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Car Rental Seattle Airport

If you are flying into Sea-Tac airport, the major airport for the city of Seattle and its surrounding cities of Tacoma and Federal Way, take note that all car rental services have been moved to the new rental car facility at 3150 S. 160th St.
SeaTac, WA 98188.


This new car rental hub is served from the ground transportation terminal services via shuttle buses allowing you an effortless method of getting to the car rental facilities. Once at the car rental lots you have the full range of rental options to ensure the perfect transportation for your visit to the Pacific Northwest. Simply grab your bags at the baggage carousel and make your way to any of the shuttle stops found between carousels #1 to #15, behind the sliding glass doors.


When returning the rental vehicle to the Sea-Tac airport facility, take SR518 then follow the signs and directions pointing you to the car rental areas. Nothing could be easier to make a trip to the city effortless and enjoyable.


Travelers need to be aware that in this day and age of debit cards and online pay services, most car rental agencies still require a credit card, not a debit card, to rent the vehicle needed.


Enjoy your trip to the Seattle area, drive safe and be prepared for heavy rush hour traffic on the 5 between 7am to 8am and between 4:30pm to around 6pm.


Picture Gallery of Seattle Airport

Car Rental In Seattle Airport - alaska and united airlines planes at the north sat
alaska and united airlines planes at the north satellite terminal
Rent A Car In Seattle Airport - an alaska airlines boeing
an alaska airlines boeing
Rental Car In Seattle Airport - ticketing areas 4 & 5 in seatacs main terminal
ticketing areas 4 & 5 in seatacs main terminal

Airport Data for SEA
Transportation from SEA
Parking Information

Identification Codes:  

  • IATA: SEA
  • ICAO: KSEA

Distance from SEA to: 

  • Seattle city center – 16 miles (25 km)
  • Tacoma city center – 22 miles (36 km)
  • Vancouver (Canada) – 155 miles (249 km)
  • Portland – 160 miles (258 km)

Nearest Major Airports: 

  • Vancouver Airport – 139 miles (224 km)
  • Portland Airport – 165 miles (266 km)
  • Spokane Airport – 283 miles (455 km)
  • Boise Airport– 510 miles (820 km)

Seattle Time Zone: 

  • 8 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT – 8:00)

Hotels near SEA: 

  • There are 41 hotels within 3 miles (5 km) of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Facts about SEA:

  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is also known as Sea-Tac Airport
  • There were 32.2 million passengers in 2008
  • The top carrier is Alaskan Airways at 35% of passengers
  • The first scheduled flight was in 1947 and the first international flight two years later
  • Problems have occurred with planes landing on Taxiway Tango rather than the runway

Car Rental at Seattle Airport:

  • There are 9 rental car companies at Seattle Airport
  • 5 car rental companies cars onsite
  • The other car rental companies have free shuttles to parking lots
  • Rental car prices adjust depending on the season

Buses:

  • Take the King County Metro Bus
  • Bus stop is located near the baggage claim area outside door number 2
  • Bus service to Seattle and other local destinations

Taxi Service:

  • Available from the third floor of the Parking Garage
  • Taxis are available 24 hours per day
  • Ride to downtown Seattle is about 35.00 USD
  • *1.00 USD = 0.70 EUR, 0.60 GBP

Trains:

  • Sound Transit light rail service due to start late 2009

Daily Parking:

  • Floors 3 and 5-8
  • 0 – 30 minutes = 2.00 USD
  • Rising hourly increments up to 22.00 USD for 8 hours
  • 26.00 USD per day
  • 130.00 USD per week

Hourly Parking

  • Floor 4
  • 0-30 minutes – 2.00 USD
  • 30-60 minutes – 4.00 USD
  • 1-2 hours – 7.00 USD
  • 2-3 hours – 9.00 USD
  • 3-6 hours – 15.00 USD
  • 6-9 hours – 25.00 USD
  • 9-24 hours – 35.00 USD

Long-Term Parking

  • Floors 3 and 5-8
  • 26.00 USD per day
  • 130.00 USD per week
  • Then combination of weekly and daily rates

Monthly Parking

  • 350.00 USD per month for unlimited parking
  • *1.00 USD = 0.70 EUR, 0.60 GBP

*Prices, information and exchange rates are as of June 18, 2009