Seattle Monorail

The Monorail goes from Seattle Center to Westlake Center Learn more

Rider Alerts

Sunday, May 8, 2016: Seattle Center Monorail will open early at 7:00am for The Color Run at Seattle Center.

Saturday, June 18, 2016: Seattle Center Monorail will open early at 5:00am for the Alaska Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon.

2016 Winter Hours: Seattle Center Monorail is currently operating in winter hours. We will switch to normal operating hours on May 9, 2016 (Monday-Friday 7:30am-11pm, Saturday-Sunday 8:30am-11pm).



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General Info


Current Hours (now through May 8th)

Open Monday-Friday: 7:30am

Open Saturday-Sunday: 8:30am

Close Sunday-Thursday: 9:00pm

Close Friday-Saturday: 11:00pm

Ticket Prices

All prices are one-way:

$2.25 for Adults

$1.00 for Youth ages 5-12

$1.00 for Reduced Rate (Seniors 65+, disabled, persons with Medicare cards, & active duty U.S. military)

Children 4 and under ride free

Seattle Center Monorail provides fast, direct transportation between downtown’s Westlake Center Mall and Seattle Center! © Seattle Monorail Services

Buy your very own Monorail Bunny! We have Monorail Bunnies here in Seattle who are hoping to find new homes and adventures. Click here to buy a Bunny! You can also find our 2016 Monorail Bunny and Ollie Otter Calendar in our online merchandise store. © Seattle Monorail Services

Built for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, the Monorail departs every 10 minutes! © Seattle Monorail Services

“Can I bring my dog on the train?” or “Is it okay to bring luggage on the train?” For answers to frequently asked questions, please visit our FAQ page Click here for answers to frequently asked questions. © Seattle Monorail Services

Jayme Gustilo, Lead Monorail Cashier, was selected as the 2012 Seattle Tourism Ambassador of the Year. Click here to read more. © Seattle Monorail Services

Seattle celebrated Seattle Center Monorail’s 50th Anniversary on March 24, 2012. Click here to see photos from the celebration. © Seattle Monorail Services

Monorail Bunny and Ollie Otter were accidentally left behind on the Seattle Center Monorail. We’ve adopted them and now they go on adventures all over Seattle. Read more about Monorail Bunny and Ollie Otter Click here to see their adventures. © Seattle Monorail Services

Have a school group that is interested in riding the Seattle Center Monorail? Be sure to visit our School Group Registration page to register your group ahead of time – you may be eligible for a school group rate. Click here to register a school group. © Seattle Monorail Services

Welcome Aboard!

Seattle Center Monorail is the nation’s first full-scale commercial monorail system which provides a fun, quick and convenient link between downtown Seattle and Seattle Center. Seattle Center Monorail departs approximately every 10 minutes from two stations:

  • Westlake Center Station, at 5th Avenue and Pine Street
  • Seattle Center Station, adjacent to the Space Needle

For rider alerts, event information, photos and the latest Seattle Monorail news, ‘LIKE’ us on Facebook! Seattle Center Monorail is a favorite part of the Seattle skyline and the Seattle Center, home to the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, EMP Museum, KeyArena, The Children’s Museum and a host of theatrical and cultural experiences. Click for: Frequently Asked Questions