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

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$67.75 / per day
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$84.87 / per day
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Economy
Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$162.40 / per day
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Full-size
Full-size (Toyota Camry) or similar
Full-size (Toyota Camry)
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$166.65 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Compact
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$170.55 / per day
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Full-size Elite
Audi A5 Sportback or similar
Audi A5 Sportback
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$179.51 / per day
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Premium
Dodge Charger or similar
Dodge Charger
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
FOX
$677.33 / per day
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Luxury
Chrysler 300 or similar
Chrysler 300
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$114.42 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 23:37 on 2024-06-19. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
USD
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+1
Average car rental price
$203 per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
40 km/h or 25 mph
Speed limit out of town
96 - 112 km/h or 60 - 70 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
9.7 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.39 per liter or $5.26 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.19 per liter or $4.50 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.64 per liter or $6.21 / 1 gallon
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Airport Car Rental

Whether it comes to world-famous companies or equally influential performers, Seattle remains a hotspot of creative energy. Considered by many to be one of the best places in the U.S. – both for visiting and living – it also provides access to the beautiful nature of Washington. These are three places to visit in and around it:

  • Seattle Art Museum. Located in Downtown Seattle, the SAM is perhaps the most important art institution of Washington. Dating back to the 1930s, it presently welcomes about 750,000 visitors every year, and features exhibitions of indigenous Northwest Pacific art, contemporary American masters, as well as some classical European art. The museum also includes the Seattle Asian Art Museum (or SAAM) which you can find in the neighboring Capitol Hill, as well as the Olympic Sculpture Park. Visit the official website to learn more. 
  • Central Waterfront. Over 8 miles (13 km) long, Seattle’s Central Waterfront is one of the most developed and most interesting areas of the city. Providing views of Elliot Bay, it is also the location of the 175-foot (53 m) high Seattle Great Wheel, Pier 57, Ted Griffin’s Seattle Marine Aquarium, and many other landmarks and attractions. Another fun place to visit is the neighboring Pike Place Market, equally well-known, particularly for fishermen selling their catch, artisans, and street performers.
  • Olympic National Park. Not that close to the city – it is a full two hour drive away – Olympic National Park is nonetheless one of the most popular destinations for a day trip from Seattle. A place to enjoy the temperate rainforest that Washington is famous for, the park is also home to the Olympic Mountains, a rugged coastline, and many species of both land and marine animals. Much of the park is accessible by car, but, naturally, there are also hiking trails and campgrounds. 

Top international routes

  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • London, England
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Taipei, Taiwan

Main airlines

Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, Delta Connection, American Airlines, and Hainan Airlines, United Airlines, EVA Airlines, ANA Airlines

Terminals

Seattle-Tacoma Airport consists of the Main Terminal building with two loops connected by a south and north terminal. The North Terminal services Concourse N, D and C. The South Terminal services concourse S, B, and A . All areas of the airport are connected by walking paths or small-closed loop trains that bring people between 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 Link Light Rail.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Convertibles - from $89 per day
  • Large cars - from $68 per day
  • Medium cars - from $91 per day
  • Vans - from $253 per day
  • Premium cars - from $108 per day
  • Small cars - from $70 per day
  • SUVs - from $97 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 in the Sea-Tac Airport.. Most of the shops, including duty-free outlets, are in the Main Terminal. You’ll also find ATMs, currency exchanges, 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)
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Airport info

Rating
7.9
  • Getting to the airport 8.1
  • Check-in and departures 8.3
  • Terminal facilities 7.9
  • Wi-Fi 7.8
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.7
  • Lounge 7.7

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

  • IATA: SEA
  • ICAO: KSEA
  • Name: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
  • Distance from city: 10 miles / 16.1 km

