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The cheapest times to fly from SFO to SEA are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • May 28th to June 24th (except the week of June 11th)
  • August 6th to November 18th

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 SFO to SEA is late October. Prices can be as high as $533 for Thursday flights during late July, or as low as $127 for Tuesday flights around late October.

 

When to Fly to Seattle

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Seattle, WA (SEA) will usually cost between $137 to $216 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $133. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $242. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $109 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $164 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to SEA flight.

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

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SFO to SEA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to SEA flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, 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. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Seattle, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to San Francisco. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $23 (13%) 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 $155. Return trip prices are from the SEA to SFO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SFO to SEA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 12 minutes may be realistic.

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Frontier, JetBlue, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Seattle/Tacoma International Airport to San Francisco International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 679 miles or 1093 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to SEA flight is about 2 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Seattle, WA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 54 available flights from SFO to SEA.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeSFO
Origination airport nameSan Francisco International Airport
CitySan Francisco, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude37.6
Longitude-122.4

Return Airport

Destination codeSEA
Destination airport nameSeattle/Tacoma International Airport
CitySeattle, WA
Countrythe United States
Latitude47.5
Longitude-122.3

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from SFO to SEA tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 29% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 30% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SEA heading for SFO about 9 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Seattle, WA is about 3 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Delta: 8 minutes late
  • United: 12 minutes late
  • Alaska: 6 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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