The flight time from San Francisco to Seattle is 2 hours, 4 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SFO San Francisco, CA 1 minute early.
17 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 35 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SEA Seattle, WA on time.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
82%
Delta
75%
Virgin
73%
Alaska
72%
SkyWest
69%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Time By Airline ?

Virgin
2h
Alaska
2h 3m
United
2h 4m
Delta
2h 5m
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, 8 minutes

Flights Per Week

170

Distance

679 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun01020

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Alaska
53
United
52
Virgin
30
SkyWest
28
Delta
9

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 95 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 73% reliable, which means that Virgin flights are on time 73% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 82% 18% 0%
Delta 75% 25% 0%
Virgin 73% 25% 2%
Alaska 72% 25% 3%
SkyWest 69% 30% 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 14 95 9 120
Alaska 17 95 8 123
United 18 94 8 124
Delta 19 94 8 125
SkyWest 18 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 0.79
6am 1.73
7am 1.23
8am 1.79
9am 0.59
10am 2.21
11am 1.08
12pm 1.17
1pm 0.69
2pm 1.94
3pm 1.03
4pm 2.49
5pm 0.62
6pm 1.62
7pm 1.68
8pm 1.75
9pm 0.99
10pm 0.3
11pm 0.6

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 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 25.4
Tuesday 24.8
Wednesday 25.2
Thursday 26.3
Friday 25.5
Saturday 20.6
Sunday 22.5

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 52
Virgin 30
SkyWest 28
Delta 9

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 93 9 118
6am 20 97 9 129
7am 15 98 9 124
8am 19 99 9 129
9am 22 96 9 128
10am 18 96 9 126
11am 19 94 9 124
12pm 20 96 8 126
1pm 19 95 7 123
2pm 17 93 8 120
3pm 18 95 8 126
4pm 16 95 8 122
5pm 16 95 9 122
6pm 16 97 8 123
7pm 16 97 9 123
8pm 15 94 9 120
9pm 17 93 8 121
10pm 28 88 6 126
11pm 18 92 5 117
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.