Seattle Monorail

The Monorail goes from Seattle Center to Westlake Center Learn more

Rider Alerts

Thursday, November 26, 2015: Seattle Center Monorail is closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Sunday, November 29, 2015: Seattle Center Monorail will open early at 6:45am for the Seattle Marathon. To access Westlake Center Station, please use the stairwell/elevator on 5th Avenue between Pine Street and Olive Way. The Monorail is cash only.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015: Seattle Center Monorail will remain open until 11:30pm for Deck the Hall Ball at KeyArena.

Saturday, December 12, 2015: Seattle Center Monorail will remain open until 11:30pm for the MUSE concert at KeyArena.

2016 Winter Hours:Seattle Center Monorail will operate in Winter Hours from January through April 2016. Hours are as follows:

Open Monday-Friday 7:30am, Saturday-Sunday 8:30am.
Close Sunday-Thursday 9:00pm, Friday-Saturday 11:00pm



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General Info


Current Hours

Monday-Friday: 7:30am-11:00pm

Saturday-Sunday: 8:30am-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

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, Experience Music Project, KeyArena, The Children’s Museum and a host of theatrical and cultural experiences. Click for: Frequently Asked Questions