The flight time from Seattle to Washington is 4 hours, 50 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SEA Seattle, WA 2 minutes early.
22 minutes taxiing out
4 hours, 20 minutes in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives IAD Washington, DC 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Seattle to Washington is 4 hours, 50 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 20 minutes.

The flight distance from Seattle to Washington is 2306 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Washington to Seattle
5 hours, 43 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

4h 46m
4h 50m
4h 57m
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



2306 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Seattle from Washington by plane?

The distance from Seattle to Washington by plane is 2306 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 Washington?

The flight time from Seattle to Washington is 4 hours, 50 minutes. The time spent in the air is 4 hours, 20 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with United being the fastest taking 4 hours, 46 minutes, and Alaska the slowest taking 4 hours, 57 minutes.

What airlines fly from Seattle to Washington?

United, Alaska, and Delta are the airlines with direct flights from Seattle to Washington.

Does Southwest fly from Seattle to Washington?

Southwest does not fly from Seattle (SEA) to Washington (IAD). 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 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 22 minutes
In the Air 260 minutes
Taxiing In 5 minutes
Arrives Washington 5 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 Washington, 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%
United 88% 12% 0%
Alaska 77% 22% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Seattle and Washington, 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
United 20 259 6 286
Delta 22 260 5 290
Alaska 26 263 5 297

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
10am 0.16
10pm 0.58
8am 1.83
1pm 0.71
12pm 0.04
3pm 0.01
9pm 0.59
11pm 0.8
9am 0.41

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle to Washington 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 115
February 100
March 141
April 142
May 153
June 198
July 213
August 201
September 169
October 174
November 139
December 132

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle to Washington 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 5.38
Tuesday 5.23
Wednesday 5.33
Thursday 5.23
Friday 5.38
Saturday 4.23
Sunday 5.31

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
United 0
Alaska 0
Delta 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
10am 31 258 6 298
10pm 15 260 5 282
8am 29 263 6 299
1pm 18 259 6 284
12pm 20 256 5 279
3pm 23 255 7 282
9pm 20 258 5 285
11pm 16 256 5 279
9am 28 266 5 300
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.