The flight time from San Francisco to Seattle is 2 hours, 5 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SFO San Francisco, CA 1 minute early.
18 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 36 minutes in the air
9 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SEA Seattle, WA 1 minute late.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Reverse Journey

Seattle to San Francisco
2 hours, 8 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 2m
2h 5m
2h 5m
2h 5m
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 ?


Flights Per Week



679 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


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 18 minutes
In the Air 96 minutes
Taxiing In 9 minutes
Arrives Seattle 1 minute late

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 68% reliable, which means that Virgin flights are on time 68% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 81% 19% 0%
Delta 78% 22% 0%
Alaska 74% 23% 3%
Virgin 68% 30% 2%
SkyWest 66% 33% 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
In the Air
Taxiing In
Virgin 15 95 10 122
United 20 95 8 125
Delta 19 95 8 125
Alaska 18 96 9 125
SkyWest 19 99 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 1.01
6am 1.75
7am 0.9
8am 1.55
9am 1.08
10am 2.07
11am 0.79
12pm 1.38
1pm 0.47
2pm 1.97
3pm 1.19
4pm 2.5
5pm 0.86
6pm 1.45
7pm 1.65
8pm 1.58
9pm 0.85
10pm 0.61
11pm 0.42

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 880
August 932
September 733
October 722
November 707
December 755

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 25.4
Tuesday 24.7
Wednesday 25.1
Thursday 25.7
Friday 25.7
Saturday 19.9
Sunday 22.6

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 57
United 54
Virgin 24
SkyWest 19
Delta 14

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
5am 14 94 9 120
6am 24 98 9 133
7am 16 99 9 126
8am 20 98 9 130
9am 22 96 9 130
10am 19 97 9 127
11am 23 93 9 127
12pm 20 96 8 126
1pm 19 95 8 124
2pm 17 94 8 121
3pm 18 95 8 124
4pm 18 95 8 123
5pm 17 96 9 123
6pm 17 98 8 125
7pm 17 96 9 124
8pm 16 95 10 122
9pm 17 93 8 121
10pm 26 91 6 125
11pm 20 93 5 119
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.