The cheapest times to fly from SEA to PPT are

  • January 1st to May 6th (except the week of March 19th)
  • August 27th to September 30th (except the week of September 17th)
  • November 26th to December 9th

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 PPT is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $2596 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $913 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Tahiti

Flying from Seattle, WA (SEA) to Papeete (PPT) will usually cost between $1102 to $1771 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 $1116. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1861. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $745 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1271 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SEA to PPT flight.

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

SEA to PPT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SEA to PPT flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Seattle. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.16, 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 to Tahiti, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Seattle. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $286 (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 $1222. Return trip prices are from the PPT to SEA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SEA to PPT can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 37 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SEA to PPT

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 PPT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: San Francisco, CA (SEA > SFO > PPT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1154
  • Average savings: $117 (9.21%)

See SEA to SFO flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (SEA > LAX > PPT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1263
  • Average savings: $8 (0.63%)

See SEA to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air France, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, Qantas, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Tahiti Faa’a Airport to Seattle/Tacoma International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4799 miles or 7723 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SEA to PPT flight is about 9 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between Seattle, WA and Papeete?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from SEA to PPT.


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 PPT
Destination airport name Tahiti Faa’a Airport
City Papeete
Country French Polynesia
Latitude -17.6
Longitude -149.6


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