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Fly from Chicago O'Hare  •  6h 4m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Seattle (SEA) ORD - SEA

$88 - $295

5 alternative options

Fly from Chicago Midway  •  5h 54m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Seattle (SEA) MDW - SEA

$192 - $705

Train to Milwaukee, fly  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee
  2. Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Seattle (SEA) MKE - SEA

$190 - $411

Train  •  46h 47m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Seattle Empire Builder

$201 - $279

Bus  •  2 days 10h

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Omaha, Ne
  2. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Denver
  3. Take the bus from Denver to Portland
  4. Take the bus from Portland to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Drive  •  32h 17m

  1. Drive from Chicago to SeaTac 2116.1 miles

$200 - $300

Chicago to SeaTac by train and tram

The journey time between Chicago and SeaTac is around 46h 49m and covers a distance of around 2220 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 46h 49m. Operated by Amtrak and Sound Transit, the Chicago to SeaTac service departs from Chicago Union Station and arrives in SeaTac/Airport Station. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
46h 49m
Fastest journey time:
46h 49m
Journey distance:
2220 miles
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
$199
Carbon emissions:
187 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:15
Last service departs at:
14:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to SeaTac train and tram schedules

Chicago → SeaTac
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Yes, travel within United States is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in SeaTac is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in SeaTac is recommended.

The social distance requirement in SeaTac is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to SeaTac is to fly which costs $85 - $300 and takes 6h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to SeaTac is to fly which costs $190 - $750 and takes 5h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to SeaTac. However, there are services departing from Chicago, Il and arriving at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport via Omaha, NE, Denver and Portland. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 10h.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to SeaTac station. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at SeaTac/Airport Station via Int'l Dist/Chinatown Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46h 47m.

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It is 1741 miles from Chicago to SeaTac. It is approximately 2116.1 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Chicago to SeaTac without a car is to train which takes 46h 47m and costs $200 - $280.

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It takes approximately 6h 4m to get from Chicago to SeaTac, including transfers.

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Chicago to SeaTac bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Chicago, Il station.

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Chicago to SeaTac train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to SeaTac is to fly which takes 6h 4m and costs $85 - $300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $200 - $280 and takes 46h 47m, you could also bus, which costs and takes 2 days 10h.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to SeaTac.
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  • Distance: 1741.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 4m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and SeaTac, WA, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and five other airlines fly from Chicago to SeaTac hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Seattle twice daily. Tickets cost $190 - $280 and the journey takes 46h 10m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Chicago Midway to Seattle via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Chicago Midway to Seattle via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $300
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $390
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $390
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $430
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Milwaukee to Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Chicago Union Station to Seattle
Ave. Duration
46h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Premium
$500 - $700
Flexi Coach Seat
$410 - $650
Business Seat
$450 - $650
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
expressarrow.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Denver to Portland
Ave. Duration
31h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $180
Flexible
$190 - $270
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Portland to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Seattle Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 22m.

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Chicago to SeaTac bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, arrive at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport station.

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SeaTac is 2h behind Chicago. It is currently 3:42 AM in Chicago and 1:42 AM in SeaTac.

Chicago to SeaTac train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Seattle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to SeaTac is 2116 miles. It takes approximately 32h 17m to drive from Chicago to SeaTac.

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Delta, United Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Seattle Airport.

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There are 374+ hotels available in SeaTac. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $2 - $5.

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