The flight time from Seattle to Nashville is 4 hours, 15 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SEA Seattle, WA on time.
20 minutes taxiing out
3 hours, 48 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives BNA Nashville, TN 2 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Seattle to Nashville is 4 hours, 15 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 48 minutes.

The flight distance from Seattle to Nashville is 1978 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Nashville to Seattle
4 hours, 58 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

4h 8m
4h 19m
4h 20m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



1978 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Seattle from Nashville by plane?

The distance from Seattle to Nashville by plane is 1978 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 Nashville?

The flight time from Seattle to Nashville is 4 hours, 15 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 48 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 4 hours, 8 minutes, and Alaska the slowest taking 4 hours, 20 minutes.

What airlines fly from Seattle to Nashville?

Delta, Southwest, and Alaska are the airlines with direct flights from Seattle to Nashville.

Does Southwest fly from Seattle to Nashville?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Seattle (SEA) to Nashville (BNA). On average, they have 0 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

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 20 minutes
In the Air 228 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives Nashville 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 20 minutes. For example, from Seattle to Nashville, Southwest is 76% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 76% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 84% 16% 0%
Alaska 78% 22% 0%
Southwest 76% 24% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Seattle and Nashville, 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
In the Air
Taxiing In
Delta 16 224 6 248
Southwest 25 230 6 259
Alaska 23 229 6 260

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 0.05
12pm 0.02
10am 0.19
4pm 0.14
9am 0.81
11am 0.02
5pm 1.43
3pm 0.02
8am 0

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle to Nashville 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 59
February 52
March 62
April 74
May 93
June 97
July 100
August 98
September 88
October 87
November 83
December 87

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle to Nashville 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 2.71
Tuesday 2.67
Wednesday 2.65
Thursday 2.63
Friday 2.71
Saturday 2.58
Sunday 2.88

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 0
Delta 0
Southwest 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
In the Air
Taxi In
1pm 21 231 7 259
12pm 15 231 5 254
10am 30 228 7 265
4pm 14 236 6 255
9am 25 230 6 264
11am 26 227 5 259
5pm 18 225 6 251
3pm 17 225 6 252
8am 19 212 5 236
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.