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Port of Seattle to Seattle Airport

Seattle Port Pier 91, situated on the scenic Puget Sound waterfront, is Seattle’s main cruise ship terminal. To reach Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) from Pier 91, you can opt for am airport taxi or private transfer, which will get you there in 30 minutes. A Seattle Port to Airport shuttle is the fastest and only direct option from Seattle Port to the airport, a distance of about 30 km. 

Alternatively, public transportation is available by taking a local bus, such as Route 33, from Pier 91 to Pioneer Square Station, where you can connect to the Link Light Rail, providing a cost-effective option. The total travel time of this option is 60 minutes, not including waiting time. 

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Seattle at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Welcome Pickups €106 20min 24/7 Book
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Taxi €51 30min 24/7
Train €10.6 60min 04:59–00:46

How to get from Seattle Port to Seattle Airport by taxi

The fastest, easiest, and most convenient way to get from Seattle Port’s Pier 91 to Seattle Airport is by airport taxi. Under normal traffic conditions, Seattle Port to airport transfers take roughly 30 minutes. They are also the only option for direct transportation from Pier 91 to Seattle Airport.

Taxi fare from Seattle Port to Seattle Airport

Seattle taxis do not use set rates – the fare is calculated by taximeter based on your destination and the trip duration. On average, a transfer from Pier 91 to Seattle Airport takes about 30 minutes, depending on traffic, and costs $55.40 (€51). To secure a competitive set rate for your trip, book your private Seattle Port to Airport taxi in advance.

Cost

€51

Trip Duration

30 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Seattle Port.

Where do I get the taxi from?

Upon arrival at Seattle Port, you will find the taxi rank outside the main building.

Convenience

For a quick and convenient 24/7 transfer from Pier 91 to Seattle Airport, opt for a taxi or private transfer. Skip the wait for public transport and head straight to the airport stress-free. Ensure a seamless and comfortable ride by pre-booking your airport taxi from Seattle Port to Seattle Airport.

Editor’s Note

A taxi or private transfer is the only direct way to get from Seattle Port to Seattle Airport.

Useful Tips

When using a Seattle cab, it's a common practice to tip your driver; the usual range is between 10% and 20%.
Seattle International Airport doesn't impose an airport toll fee, and there's no additional charge for taxis leaving the airport.
Whether day, night or the weekend, the taxi pricing remains consistent for trips in Seattle.

How to get from Seattle Port to Seattle Airport by train

Your options for public transportation from Pier 91 to Seattle Airport are limited to taking a 15-minute ride on the 33 bus route from Magnolia Brdg & Pier 91 Station – a 10-minute walk from Pier 91 – to Pioneer Square Station. From there, get the southbound 1-LINE Light Rail, which takes about 35 minutes from Pioneer Square Station to Seatac/Airport Station. The total trip duration for this route is around 60 minutes, not including wait times.

How much is the train from Seattle Port to Seattle Airport?

A single ticket for the bus costs $2.75 (€2.50), and a ticket for the Link Light Rail $3 (€2.80). The combined fare from Seattle Port to Seattle Airport is $5.75 (€5.30). Tickets can be purchased at all Link Light Rail stations, where you can pay by credit/debit card or cash in US dollars. You can also use the local transport system’s ORCA card.

Cost

€5.3

Trip Duration

1 Hr.

The train has a 10-15 minute average wait, while the bus has up to a 30-minute wait, varying by day, time, and route.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The train operates from 04:59 to 00:46 and the average bus route runs from 05:21 to 21:43.


Where do I get the train from?

To catch the train from Pier 91 to Seattle Airport, take a bus to Pioneer Square Station from Magnolia Brdg & Pier 91 Station, which is 10 minutes away from Pier 91. At Pioneer Square Station, board the southbound 1-LINE Light Rail to Seatac/Airport Station.

Convenience

While budget-friendly, the train to the airport involves a 10-minute walk to catch a connecting bus. It should be noted that the bus and train don’t operate 24/7, so convenience depends on your arrival at the port and your flight’s departure from the airport. Additionally, you’ll need to organize separate tickets and handle your luggage.

Editor’s Note

To get the train to the airport, you need to catch a bus to Pioneer Square Station.

Useful Tips

Both buses and trains in Seattle are accessible, offering services that cater to a diverse range of passengers, including those with mobility challenges.
To make your flight day stress-free, allow enough time for transits, possible delays, and traffic.
The ORCA card may be useful as it streamlines transit fare payments in the Puget Sound region.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Seattle. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

Flight monitoring

Drivers are always on time

Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

Cancel up to 24 hours before the pickup and get an 80% refund

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Prices

DAYTIME
€106.0
NIGHTTIME
€127.2
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Seattle Port to the airport?

The fastest and only direct way to get from Seattle Port to Seattle Airport is with an airport taxi, which usually takes 30 minutes and costs around $55.40 (€51).

You can also use public transport by taking a local bus, such as Route 33, from Pier 91 to Pioneer Square Station. From there, you can take the Link Light Rail to the airport. The total travel time, excluding wait time, is 60 minutes, and the combined cost of tickets is $5.75 (€5.30) per person.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Seattle Port to Seattle Airport?

The cost of a taxi from Seattle Port to Seattle Airport is calculated by taximeter, averaging about $55.40 (€51).

A taxi or private transfer is the fastest, most convenient, and only direct option, taking around 30 minutes under normal traffic conditions. As prices vary, you may want to pre-book your airport taxi with Welcome Pickups in advance for a guaranteed set rate.

What is the distance from Seattle Port to Seattle Airport?

The distance from Pier 91 to Seattle Airport is 27 km and takes approximately 30 minutes by taxi or private transfer. When using a bus and the Link Light Rail, the total journey takes around 60 minutes.

For a direct and convenient transfer from Seattle Port to the airport, book your airport taxi in advance to secure a competitive, fixed rate.

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