Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Mount Rainier
Flights, cruises, city breaks and fly drives
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic offer year round daily non stop direct flights from London to Seattle. These flights are daytime outbound and the return journey is overnight in under ten hours. Norwegian offers four flights a week direct non stop from London Gatwick to Seattle and Thomas Cook Airlines will introduce two flights a week between Manchester and Seattle in May 2018. Aer Lingus is introducing direct non stop flights from Dublin to Seattle in May 2018. Icelandair offers flights from London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Aberdeen to Seattle, changing at Reykjavik. Virgin Atlantic operates one of the shortest London to Hawaii routes via Seattle, with opportunities for stopovers.
Sea-Tac Airport lies fifteen miles south of downtown Seattle. Ground transportation links are excellent with the Link light rail taking 30 minutes into downtown Seattle from its convenient airport station. There is also an array of taxis, limos, and a full range of car hire companies available.
In 2016, Cruise Critic, the world’s largest review site for cruise planning, named the Port of Seattle the #1 Homeport in North America. 2017 was a record breaking year with 9% more passengers than 2016 and over 1 million visitors travelling through Seattle to cruise to Alaska.
Seattle is an ideal stopover before and after an Alaskan cruise. Two thirds of passengers cruising from Seattle do so. With so much of Seattle’s best scenery within three hours’ drive of
Sea-Tac Airport and Seattle’s cruise terminals, this is the ideal destination for fly-drive holidays of any duration, with time spent in Seattle at the beginning or end.
Washington has 25 scenic byways: from epic high mountain passes to memorable sea views, to rolling hills amongst the vineyards, this State has it all. Along the way are towns and cities with stories for you to discover, such as Wenatchee, the Apple Capital of the World, Spokane with its wines, breweries and roaring river, or Friday Harbor, gateway to the San Juan Islands.
Seattle, known as the Emerald City for its vibrant natural forests and parks, has an exhibition of glass flowers and glass trees amongst its most celebrated gardens and is also developing a ‘sensory’ garden to open by the summer. Dale Chihuly’s world acclaimed art is not only one of the leading attractions of Seattle, his … Continue reading Seattle’s gardens – sensory to glass→read more >
Norwegian Bliss – at 164,600 tons, and 4,200 passengers, the Bliss will be the largest ship to ever sail in Alaska and purpose-built for the market. The newest Norwegian Cruise Line ship is due to arrive in Seattle for her inaugural sailing on May 30th. Seven cruise lines and eleven ships now have homeport … Continue reading NEWS SHORTS→read more >