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SeaTac is a city in southern King County. Its name is a portmanteau of its larger neighbors: Seattle to the north, and Tacoma to the south.


Most visitors will only visit SeaTac for the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, itself nicknamed Sea-Tac – the city named itself for the airport (albeit without the hyphen in the name, a distinction that isn't very widely known). Outside of the airport and its surrounding bevy of related businesses, including the corporate HQ of Alaska Airlines, there's little to attract tourists, although business travelers may appreciate the cluster of hotels close to the airport.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

From Interstate 5 (I-5), take Exit 154B (SR-518) for the airport. The same interchange connects to I-405's southern end.

By bus[edit]

Some intercity bus routes traveling beyond the region stop at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, though there far more options in Seattle.

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By public transit[edit]


  • 1 Alaska Airlines Headquarters (HQ of Alaska Airlines), Alaska Air Group Inc, 19300 International Blvd (take a curvy path from the airport), +1 206-433-3200, toll-free: +1-800-654-5669, . Friday 8AM–5PM Saturday Closed Sunday Closed Monday 8AM–5PM Tuesday 8AM–5PM Wednesday 8AM–5PM Thursday 8AM–5PM. The headquarters of Alaska Airlines in Seattle. Free.




  • 1 Sharp's Roasthouse, 18427 International Blvd, +1 206 241-5744. 11AM-midnight daily. Just down the road from the airport, Sharp's is a tasty welcome after a long flight. Definitely try the maple cornbread.



There are numerous hotels & motels lined up along International Blvd (Hwy 99) through SeaTac that many travelers find better value in staying in comparison to those in Seattle. Tukwila, immediately to the north and to the east (opposite side of the freeway), also hosts several hotels and offsite airport parking. A number of them do offer free (or for a small fare) shuttle to/from the airport terminal and other nearby places (such as car rental offices):


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Routes through SeaTac
SeattleTukwila  N  S  KentPortland
SeattleTukwila  N  S  KentTacoma
SeattleBurien  N  S  KentTacoma
ENDBurien  W  E  TukwilaEND

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