Seattle Monorail

The Monorail goes from Seattle Center to Westlake Center Learn more

Rider Alerts

New Fare Increases Proposed for Seattle Center Monorail – more information can be found here.

Sunday, May 14, 2017: Seattle Center Monorail will open early at 7:00am for The Color Run which begins at Seattle Center. To access Westlake Station, please use the stairwell/elevator on 5th Avenue between Pine Street and Olive Way.

Sunday, June 4, 2017: Seattle Center Monorail will open early at 7:00am for Race for the Cure, benefiting Komen Puget Sound.

**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


Winter Hours (January-May):

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

*From May-December, hours of operation will change to Mon-Fri: 7:30am-11pm, Sat-Sun: 8:30am-11pm.

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

Seattle Monorail is hiring! Join our team! Learn more:

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