Seattle Monorail

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Rider Alerts

December 22 and 23, 2017: Seattle Monorail will remain open until 11:30pm for the Macklemore concerts at KeyArena.

December 24, 2017: Seattle Monorail will close early at 6:00pm.

December 25, 2017: Seattle Monorail is closed on Christmas Day

December 31, 2017: The Monorail will be open until 1:00am for the New Year’s Eve fireworks show at the Space Needle. Due to regulations, the Monorail will carry its last passengers from Westlake Center to Seattle Center at 11:15pm. We will resume service from Seattle Center to Westlake Center once we receive the “All Clear” from the Fire Marshall (estimated to be at 12:20am) – from this point, we will carry passengers to Westlake Center until 1:00am.

January 1, 2018: Seattle Monorail will open from 10:00am-9:00pm.

January 2, 2018 through April 2018: Seattle Monorail will operate in winter hours (listed below):

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-9:00pm
  • Friday: 7:30am-11:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:30am-11:00pm
  • Sunday: 8:30am-9:00pm

For our holiday closures and detailed schedule information please click on this link.

February 5, March 4, March 26, 2018: Seattle Monorail will remain open until 9:30pm for the “Unique Lives” Lecture Series at McCaw Hall.

**If you are completing work near the Seattle Monorail System along 5th Avenue (in close proximity to the trains and guideway), please contact us at least 48 hours ahead of time.**




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General Info


Current Hours of Operation:

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

Saturday & Sunday: 8:30am-11:00pm

*Please check our “Rider Alerts” for schedule changes.

Ticket Prices

All prices are one-way:

$2.50 for Adults

$1.25 for Youth ages 5-12

$1.25 for Reduced Rate (Seniors 65+, disabled, persons with Medicare cards, & U.S. military with ID)

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 and a beloved Seattle landmark. The Monorail provides a fun, quick, and convenient link between downtown Seattle and Seattle Center, home to the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, Museum of Pop Culture, KeyArena, The Children’s Museum, and a host of theatrical and cultural experiences.

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

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