Ultimate Guide to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

Ultimate Guide to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is a central hub for travelers visiting the Pacific Northwest. Whether you’re visiting for the first time, local to the area, or a frequent flyer, use our guide to navigate SEA with ease.

Finding Your Way through SEA

We recommend enabling location services on your mobile device to get step-by-step directions to what you’re looking for in the terminal use SEA Maps. There is signage throughout, but this service makes it easier to locate restaurants, shops, restrooms, and other amenities by your gate. If you’re just arriving, you can find Premier Airport Shuttle’s kiosk conveniently located on the third floor of the parking garage.

Streamlining Your Check-In

  • Reserve Your TSA Spot: Take advantage of the SEA Spot Saver program to reserve your spot in the TSA security line, cutting down your wait time significantly.
  • Download the FlySEA App: For real-time checkpoint wait times, traveler alerts, and more, the FlySEA app is an invaluable tool for anyone flying in or out of Seattle.

Where to Eat at SEA

SEA boasts an array of dining options to satisfy any craving, from travelers looking for a quick bite before their flight to those who have the time to sit down and enjoy a meal. With a range of sit-down restaurants that feature wait staff to convenient grab-and-go spots, you’re sure to find something to satisfy your hunger. Be sure to visit ExploreSEA.org or utilize the interactive map for the most current information on restaurant availability around the airport.

A Gates:

  • Floret by Café Flora* (Gate A1): A sit-down option known for its vegetarian and vegan offerings.
  • Lady Yum (Gate A1): Perfect for those craving something sweet.
  • Starbucks (Gate A3): Grab your favorite coffee or snack on the go.
  • Africa Lounge* (Gate A5): Enjoy a sit-down meal with African-inspired dishes.
  • Manchu Wok (Gate A5): Quick Asian cuisine for travelers in a rush.
  • Peet’s Coffee (Gate A5): Another excellent spot for coffee aficionados.
  • La Pisa Café (Gate A10): Offers Italian cuisine in a quick-service format.
  • Mountain Room Bar* (Gate A12): A sit-down bar for those looking to relax before their flight.
  • Capitol Hill Food Hall* (Gate A6): A dining collective featuring:
    • Caffe Ladro
    • The Bakery
    • Pizza Vino
    • Chowder Shack
    • True Burger
    • Tap & Pour
    • General Store

B Gates:

  • McDonald’s (Gate B1) and Qdoba (Gate B1): Fast-food favorites for those on the go.
  • Rel’Lish Burger Lounge* (Gate B7): A gourmet burger experience with sit-down service.
  • Starbucks (Gate B7A) & Mi Casa Cantina (Gate B10): From coffee to Mexican food, covered.
  • Hudson (Gate B7) & LouLou Market and Bar (Gate B3): Convenience items and a place to unwind.

C Gates:

  • LeGrand Comptoir*, Hachi-Ko, and Starbucks (Gate C10): Diverse options from fine dining to quick coffee.
  • DISH D’LISH Food T’ Go Go (Gate C11) & Seattle Chocolate (Gate C2): For those needing a quick bite or sweet treat.
  • Ninth & Pike (Gate C10): Offering local flavors in a fast and friendly setting.

D Gates:

  • Ballard Brew Hall* & Sam Choy’s Poke to the Max* (Gates D7 & D6): Unique dining experiences with sit-down service.
  • Starbucks, Urban Market, and Camden Food Co. (Gates D2 & D5): Quick snacks and coffee for travelers rushing to their gates.

N Gates:

  • Bambuza Vietnam Kitchen & Bar (Gate N18) & Skillet* (Gate N18): From Vietnamese cuisine to modern diner fare.
  • Caffé D’arte (Gate N13) & Pike and Pine (Gate N2): Local coffee shops offering a taste of Seattle’s renowned coffee culture.

S Gates:

  • Dungeness Bay Seafood House* (Gate S9): A sit-down restaurant showcasing Seattle’s famous seafood.
  • Greedy Cow Burger & 6th Ave Noodle House (Gates S2): Fast, delicious options for all tastes.

Additional Traveler Tips

  • Enrolling in TSA PreCheck or CLEAR can speed up your security screening process, giving you more time to relax before your flight.
  • Check with the City of SeaTac for any road construction projects that might impact your trip to or from SEA Airport.
  • Utilize SEA’s interactive maps to find your way around the airport with ease, making your journey smoother.
  • Reserve SeaTac airport transportation in advance through Seattle’s official door-to-door service.

Book Premier Airport Shuttle

As the only official shared ride shuttle service at SEA-TAC, Premier Airport Shuttle is committed to making your arrival or departure as effortless as possible. Located on the third floor of the parking garage, our kiosk is your first stop to a comfortable, reliable ride to your next destination. With options catering to both individual travelers and business groups, our service ensures that your travel needs are met with the highest standards of excellence.

Book your Seattle airport transportation today!

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