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Parking Alternatives

ALTERNATIVES TO AIRPORT PARKING

The cost of airport parking at Sea-Tac Airport can be substantial, especially when you’ll be out of town for a number of days.

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Parking costs more than $35 per day at the airport with some daily savings on longer stays.

Travel costs can really add up especially when needing long-term parking.

There are a variety of parking alternatives beyond off-site airport parking that cost less but prices do vary. Be sure to book in advance as availability is limited.

At SeaTacParking.org, we’re here to help you save. We offer information on airport parking, off-site airport parking, and coupons where you can find information and discounts for more convenient and affordable air travel-related costs.

Below are some airport transportation options for you beyond airport parking.

Take an Uber, Lyft, or Taxi

In the Sea-Tac Airport parking garage, there is a designated area for Uber and Lyft pick-ups. You can take these to your home, work, hotel, wherever you’d like to go.

You may have the option of leaving your vehicle with a relative or friend who lives near Sea-Tac Airport.

Rates vary but typically a one-way trip of about 5 miles Uber/Lyft is about $15 including fare, taxes, and tip. A taxi typically costs more. Sea-Tac Airport does have limitations on the types of rideshare vehicles used.

Of course, getting dropped off or picked up by a family member or friend is a great way to save on parking and transportation costs.

Airport Shuttle

There are a variety of Sea-Tac Airport shuttle options from the Puget Sound area. These shared van shuttles service a wide range of cities including Bellevue, Tacoma, Bothell, Olympia, and more.

Airport shuttles do tend to be more affordable than Uber, Lyft, or a taxi when longer mileage is involved. There are also hotel airport shuttles if staying at at a nearby hotel property.

Sea-Tac Light Rail

Public Transportation

The Sound Transit link light rail service serves Sea-Tac Airport. Depending on the time of day, trains arrive every 6 to 15 minutes.

Travel takes about 40 minutes from the airport north to the Westlake Station in downtown Seattle.

From downtown Seattle heading north, the link light rail also serves the University of Washington, Roosevelt, and Northgate.

Link light rail is planning expansion from Northgate to Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, and Lynnwood.

Light rail service is also being built from downtown Seattle to the eastside in Mercer Island, Bellevue, and Redmond.

Light rail service is limited south of the airport at this time. It extends about a mile south of the airport to the Angle Lake station at S. 200th St in Sea-Tac.

The light rail line is being expanded to the south to Des Moines, Kent, and Federal Way. You can learn more about light rail service here.

There is also Metro Bus service available to Sea-Tac Airport.

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