Car Rental at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

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Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, USA - Washington
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Compact
Ford Focus 3d or similar
Ford Focus 3d
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$86.73 per day
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$120.47 per day
Intermediate
Nissan Sentra or similar
Nissan Sentra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$188.13 per day
Standard
VW Jetta or similar
VW Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$203.92 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Full-size
Toyota Camry or similar
Toyota Camry
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
FOX
$212.86 / per day
Full-size Elite
Infiniti Q50 or similar
Infiniti Q50
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$230.00 / per day
Premium
Buick Regal or similar
Buick Regal
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$115.05 / per day
Luxury
Chrysler 300 or similar
Chrysler 300
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$115.85 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:01 on 2022-06-20. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Country code
1
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
10.0
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Seattle-Tacoma Airport is also sometimes called Sea-Tac Airport or simply Sea-Tac. It is a major airport in the Pacific West and the gateway to the state of Washington. Seatle is a delight of a city for tourists and SeaTac serves as the best way to get there for those from out of state. 

Don't miss the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and the Boeing Factory north of Seatle in Everett. 

Top international routes

  • Vancouver
  • Seoul
  • London
  • Frankfurt
  • Dubai
  • Taipei

Main airlines

Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, Delta Connection, American Airlines, and Hainan Airlines

Terminals

Seattle-Tacoma Airport consists of the Main Terminal building with Concourses A, B, C, and D, as well as the North Satellite Terminal and South Satellite Terminal. All areas of the airport are connected by an automated three-line people mover system, and there’s also a free shuttle train that runs between the main terminal and the satellite terminals.

Location

Seattle-Tacoma Airport is about 13 miles (21 km) south of Downtown Seattle and about 25 miles (40 km) north of the city of Tacoma.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $188 per day
  • Medium cars - from $138 per day
  • Vans - from $251 per day
  • Premium cars - from $202 per day
  • Small cars - from $132 per day
  • SUVs - from $250 per day

Car rental desks

Most are located in the separate Sea-Tac car rental facility, which is close to the airport and which you can get to with a free shuttle bus.

Rent-a-Wreck is located within walking distance of the airport. Simply cross the sky bridge to the long-term parking lot and then walk half a block to their location. They will also provide a shuttle, if necessary.

Services and facilities

You’ll find many coffee shops, bars, fast food outlets, and restaurants. Most of the shops, including duty-free outlets, are in the Main Terminal. You’ll also find ATMs, currency exchanges in Concourse A and in the South Satellite Terminal, a nearby hotel, children’s play areas, baby changing rooms, mobile device charging desks, a massage bar, art exhibitions, and a meditation room. The Experience the City of Music program offers live music concerts every day from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Luggage storage is located in the baggage claim area, between carousels 12 and 13. Seattle-Tacoma Airport is fully equipped for passengers with reduced mobility. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

There is a Chevron and an Acro station just north of the rental car facility on the Pacific Highway. At the intersection of the Pacific Highway and S 170th, there is a 76 and a Shell station — this is particularly convenient for those returning a car to Rent-a-Wreck.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Vancouver, Canada (157 mi / 253 km)
  • Las Vegas (1,121 mi / 1,804 km)
  • Bellingham (103 mi / 166 km)
  • Calgary (686 mi / 1,104 km)
  • San Francisco (799 mi / 1,286 km)
  • Portland (165 mi / 265 km)

Airport info

Rating
8.0
  • Getting to the airport 7.2
  • Departure and check-in 7.7
  • Terminal facilities 7.2
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.5
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.8
  • Lounge 5.8

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

  • IATA: SEA
  • ICAO: KSEA
  • Name: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 416,124
  • Passengers (per year): 46,934,194
  • Distance from City: 10 miles / 16.1 km S of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +1 (206) 787 5388