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

The cost of renting a car at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
$35.73
January
$49.88
February
$51.39
March
$41.87
April
$39.17
May
$85.17
June
$91.71
July
$88.27
August
$59.97
September
$65.44
October
$40.35
November
$55.46
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is January — when rental costs average $35.73 per day. This is 39% cheaper than the yearly average and 61% cheaper than renting a car in July (when prices average $91.71 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in June the average rental period is 11 days, while in March, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average number of rental days at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
7
January
9
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
11
June
7
July
10
August
9
September
6
October
6
November
6
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in May, while they are least likely to rent in in October.
Monthly searches at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
104%
January
55%
February
94%
March
139%
April
350%
May
66%
June
57%
July
127%
August
57%
September
35%
October
45%
November
70%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers FOX, Thrifty, Alamo, Hertz, SIXT
Popular car categories SUVs, Large cars, Medium cars, Small cars
Lowest price $68 per day
Cheapest supplier Budget

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
FOX Kia Sportage 5 2 SUVs
FOX Toyota Corolla 4 1 Large cars
FOX Mitsubishi Mirage 4 2 Small cars
FOX Chrysler Pacifica 5 2 Vans
FOX Nissan Versa 4 2 Medium cars
Thrifty Ford Focus 2 2 Medium cars
Thrifty Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
FOX Hyundai Santa Fe 5 2 SUVs
FOX Toyota Camry 4 2 Large cars
Thrifty Mazda 3 5 3 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 car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Santa Fe
May 30, 2024
Drove to Port Townsend and back to the airport… Beautiful country and charming town and a wonderful weekend!
United States of America (USA)
Chevrolet Spark
September 6, 2023
My three kids are all grown-up now. They are soon going to be going to different parts of the world soon. This was the last time we will all be together for awhile.
Netherlands
Chevrolet Tahoe
July 15, 2023
We made a trip to Vancouver Island, Great Falls, Grand Teton & Yellowstone NP and ended in Seattle. Saw all kinds of animals, even bears!
United States of America (USA)
Chevrolet Spark
April 12, 2023
Nature spots, restaurants and landmarks in Seattle.
Netherlands
Nissan Versa
January 12, 2023
Amazing nature, amazing culture!
customer photo customer photo
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.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Alamo
8.8 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
NextCar
5 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
9
Total rental companies
13
Average daily price
$202.93
Lowest daily price
$67.75
Total cars available
745

Top 13 Suppliers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in 2024

Alamo
Very good 8.8 / 14 reviews
+18333298466
3150 S 160th St Ste 507 Suite 507, SeaTac, WA 98188
$162 - $438
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:59; 00:00-01:00
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
Thrifty
Very good 8.5 / 32 reviews
+18772830898
3150 S 160th St, SeaTac, WA 98188, USA
$85 - $197
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
Good 7.9 / 5 reviews
+18887498227
3150 S 160th St, SeaTac, WA 98188
$165 - $270
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
Budget
Budget
Good 7.8 / 2 reviews
+12064447510
3150 South 160Th Street
$68 - $153
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.8 / 1 review
+12062772300
3150 S 160Th Street, Suite 510
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
National
Good 7.7 / 1 review
8333298465
3150 S 160Th St, Ste 507
$172 - $445
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:59; 00:00-01:00
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
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.7
+18333298464
3150 S 160Th St, Ste 508
$170 - $459
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:59; 00:00-01:00
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
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.6
+12064335825
3150 S 160Th St
Working hours
Mon:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
FOX
FOX
Good 7.5 / 21 reviews
+12068589690
3150 S 160th St, Seattle, WA 98188
$585 - $846
Working hours
Mon:06:00-00:30
Tue:06:00-00:30
Wed:06:00-00:30
Thu:06:00-00:30
Fri:06:00-00:30
Sat:06:00-00:30
Sun:06:00-00:30
Avis
Avis
Good 7.5 / 12 reviews
+12064335231
3150 South 160Th Street
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Payless
Payless
Good 7.5
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
Rent a Wreck
Good 7 / 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
Poor 5 / 16 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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