Seattle-Tacoma Airport car hire - cheap car rental US West Coast
One of the busiest airports of the US West Coast is situated between the cities of Seattle and Tacoma, in the state of Washington. Seattle-Tacoma Airport - SEA is most commonly referred to as Sea-Tac Airport due to its location within the Sea Tac area of Seattle’s suburbs.
See also: map of the State of Washington, USA.
Sea-Tac Airport is a hub for Alaska Airlines, being other major carriers at this destination Horizon Air, Delta Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines. International routes at Sea-Tac are available to Europe, Canada, Asia and Middle East.
From Europe you can fly to Seattle-Tacoma Airport from London-Heathrow (British Airways), Amsterdam (Delta Airlines), Frankfurt (Lufthansa), Paris (Delta Airlines) as well as from Reykjavik (Icelandair).
Sea-Tac Airport terminals
Seattle-Tacoma Airport has a main L-shaped terminal, comprising four concourses (A, B, C and D)and two satellite terminals located by the north and south extremities of the main terminal.
See a general overview map of Sea-Tac Airport.
The main terminal of Sea-Tac Airport operates on two levels, being the check in desks located on the upper (main) level and baggage claim on the lower level.
Car hire at Seattle-Tacoma Airport - convenient location within major roads network
Sea-Tac Airport is located within the most densely populated area of the state of Washington and in a great proximity to major motorways, amongst them State Routes 99, 518 and 509 and Interstate 5. Car hire from Sea-Tac Airport is a popular and frequently inexpensive solution for moving around the northwestern corner of the United States.
Approximate road distance from Sea-Tac Airport:
- distance from Sea-Tac Airport to Seattle downtown: 14 miles
- distance from Sea-Tac Airport to Tacoma: 25 miles
- distance from Sea-Tac Airport to Lakewood: 31 miles
- distance from Sea-Tac Airport to Olympia (the state capital): 52 miles
The distance from Seattle-Tacoma Airport to Vancouver, Canada, is approx. 150 miles.
If you are planning a road trip in across the West Coast, the Interstate 5 will take you to Portland, Sacramento, Los Angeles, all the way down to San Diego, by the border with Mexico.
Seattle-Tacoma Airport car hire
Typically for large American airports, all car hire services at Seattle-Tacoma Airport are located in a dedicated facility in a short distance from the airport’s terminals.
Amongst car hire companies operating at Sea-Tac Airport Rental Car Center are: Avis Rent-A-Car, Alamo, Budget, Hertz, National, Advantage Rent-A-Car, Dollar Car Rental, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Thrifty, E-Z Rent-A-Car, Fox Rent-A-Car, Payless and Sixt Rent-A-Car.
The rental car facility can be accessed via airport shuttle operating 24-hours a day. The shuttle stops are located outside the baggage claim area of both north and south ends of the main terminal of the airport.
Rent-a-Wreck, a popular discount car hire company in the US, also offers services at Sea-Tac Airport, not having, however, an on-site office. Rent-a-Wreck’s clients should take a shuttle to the rental car facility and then transfer to Rent-a-Wreck shuttle.
Cartrawler online price comparison - find the best car hire deals at Seattle-Tacoma Airport
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