The cheapest times to fly from JFK to SEA are
- January 8th to March 25th
- April 16th to May 6th
- September 3rd to November 18th
- early December
based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from JFK to SEA is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $888 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $253 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.
When to Fly to Seattle
Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Seattle, WA (SEA) will usually cost between $254 to $497 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $253. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $538. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $285 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $304 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to SEA flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the JFK to SEA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the JFK to SEA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $73 (20%) on this flight.
Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $301. Return trip prices are from the SEA to JFK flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from JFK to SEA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 20 minutes may be realistic.
Alternative Nearby Airports
Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from JFK to SEA while comparing.
- 129 miles (208 km) away from SEA
- Usually 2.14% less expensive than SEA
- Nonstop flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from JFK to SEA? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Seattle/Tacoma International Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2415 miles or 3887 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from JFK to SEA?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to SEA flight is about 5 hour 20 minutes.
How many flights go between New York, NY and Seattle, WA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 62 available flights from JFK to SEA.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||John F. Kennedy International Airport|
|City||New York, NY|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Seattle/Tacoma International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from JFK to SEA tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 30% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 15% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SEA heading for JFK about 29 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Seattle, WA is about 19 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 34 minutes late
- American: on time
- JetBlue: 22 minutes late
- Alaska: 26 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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