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Route Information for Flights from Seattle to Modesto

Origin Airport IATA Code SEA
Destination Airport IATA Code SMF
Distance 605 mi
Direct Flight Airlines American Airlines, KLM, Qatar Airways, Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Korean Air, WestJet
Earliest Flight Arrival 2:50PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 4:58AM UTC

Traveling from Seattle to Modesto

Seattle Airport

While Seattle is home to several airports, the only one that handles commercial flights is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Also known as Sea-Tac, this airport is responsible for all incoming flights, along with flights from Seattle. Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and US Airways are a few airlines that operate out of this airport. Located in SeaTac, Washington, the airport sits along the intersection of three state routes: 99, 518, and 509. Though the airport has three terminals, only the Concourse Terminal and North Satellite Terminal handle domestic flights. The South Satellite Terminal specializes in international flights. It's just a short drive from the airport to downtown.

Transportation

When you need to reach your hotel quickly, head for the public transportation system, which consists of Sound Transit and Metro Transit. The buses and light rails only cost a few dollars, and you can visit the sales counter at any station to purchase tickets for your trip. The light rail system drops passengers directly at some of the top hotels in the downtown area. Seattle uses a grid system for its roads, which makes finding your hotel easy if you drive. You can use the Orbitz.com sign to look for rental cars from the airport.

Weather

If you visit during the spring, winter, or fall, you need a warm coat and an umbrella. Though the city does not get snow, it does get a high amount of rain during these seasons, and temperatures that can drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The summer is much warmer, with temperatures in the high 70s and less rainfall.

Popular Attractions

Seattle is home to dozens of cultural activities and attractions, including the Seattle International Film Festival, the Henry Art Galley, the Woodland Park Zoo, and the Seattle Underground Tour, which takes you through older parts of the city. When you look for flights from Seattle on Orbitz.com, take a few minutes to look for other low-cost attractions in the city.

Modesto City-County Airport

When you are planning a trip to California, check Orbitz.com for cheap flights to Modesto. Modesto City-County Airport is located in the city of Modesto at 617 Airport Way. SkyWest Airlines, a division of United Airlines, operates daily flights between Modesto and San Francisco.

Transportation into Modesto

Both Hertz and Avis have rental car facilities at Modesto City-County Airport, and you can book your car ahead of time on Orbitz.com. Many local hotels offer complimentary shuttle service from the airport to the hotel, in which case you should contact your hotel for shuttle pickup. Taxis are also available outside baggage claim, and public buses have regularly scheduled routes to the airport, if you prefer to use public transportation.

Weather and Climate in Modesto, California

Mild temperatures and a moderate climate make Modesto, California, a popular vacation destination year round. Winter highs in January reach an average of 56 degrees, while average January lows hit 40 degrees. Precipitation in winter is generally between two to three inches per month. Summers are hot and dry, with average highs in the 90s and lows in the 60s. Modesto gets less than an inch of rain each month during the summer, and July is the driest month of all, with absolutely no rain on average.

Things to Do in Modesto

History buffs will enjoy visiting the McHenry Mansion and Museum, while movie lovers will want to seek out the locations where the classic film American Graffiti was filmed. Modesto is also within easy reach of other local attractions, such as the Hershey's Chocolate Visitor Center and Yosemite National Park. No matter when you travel to California, deals on vacation packages and cheap flights to Modesto from Orbitz.com can help you manage your vacation budget.

Flights from Seattle to Modesto - Frequently Asked Questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Seattle to Modesto now?

The Covid-19 Travel Advisor can answer all your questions about quarantine requirements and travel restrictions when taking a plane flight from Seattle to Modesto.

Are there non-stop flights from Seattle to Modesto?

Start packing your bags, because there are a couple of carriers that offer direct flights from Sea-Tac Airport to Sacramento Intl. Airport (SMF). You can book a seat with Alaska Airlines and Delta.

What is the shortest flight from Seattle to Modesto?

It can be as a short and sweet as 1 hour and 45 minutes. If you strongly believe your vacation hours should be spent 'vacationing' rather than flying, you'll enjoy the ride from Sea-Tac Airport to Sacramento, CA Airport (SMF-Sacramento Intl.).

What airlines fly from Seattle to Modesto most frequently?

Alaska Airlines (AS) is one of the airlines with the most flights from Sea-Tac Airport to Sacramento Intl. Airport (SMF). It offers 182 flights each month on this route. Escaping on vacation is one of life's greatest pleasures, and this carrier will get you where you need to go. Delta (DL) will also take you to your destination in style and comfort. Offering 121 flights per month between Seattle and Modesto, it's another quality airline to look into.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Modesto?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Modesto have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Modesto with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Modesto without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2020 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is August. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all before the weather changes. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with ticket prices peaking in the month of June.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2020 saved up to 45% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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