The cheapest times to fly from SEA to PLW are

  • January 15th to March 4th
  • March 26th to July 15th (except the weeks of April 23rd and April 30th)
  • October 29th to December 2nd

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 SEA to PLW is mid May. Prices can be as high as $7115 for Friday flights during mid August, or as low as $2016 for Saturday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Palu City

Flying from Seattle, WA (SEA) to Palu (PLW) will usually cost between $2116 to $7115 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $2092. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $6984. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $4892 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $3990 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SEA to PLW flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SEA to PLW route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

SEA to PLW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SEA to PLW flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Seattle. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.33, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PLW. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Palu City. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $309 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $3842. Return trip prices are from the PLW to SEA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SEA to PLW can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 33 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SEA to PLW

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from SEA to PLW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Jakarta (SEA > CGK > PLW)

  • Price for both tickets: $982
  • Average savings: $3009 (75.4%)

See SEA to CGK flights

Hack #2: Surabaya (SEA > SUB > PLW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1159
  • Average savings: $2831 (70.95%)

See SEA to SUB flights

Hack #3: Balikpapan (SEA > BPN > PLW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1885
  • Average savings: $2105 (52.76%)

See SEA to BPN flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SEA to PLW? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, ANA, Asiana, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, JAL, Kenya Airways, Singapore Airlines, United, Vistara, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Palu Celebes-Mutiara Indon. Airport to Seattle/Tacoma International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7536 miles or 12128 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SEA to PLW?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SEA to PLW flight is about 14 hour 33 minutes.

How many flights go between Seattle, WA and Palu?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 6 available flights from SEA to PLW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SEA
Origination airport name Seattle/Tacoma International Airport
City Seattle, WA
Country the United States
Latitude 47.5
Longitude -122.3

Return Airport

Destination code PLW
Destination airport name Palu Celebes-Mutiara Indon. Airport
City Palu
Country Indonesia
Latitude -0.9
Longitude 119.9


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