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Seattle Tacoma Airport Taxis - Fares, Distances and Where to Find Them

Two different types of taxis pick up and drop off at Sea-Tac: flat rate or For Hire vehicles, which base their fares on the destination's postcode, and traditional taxis that charge metered fares.

At Seattle Tacoma International Airport the two companies that operate airport to Downtown and beyond transfers are: (a flat rate taxi company) - tel +1 206 242 8800
They use blue and yellow taxi vehicles that are located at ranks on the 3rd floor of the parking garage. (a metered taxi company) - tel +1 206 242 6200
E-Cab taxis are black, located at the ranks on the 3rd floor of the parking garage.

Metered Rates:

  • Meter drop is charged at US$2.60
  • Mileage or per mile charge is US$2.70
  • Waiting time per minute is charged at US$0.50
  • Any extras (such as large luggage) is charged at US$0.50

(Rates 2019)

At the Central Terminal there is a Ground Transportation Booth, where passengers can find assistance regarding ground transportation options (tel +1 206 787 5906).

Seattle Tacoma Airport is only 14 miles or 23 km south of Downtown Seattle and ca 18 miles or 29 km north-northeast of Downtown Tacoma. Taking the Link Light Rail costs ca US$3.25 per person, ,one-way. Taking one of the buses from International Boulevard bus stops costs ca $5.75 per person, depending on the Downtown destination chosen.

A trip into Downtown Seattle or Tacoma is around US$40.00 to US$45.00 with a private taxi from Sea Tac.

If you are an international passenger and have arranged to meet up with others at Seattle Tacoma Airport, before taking a taxi: international passengers are best met at designated meeting points, which are Baggage Claim 1, or at the Escalator Bank, which lies between Baggage Carousels 7 and 8.