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Travel to Washington State

Flying to Washington State

The major airport is: Seattle Tacoma International Airport.

Airport Guides

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Code

SEA

Location

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is located 19km (12 miles) south of Seattle, in Washington State.

Telephone

+1 206 787 5388

Address

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Flight times

From London to Seattle is 9 hours, and from San Francisco is 1 hour 50 minutes.

Travelling to Washington State by Rail

Three Amtrak (tel: 1 800 872 7245, in the USA only; www.amtrak.com) lines cross the state. The 'Empire Builder' from Chicago splits at Spokane, with onward services to Seattle and Portland (Oregon). There are trains from Seattle to Portland; the 'Coast Starlight' continues on to Los Angeles, while the 'Amtrak Cascades' service comes from Eugene-Springfield (Oregon) and heads north to Vancouver, British Columbia via Tacoma (journey time - 4 hours). The Seattle station is located at 303 South Jackson Street; most major car hire firms are available.

Driving to Washington State

Getting to Washington State by boat

Ferry operators

Washington State Ferries (tel: (206) 464 6400; www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries) links Seattle with the Olympic Peninsula, Bainbridge Island and other points in the region. The Victoria Clipper (tel: 1 800 888 2535, in the USA only; www.victoriaclipper.com) links Victoria and Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada) to Seattle via high-speed catamarans. Water taxi services are available on Elliott Bay from spring to autumn).

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