Top 3 Locations near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

  1. 132.2 km / 82.1 miles away
  2. 287.1 km / 178.4 miles away
  3. 360.0 km / 223.7 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
$49.09
January
$42.75
February
$49.09
March
$43.81
April
$69.14
May
$67.98
June
$109.39
July
$68.35
August
$39.20
September
$32.42
October
$53.31
November
$38.00
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is October when prices for an Economy class start from $32.42. You can see that this is 41% cheaper than the yearly average and 70% cheaper than renting a car in July (when rental prices start at $109.39 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in December the average rental period is 15 days, while in July, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average Rental Length
6
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
6
June
5
July
5
August
10
September
11
October
14
November
15
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in February.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
82%
January
66%
February
78%
March
90%
April
123%
May
171%
June
173%
July
129%
August
76%
September
68%
October
69%
November
76%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Europcar Toyota Yaris 4 2 Small cars
Rent a Wreck Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
Rent a Wreck Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
Europcar Jeep Compass 4 3 SUVs
Europcar Dodge Grand Caravan 5 3 Vans
Rent a Wreck Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
Thrifty Mazda 3 5 3 Large cars
NextCar Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
NextCar Toyota Corolla 4 3 Large cars
Europcar Nissan Versa 4 3 Medium cars

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Accent
April 15, 2022
The Chihuly Glass Museum and Garden was spectacular. Bainbridge Island was beautiful. Sitting on a rocky beach there sunning was peaceful. Listening to the string quartet downtown was lovely. The Mexican restaurant there was excellent. St. Ann's Church in Queen Ann District was very welcoming with a good choir.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris
May 21, 2021
It gave us the flexibility to see other towns and travel independently.
United States of America (USA)
Ford Focus 3d
October 30, 2020
Not as bad as it looks on the news. If you time it right, with the covid the traffic isn't even that bad.
Car rental statistics
Highest rated company
Alamo
9.09 / 10
Lowest rated company
Rent a Wreck
8.02 / 10
Total number of reviews
2
Total rental companies
10
Average daily price
$118.74
Lowest daily price
$25.45
Total cars available
70

Top 10 Suppliers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in 2022

Alamo
Exceptional 9.1 / 10 reviews
+18333298466
3150 S 160th St Ste 507 Suite 507, SeaTac, WA 98188
$202 - $375
SIXT
Excellent 8.6 / 2 reviews
+18887498227
3150 S 160th St, SeaTac, WA 98188
$187 - $306
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
8333298464
3150 S 160TH ST STE 508
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5 / 4 reviews
+18772830898
3150 S 160Th Street
$87 - $157
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
National
Excellent 8.5
8333298465
3150 S 160TH ST STE 507, SUITE 507
$212 - $386
Payless
Payless
Excellent 8.3
2064961174
3150 S 160Th Street
Working hours
Mon:09:00-21:00
Tue:09:00-21:00
Wed:09:00-21:00
Thu:09:00-22:00
Fri:09:00-22:00
Sat:09:00-21:00
Sun:09:00-21:00
FOX
FOX
Excellent 8.3 / 4 reviews
+12068589690 / +18002254369
3150 South 160th Street, Seattle.
$200 - $316
Working hours
Mon:00:00-00:30
Tue:00:00-00:30
Wed:00:00-00:30
Thu:00:00-00:30
Fri:00:00-00:30
Sat:00:00-00:30
Sun:00:00-00:30
Europcar
Excellent 8.3 / 13 reviews
+12068589690
3150 S 160th St, Seattle, WA 98188
$120 - $169
Working hours
Mon:00:00-00:30; 04:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-00:30; 04:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-00:30; 04:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-00:30; 04:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-00:30; 04:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-00:30; 04:00-23:59
Sun:04:00-23:59
NextCar
NextCar
Excellent 8.3
+12069223713
3000 South 176Th Street
Working hours
Mon:09:00-18:00
Tue:09:00-18:00
Wed:09:00-18:00
Thu:09:00-18:00
Fri:09:00-18:00
Rent a Wreck
Excellent 8 / 4 reviews
+12069223713
3000 South 176Th Street
Working hours
Mon:09:00-18:00
Tue:09:00-18:00
Wed:09:00-18:00
Thu:09:00-18:00
Fri:09:00-18:00
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