The cheapest times to fly from XMN to SEA are

  • January 29th to April 1st
  • August 27th to December 31st (except the weeks of September 24th and December 10th)

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 XMN to SEA is mid November. Prices can be as high as $2870 for Thursday flights during early May, or as low as $578 for Friday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Seattle

Flying from Xiamen (XMN) to Seattle, WA (SEA) will usually cost between $585 to $2603 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $584. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $2075. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1491 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $881 can be considered a good price for a round-trip XMN to SEA flight.

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

XMN to SEA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the XMN to SEA flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Xiamen. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SEA, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into XMN. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Seattle, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Xiamen. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $372 (26%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $876. Return trip prices are from the SEA to XMN 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 XMN to SEA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 9 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from XMN to SEA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in Vancouver

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from SEA
  • Usually 9.76% less expensive than SEA
  • Nonstop flights available

See XMN to YVR flights


Flight Hacking XMN to SEA

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 XMN to SEA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Hong Kong (XMN > HKG > SEA)

  • Price for both tickets: $778
  • Average savings: $104 (11.75%)

See XMN to LAX flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $869
  • Average savings: $12 (1.36%)

See XMN to HKG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 28 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air Macau, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, EVA Air, Hainan, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, United, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6207 miles or 9989 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop XMN to SEA flight is about 12 hour 9 minutes.

How many flights go between Xiamen and Seattle, WA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 68 available flights from XMN to SEA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code XMN
Origination airport name Gaoqi Airport
City Xiamen
Country China
Latitude 24.5
Longitude 118.1

Return Airport

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


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