Flights to Seattle

Discover the dramatic landscapes and big-city charms of Seattle, the Pacific Northwest’s biggest and brightest city. This global tech hub is adored by craft beer and coffee connoisseurs alike, but there’s a wealth of treasures lying in wait in this lush green corner of the USA.

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Washington State's emerald city

Fly direct from London to Seattle with British Airways to begin your Washington State adventure. 

The city’s diverse neighbourhoods are compact and walkable, so you can cover plenty of ground in a day. Start your morning the Seattle way, with freshly brewed coffee, then hop on the Seattle Centre Monorail, which stops at the Museum of Pop Culture. It’s an unmissable spot for Nirvana fans given the city’s connection to the ‘90s grunge movement.

Then, if the weather’s clear, head round the corner to the Space Needle for unrivalled mountain and city vistas. Once you’re back on earth, go downtown to the world-famous Pike Place Market to shop for eclectic artisanal wares, eat fresh oysters and watch the world go by. Book your holiday to Seattle today.

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Travel essentials

Flight time

10 hrs

Time zone

GMT -5


US Dollar

Seattle flight FAQs

A flight from London to Seattle takes just under 10 hours.

It's generally cheaper to fly between October and May, outside of the busier summer months. To find the cheapest flights to Seattle, search our low fare finder.

Most visitors head to Seattle in peak summertime when the weather’s fine and dry, but the hotel prices can be more expensive. You may get better value for money if you travel in spring or autumn – just don’t forget your umbrella.

Although entry prices can add up if you’re visiting the city’s many attractions, Seattle’s proximity to impressive natural wonders means there’s much to enjoy that’s free. There’s no charge to explore the city’s botanical gardens at Washington Park Arboretum, or for picnicking in Carkeek Park’s 220 acres of forest, meadows, wetlands and beaches with priceless views over Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. For sky-high city views with a coffee – and crucially, no entrance fees – head to Starbucks on the 40th floor of the Columbia Center.

Once you land at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, known locally as SeaTac, you’re rewarded with a straightforward journey into the city centre. There are plenty of taxis queueing at the airport, or it’s easy enough to jump onto the Link light rail which reaches downtown Seattle in under 40 minutes. Once you’re in the city, the main attractions are walkable or accessible by the Link light rail, buses or Streetcar trams.

You can also hire a car with British Airways if you want to see more of what Seattle and Washington State has to offer. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.

With lush evergreen forests – the reason it’s named the emerald city – plus picture-perfect peaks, lakes, beaches and a slick cityscape, Seattle’s wholesome good looks are reason enough to make the journey. You’re spoilt for choice with several national and state parks to explore in the wider region, including North Cascades, which is free to visit and home to more than 300 glaciers, and Mount Ranier National Park, where you can hike through the ancient forests and subalpine wildflower meadows.

You can book a hand baggage-only ticket or make the most of our generous baggage allowance. If you choose economy standard or one of our British Airways Holidays’ packages, each passenger can check in a bag weighing up to 23kg – in addition to a handbag, laptop case or other small bag. Families travelling in any cabin with younger children can also check in one car seat and one fully collapsible pushchair. Read more about baggage allowances for children.

If you’re flying in our business cabin, you can check in two bags weighing up to 32kg each. Read our baggage guide for full details.

Citizens of the UK and Ireland and EU passport holders do not need a visa to visit the USA. However, you will need an ESTA, which permits travel to the US for 90 days or less. If you hold a passport from a country or territory outside of the listed areas, you may need to apply for a visa before you travel. You can find out more about visa requirements for all the countries we fly to at the IATA Travel Centre.

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Our cabins

All our cabins offer an excellent – and uniquely British – experience. Choose your perfect way to fly, from economy to First.


Our World Traveller cabin offers all the touches you need to enjoy your flight at an affordable price.

World Traveller

Premium economy

Discover our World Traveller Plus cabin and treat yourself to a wider seat and more legroom in a separate, quieter cabin.

World Traveller Plus


Work or relax in our Club World cabin and enjoy lounge access, a dedicated check-in area and fully flat beds for a restful sleep.

Club World


Choose First to enjoy a range of comforts, from fine dining to your own private suite and access to our elegant departure lounges.


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Terms and conditions

  • Flight only prices are updated every 24 hours and are accurate when published. Flights at these prices are limited and may sell out quickly.
  • Package holiday prices (flight + hotel or flight + car) prices are updated every 24 to 48 hours and are accurate when published and may vary upon reaching subsequent pages. Availability may be extremely limited particularly during peak periods.
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