The flight time from Anchorage to Seattle is 3 hours, 22 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves ANC Anchorage, AK 5 minutes early.
12 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 58 minutes in the air
9 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SEA Seattle, WA 9 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Anchorage to Seattle is 3 hours, 22 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 58 minutes.

The flight distance from Anchorage to Seattle is 1448 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Seattle to Anchorage
3 hours, 33 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

3h 13m
3h 20m
3h 23m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



1448 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Anchorage from Seattle by plane?

The distance from Anchorage to Seattle by plane is 1448 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Anchorage to Seattle?

The flight time from Anchorage to Seattle is 3 hours, 22 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 58 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with JetBlue being the fastest taking 3 hours, 13 minutes, and Alaska the slowest taking 3 hours, 23 minutes.

What airlines fly from Anchorage to Seattle?

Alaska, Delta, and JetBlue are the airlines with direct flights from Anchorage to Seattle.

Does Southwest fly from Anchorage to Seattle?

Southwest does not fly from Anchorage (ANC) to Seattle (SEA). Keep in mind that Southwest may fly to other nearby airports, as they will often fly into smaller airpors instead of larger ones. This is because the costs are often lower to fly into smaller airports, and they pass the savings on to you.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Anchorage 5 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 12 minutes
In the Air 178 minutes
Taxiing In 9 minutes
Arrives Seattle 9 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from Anchorage to Seattle, Alaska is 92% reliable, which means that Alaska flights are on time 92% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 95% 5% 0%
Alaska 92% 8% 0%
JetBlue 83% 16% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Anchorage and Seattle, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
In the Air
Taxiing In
JetBlue 12 176 4 193
Delta 12 177 8 200
Alaska 12 179 9 203

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
11pm 0.3
5pm 0.93
7pm 0.3
7am 0.96
9pm 0.8
5am 0.67
10am 1.05
0am 1.96
9am 0.81
2pm 0.9
11am 0.82
2am 0.69
4am 0.21
3pm 1.47
6pm 0.41
8am 1.03
10pm 0.21
8pm 0.23
1am 1.15
1pm 1.19
12pm 0.39
4pm 0.57
6am 2.02

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Anchorage to Seattle that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 436
February 387
March 484
April 501
May 621
June 794
July 867
August 836
September 640
October 481
November 455
December 480

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Anchorage to Seattle that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 19.38
Tuesday 19.56
Wednesday 18.77
Thursday 19.23
Friday 19.71
Saturday 19.25
Sunday 18.37

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
Alaska 2
Delta 0
JetBlue 0

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
In the Air
Taxi In
11pm 10 176 4 191
5pm 12 182 11 207
7pm 11 177 9 199
7am 12 180 10 206
9pm 12 175 4 192
5am 12 182 8 205
10am 13 179 8 202
0am 12 175 5 194
9am 14 179 9 202
2pm 13 179 8 202
11am 12 179 9 201
2am 12 177 11 205
4am 15 184 10 212
3pm 12 178 8 201
6pm 10 178 9 200
8am 12 179 11 205
10pm 12 174 4 193
8pm 12 177 6 196
1am 12 176 12 204
1pm 12 179 9 202
12pm 13 181 8 202
4pm 12 183 8 207
6am 14 181 11 210
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.