The flight time from Seattle to Atlanta is 4 hours, 37 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SEA Seattle, WA 1 minute early.
18 minutes taxiing out
4 hours, 9 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ATL Atlanta, GA 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
91%
Alaska
90%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Seattle to Atlanta is 4 hours, 37 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 9 minutes.

The flight distance from Seattle to Atlanta is 2182 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Atlanta to Seattle
5 hours, 19 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Delta
4h 36m
Alaska
4h 40m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h3h4h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

61

Distance

2182 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0246810

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
49
Alaska
12

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Seattle from Atlanta by plane?

The distance from Seattle to Atlanta by plane is 2182 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 Atlanta?

The flight time from Seattle to Atlanta is 4 hours, 37 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 9 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 4 hours, 36 minutes, and Alaska the slowest taking 4 hours, 40 minutes.

What airlines fly from Seattle to Atlanta?

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

Does Southwest fly from Seattle to Atlanta?

Southwest does not fly from Seattle (SEA) to Atlanta (ATL). 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 249 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Atlanta 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 Atlanta, 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
Delta 91% 9% 0%
Alaska 90% 10% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Seattle and Atlanta, 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 18 248 7 276
Alaska 18 253 7 280

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
1pm 0.82
9pm 0.82
6am 1.93
0am 0.11
3pm 0.73
7am 0.72
10pm 0.82
12pm 0.44
11pm 0.55
11am 0.48
8am 0.61
9am 0.31
10am 0.47

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle to Atlanta 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 206
February 183
March 233
April 251
May 273
June 296
July 358
August 344
September 293
October 279
November 248
December 258

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle to Atlanta 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 9.25
Tuesday 8.77
Wednesday 8.79
Thursday 9.19
Friday 9.23
Saturday 7.88
Sunday 8.85

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
Delta 1
Alaska 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)
1pm 20 248 9 281
9pm 19 252 6 278
6am 18 251 7 279
0am 12 250 6 269
3pm 14 249 8 272
7am 22 248 7 279
10pm 16 247 6 272
12pm 18 249 8 278
11pm 15 248 7 272
11am 19 249 7 277
8am 21 250 7 280
9am 16 245 8 272
10am 27 248 7 285
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.