The flight time from San Francisco to Seattle is 2 hours, 3 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SFO San Francisco, CA 1 minute early.
17 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 36 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SEA Seattle, WA on time.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
83%
Delta
82%
Virgin
76%
Alaska
75%
SkyWest
70%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Time By Airline ?

Virgin
1h 59m
United
2h 3m
Alaska
2h 3m
Delta
2h 4m
SkyWest
2h 8m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0123

Reverse Journey

2 hours, 7 minutes

Flights Per Week

163

Distance

679 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0510152025

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Alaska
53
United
51
Virgin
30
SkyWest
24
Delta
5

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 San Francisco 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 17 minutes
In the Air 96 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Seattle on time

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 10 minutes. For example, from San Francisco to Seattle, Virgin is 76% reliable, which means that Virgin flights are on time 76% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 83% 17% 0%
Delta 82% 18% 0%
Virgin 76% 22% 2%
Alaska 75% 23% 2%
SkyWest 70% 29% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between San Francisco 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Virgin 13 95 9 119
United 18 95 8 123
Alaska 17 96 8 123
Delta 17 95 8 124
SkyWest 18 100 8 128

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
5am 0.5
6am 1.87
7am 1.24
8am 1.73
9am 0.43
10am 2.23
11am 0.92
12pm 0.82
1pm 0.98
2pm 1.75
3pm 0.91
4pm 2.47
5pm 0.54
6pm 1.52
7pm 1.65
8pm 1.75
9pm 0.97
10pm 0.18
11pm 0.72

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco 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 626
February 547
March 701
April 703
May 707
June 779
July 683
August 733
September 721
October 787
November 756
December 718

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco 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 24.3
Tuesday 23.7
Wednesday 24.1
Thursday 24.6
Friday 24.9
Saturday 19.5
Sunday 21.6

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 53
United 51
Virgin 30
SkyWest 24
Delta 5

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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
5am 14 94 9 120
6am 19 96 9 127
7am 15 98 9 124
8am 18 100 9 128
9am 20 97 9 128
10am 18 96 9 125
11am 18 95 8 122
12pm 19 98 8 128
1pm 20 93 8 123
2pm 16 94 8 119
3pm 17 97 8 125
4pm 16 95 8 121
5pm 16 94 9 121
6pm 16 97 8 122
7pm 16 98 9 124
8pm 14 95 8 119
9pm 17 94 8 121
10pm 21 92 6 124
11pm 18 91 5 117
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.