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

Average Timeline

Leaves SFO San Francisco, CA 2 minutes early.
16 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 35 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SEA Seattle, WA 2 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
93%
United
82%
Virgin
81%
Alaska
79%
SkyWest
76%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Time By Airline ?

Virgin
1h 57m
Delta
1h 58m
United
2h 2m
Alaska
2h 2m
SkyWest
2h 7m
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, 5 minutes

Flights Per Week

154

Distance

679 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun05101520

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Alaska
54
United
51
Virgin
30
SkyWest
16
Delta
3

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 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 95 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Seattle 2 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 10 minutes. For example, from San Francisco to Seattle, Virgin is 81% reliable, which means that Virgin flights are on time 81% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 93% 7% 0%
United 82% 18% 0%
Virgin 81% 18% 1%
Alaska 79% 20% 1%
SkyWest 76% 23% 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 8 117
Delta 15 93 7 118
United 17 94 8 122
Alaska 17 96 8 122
SkyWest 18 99 8 127

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
6am 1.71
7am 1.3
8am 1.88
9am 0.37
10am 1.72
11am 0.87
12pm 0.12
1pm 1.36
2pm 1.79
3pm 1.03
4pm 1.79
5pm 0.9
6pm 1.67
7pm 1.82
8pm 2.07
9pm 0.5
10pm 0.48
11pm 0.55

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 569
February 535
March 579
April 599
May 708
June 664
July 683
August 733
September 721
October 787
November 756
December 670

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 23
Tuesday 22.9
Wednesday 23.1
Thursday 22.8
Friday 22.8
Saturday 18.6
Sunday 20.8

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 54
United 51
Virgin 30
SkyWest 16
Delta 3

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)
6am 18 94 9 124
7am 15 97 8 122
8am 18 99 8 128
9am 17 97 9 125
10am 17 95 9 123
11am 17 95 8 121
12pm 19 93 9 126
1pm 20 94 8 123
2pm 15 94 7 119
3pm 16 96 7 121
4pm 14 94 8 119
5pm 15 95 8 120
6pm 15 95 8 120
7pm 16 98 8 126
8pm 14 94 8 118
9pm 18 92 9 121
10pm 19 93 5 118
11pm 18 90 6 117
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.