The flight time from Seattle to Anchorage is 3 hours, 36 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SEA Seattle, WA on time.
18 minutes taxiing out
3 hours, 12 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ANC Anchorage, AK 1 minute early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
88%
Alaska
77%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Seattle to Anchorage is 3 hours, 36 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 12 minutes.

The flight distance from Seattle to Anchorage is 1448 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Anchorage to Seattle
3 hours, 23 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Delta
3h 31m
Alaska
3h 37m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h3h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

130

Distance

1448 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun05101520

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Alaska
99
Delta
30

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Seattle from Anchorage by plane?

The distance from Seattle to Anchorage 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 Seattle to Anchorage?

The flight time from Seattle to Anchorage is 3 hours, 36 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 12 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 3 hours, 31 minutes, and Alaska the slowest taking 3 hours, 37 minutes.

What airlines fly from Seattle to Anchorage?

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

Does Southwest fly from Seattle to Anchorage?

Southwest does not fly from Seattle (SEA) to Anchorage (ANC). 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 Seattle on time
Taxi Out Time 18 minutes
In the Air 192 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives Anchorage 1 minute 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 Seattle to Anchorage, Alaska is 77% reliable, which means that Alaska flights are on time 77% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 88% 12% 0%
Alaska 77% 21% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Seattle and Anchorage, 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)
Delta 16 189 4 211
Alaska 18 193 4 217

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
7am 1.09
10am 0.7
9pm 1.48
11am 1.86
11pm 0.93
1pm 0.73
4pm 0.66
0am 0.19
7pm 1.32
10pm 0.89
8pm 0.83
12pm 0.85
6am 1.19
3pm 1.39
8am 0.88
9am 1.09
2pm 0.79
6pm 0.52
5pm 0.93

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle to Anchorage 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 475
February 428
March 487
April 544
May 611
June 657
July 684
August 681
September 601
October 593
November 523
December 511

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle to Anchorage 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 20
Tuesday 18.13
Wednesday 17.08
Thursday 18.77
Friday 19.54
Saturday 17.69
Sunday 19.46

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 1

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)
7am 17 192 4 214
10am 22 194 4 222
9pm 18 194 5 219
11am 21 193 4 219
11pm 15 187 5 208
1pm 16 190 4 212
4pm 20 194 4 220
0am 14 182 5 203
7pm 17 189 4 211
10pm 17 193 5 217
8pm 16 190 4 212
12pm 20 194 4 220
6am 13 199 4 219
3pm 16 189 4 211
8am 21 193 4 221
9am 18 191 4 215
2pm 17 192 4 215
6pm 18 190 4 213
5pm 18 192 4 215
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.