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Seattle traffic

United States of America

Live traffic

Local time
7:13 AM

Travel times and speeds are based on trip data anonymously collected from drivers within the larger metropolitan area (“metro”) throughout the complete road network — including fast roads and highways crossing this area.

Hourly speed and travel time per 10 km

  • Last 48 hours
  • Last 7 days

Seattle traffic in 2023



Travel time increased in Seattle last year. The data suggests that average time it took to travel 10 km increased by 20 s.

Travel times and speeds are based on worldwide trip data spanning 551 billion (109) km anonymously collected during the year from drivers within the larger metropolitan area (“metro”) or a 5 km radius from the center (“city center”) throughout the complete road network — including fast roads and highways crossing this area.

World rank 2023 206

On average, how long did it take to drive 10 km in 2023?
15 min 50 s
20 s more than in 2022

Which was the worst day to travel through Seattle in 2023?

July 20 Thursday
Average travel time to drive 10 km
19 min 10 s

The cost of driving in rush hour

What was the yearly cost of driving in Seattle during rush hour? How much time did you spend driving, and how did it affect your finances and the environment?

One-way commute
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Travel time
(yearly)
146h
time spent driving
55h due to congestion
29 x
Approximately 29 books
Emissions
(yearly)
879kg
CO2 emitted
166kg due to congestion
88 x
88 trees grown over a year to absorb
Fuel price
(yearly)
494USD
money spent
93USD due to congestion
7 x
Approximately 7 average-sized tanks of petrol

Driving patterns in Seattle

What did travel times look like over a week in Seattle? When was it best to avoid driving? At what points did we use the most fuel and emit the most CO2?

One-way commute
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  • Speed
  • Consumption
  • Emissions
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11 min 40 s12 min
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Best time to avoid

Which day of the week had the worst rush hour?

Thursday
5 PM - 6 PM
Driving 10 km took on average: 22 min 20 s
What do commuters stand to save per year by adjusting their travel habits (for a 10 km commute in Seattle)?
Travel timeFuel costEmissions
One day of working from home (Thursdays)
31 hours
98 USD
175 kg
Three days of working from home (Thursdays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays)
93 hours
295 USD
525 kg

How busy was Seattle during rush hour?

Let's take a closer look at rush hour. How much extra time was spent idling in traffic? What was the average speed?

One-way commute
km


Weekday rush hour

How much additional time was spent in the car during rush hour in Seattle?

  • Optimal travel time
  • Extra travel time
morning rush
+ 6 min
Per 10 km trip
17 min
evening rush
+ 9 min
Per 10 km trip
20 min

How much extra time did we spend driving in rush hours over the year?

55 hours = 2 days, 7 hours

11 h 35 min more than in 2022

Average speed in rush hour

How fast can you drive in Seattle during rush hour?

morning rush
34 km/h
Time taken to travel 10 km
17 min
evening rush
29 km/h
Time taken to travel 10 km
20 min
Bike
Bike
17 - 24 km/h
25 - 35 min
Electric scooter
Electric scooter
19 - 25 km/h
24 - 32 min
Electric moped
Electric moped
22 - 40 km/h
15 - 27 min

How does the city compare to the whole country?

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