The flight time from Seattle to Anchorage is 3 hours, 33 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SEA Seattle, WA 1 minute early.
18 minutes taxiing out
3 hours, 9 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ANC Anchorage, AK 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Alaska
90%
Delta
87%
JetBlue
71%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Seattle to Anchorage is 3 hours, 33 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 9 minutes.

The flight distance from Seattle to Anchorage is 1448 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Anchorage to Seattle
3 hours, 23 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

JetBlue
3h 24m
Delta
3h 31m
Alaska
3h 34m
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

136

Distance

1448 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun05101520

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Alaska
109
Delta
24
JetBlue
2

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, 33 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 9 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with JetBlue being the fastest taking 3 hours, 24 minutes, and Alaska the slowest taking 3 hours, 34 minutes.

What airlines fly from Seattle to Anchorage?

Delta, JetBlue, 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 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 18 minutes
In the Air 189 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives Anchorage 7 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 20 minutes. For example, from Seattle to Anchorage, Alaska is 90% reliable, which means that Alaska flights are on time 90% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Alaska 90% 10% 0%
Delta 87% 13% 0%
JetBlue 71% 28% 1%

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)
JetBlue 13 186 4 204
Delta 18 187 3 211
Alaska 18 190 4 214

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 0.52
10am 1.08
9pm 1.97
11am 1.27
11pm 1.07
1pm 0.63
4pm 0.79
0am 0.82
5am 0.43
7pm 1.18
10pm 0.9
8pm 1.28
12pm 1.15
6am 0.56
3pm 0.89
8am 0.95
9am 1.35
2pm 0.58
6pm 0.87
5pm 1.1

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 466
February 416
March 515
April 518
May 627
June 793
July 868
August 819
September 626
October 504
November 467
December 484

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 19.58
Tuesday 19.25
Wednesday 20.17
Thursday 19.54
Friday 19.96
Saturday 18.6
Sunday 19.5

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 2
Delta 0
JetBlue 0

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 16 192 4 212
10am 20 190 4 217
9pm 18 189 4 212
11am 22 189 4 215
11pm 15 187 4 208
1pm 17 189 4 213
4pm 16 191 4 212
0am 13 188 4 206
5am 16 194 4 215
7pm 17 190 4 213
10pm 17 188 4 210
8pm 16 189 4 210
12pm 23 190 4 219
6am 17 190 4 211
3pm 20 188 4 213
8am 29 191 4 226
9am 20 188 4 214
2pm 20 188 4 213
6pm 16 187 4 207
5pm 20 190 4 216
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.