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

Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$70.03 per day
Compact
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$79.03 per day
Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$79.36 per day
Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$83.22 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Minivan
Chrysler Pacifica or similar
Chrysler Pacifica
  • 7
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$88.28 / per day
Full-size Elite
Infiniti Q50 or similar
Infiniti Q50
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$92.07 / per day
Luxury
Chrysler 300 or similar
Chrysler 300
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$96.92 / per day
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
FOX
$166.83 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:01 on 2023-01-30. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Traffic direction
Right-hand side
Country code
1
Average car rental price
$94.47 / per day
Average car rental length
5 days
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mph
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.8
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 $101 per day
  • Medium cars - from $96 per day
  • Vans - from $113 per day
  • Premium cars - from $95 per day
  • Small cars - from $103 per day
  • SUVs - from $109 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)
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators. Learn more about our editorial policy.

Airport info

Rating
8.0
  • Getting to the airport 7.2
  • Check-in and departures 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
$49.93
January
$43.48
February
$49.93
March
$44.56
April
$70.32
May
$69.14
June
$111.26
July
$69.52
August
$39.88
September
$32.97
October
$54.22
November
$38.65
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 $32.97. 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 $111.26 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are just 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 frequent 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 month for car rental at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in July, while they are least likely to to rent in 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 Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
NextCar Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
Europcar Toyota Yaris 4 2 Small cars
Thrifty Mazda 3 5 3 Large cars
Rent a Wreck Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
Thrifty Ford Focus 3 2 Medium cars
NextCar Toyota Corolla 4 3 Large cars
Rent a Wreck Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
Thrifty Volkswagen Jetta 2 2 Large cars
Europcar Dodge Grand Caravan 5 3 Vans
Thrifty Chevrolet Malibu 4 2 Large 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.

Netherlands
Nissan Versa
January 12, 2023
Amazing nature, amazing culture!
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
9.14 / 10
Lowest rated company
NextCar
6.63 / 10
Total number of reviews
4
Total rental companies
9
Average daily price
$94.47
Lowest daily price
$70.03
Total cars available
80

Top 9 Suppliers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in 2023

Alamo
Exceptional 9.1 / 11 reviews
+18333298466
3150 S 160th St Ste 507 Suite 507, SeaTac, WA 98188
$79 - $167
Thrifty
Excellent 8.8 / 10 reviews
+18772830898
3150 S 160Th Street
$70 - $183
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
SIXT
Excellent 8.7 / 5 reviews
+18887498227
3150 S 160th St, SeaTac, WA 98188
$79 - $161
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
8333298464
3150 S 160TH ST STE 508
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
National
National
Excellent 8.5
8333298465
3150 S 160TH ST STE 507, SUITE 507
$83 - $171
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
+18002254369
3150 South 160th Street, Seattle.
$161 - $199
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
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
NextCar
Good 6.6 / 15 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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