206 242 6200
Taxis used by E-Cab are black, waiting at ranks on the Parking Garage's 3rd floor.

Sea-Tac Link Light Rail

Seattle and Tacoma are linked to the airport via Link Light Rail. From either end of Baggage Claim signs direct passengers to the Link Light Rail Station. This can be accessed via the escalator at the north end of the terminal which leads to the skybridge and Airport Parking Garage's fourth floor. From there, passengers need only continue left on the walkway and follow signs to the Link Light Rail Station. It's also possible to take a free train-to-plane shuttle, which runs from 5.00 am to midnight every day.

Leaving every 6 to 15 minutes, trains are provided by Sound Transit. Red Line extends from the airport city of Sea-Tac to the University of Washington, stopping at South Seattle, the Stadium district, International and Chinatown districts and various Downtown locations. Red Line runs from 5.00 am to 1.00 am from Mondays to Saturdays. On Sundays trains run between 6.00 am and midnight.

Fares are calculated according to the distance traveled and passengers' ages. Adults aged 19 to 64 pay between $2.25 and $3.25, Seniors aged 65+ and disabled passengers pay $1.00 on all routes. Children aged 6 to 18 pay $1.50 on all routes and under 5s go free. For more information, please visit

Seattle Tacoma Airport Buses

King County Metro Buses and Sound Transit buses provide ground transportation to Seattle, Tacoma and various suburbs.

King County Metro Buses

Bus stops for King County Metro Buses are along International Boulevard (State Highway 99) and South 176th Street, by the Link Light Rail Station.

King County Metro buses pick up from stops at Link Light Rail Station:

  • Rapid Ride A Line (heading to Federal Way)
  • Route 180 (heading to Burien/Auburn)
  • and Route 156 (heading to Southcenter/Des Moines)

Bus time tables are displayed at the Ground Transportation Information Booth on the Baggage Claim level, where printed versions are available near Exit 16, just across from baggage carousel #12. Time tables are also available at the bus stops.

Sound Transit Buses

Express Line 560 (Bay 2 from Sea-Tac) serves Burien, Renton and Bellevue. Express Line 574 goes south, linking Sea-Tac with Federal Way, Tacoma, before going to Lakewood.


Tickets cost around $2.75. Please see King County Metro Bus: and Sound Transit: