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There are 8 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to SeaTac by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to Seattle

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Seattle (SEA)

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Train to Baltimore, fly to Seattle

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Seattle (SEA)

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Fly Reagan Washington to Portland, train

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Portland (PDX)
  2. Take the train from Portland to Tacoma Amtrak Station

Fly Washington Dulles to Seattle

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Seattle (SEA)

Train via ROCKVILLE station

  1. Take the train from Rockville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Seattle

Train

  1. Take the train from Alexandria to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Seattle

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Pittsburgh
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh to Denver
  3. Take the bus from Denver to Portland
  4. Take the bus from Portland to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Drive

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to SeaTac

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to SeaTac by subway, train and tram

The journey time between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and SeaTac is around 2 days 22h and covers a distance of around 2997 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 5h 49m. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 22h. Operated by Metro Washington DC, Amtrak and Sound Transit, the Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to SeaTac service departs from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arrives in SeaTac/Airport Station. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2 days 16h
Layover time:
5h 49m
Total time:
2 days 22h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2 days 22h
Journey distance:
2997 miles
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
$273
Carbon emissions:
252 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
15:29
Last service departs at:
15:31

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to SeaTac subway, train and tram schedules

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) → SeaTac
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in SeaTac is 800-232-4636.

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The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to SeaTac is to fly which costs $160 - $320 and takes 5h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to SeaTac is to fly which costs $160 - $320 and takes 5h 49m.

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No, there is no direct train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) station to SeaTac station. However, there are services departing from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arriving at SeaTac/Airport Station via FARRAGUT NORTH station, Rockville Amtrak, Chicago Union Station and Int'l Dist/Chinatown Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 18h.

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It is 2335 miles from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to SeaTac. It is approximately 2818.7 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to SeaTac without a car is to train via ROCKVILLE station which takes 2 days 18h and costs $270 - $420.

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It takes approximately 5h 49m to fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Seattle (SEA), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to SeaTac train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Rockville Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to SeaTac is to fly which takes 5h 49m and costs $160 - $320. Alternatively, you can train via ROCKVILLE station, which costs $270 - $420 and takes 2 days 18h, you could also bus, which costs and takes 3 days 6h.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Seattle Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 49m.

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SeaTac is 3h behind Reagan Washington Airport (DCA). It is currently 8:36 PM in Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and 5:36 PM in SeaTac.

Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to SeaTac.
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  • Distance: 2335.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 49m

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and SeaTac, WA, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta and four other airlines fly from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to SeaTac hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to SeaTac via FARRAGUT WEST station, FARRAGUT NORTH station, ROCKVILLE station, Rockville Amtrak, Chicago Union Station, Seattle, and Int'l Dist/Chinatown Station in around 2 days 18h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Seattle via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $490
Flights from Reagan Washington to Seattle via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $490
Flights from Reagan Washington to Seattle via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Portland via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Portland via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $470
Flights from Washington Dulles to Seattle via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $470
Flights from Washington Dulles to Seattle via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $470
Flights from Washington Dulles to Seattle via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Seattle via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $490
Flights from Baltimore to Seattle via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 58m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $490
Flights from Baltimore to Seattle via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Seattle via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Portland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Seattle via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 46m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Seattle via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Seattle via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Seattle via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Portland via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Portland via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Washington Dulles to Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Seattle via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Seattle via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Seattle via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Baltimore to Seattle via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 4m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Seattle via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Portland via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Seattle via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Portland
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
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 Portland to Tacoma Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$50 - $70
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Rockville Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $240
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
Train from Alexandria to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
23h 41m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Premium
$310 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $280
Business Seat
$200 - $280
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$12 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$24 - $70
Business Class Seat
$35 - $95
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$70 - $100
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$70 - $100
Business Seat - Child
$65 - $95
First Class - Adult
$110 - $170
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$110 - $170
First Class - Child
$110 - $160
Bus operators
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 Washington to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $85
Bus from Pittsburgh to Denver
Ave. Duration
32h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$140 - $200
Flexible
$200 - $290
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
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to SeaTac train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Seattle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to SeaTac is 2819 miles. It takes approximately 43h 59m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to SeaTac.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc., American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Seattle Airport.

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