Seattle Monorail Holiday Schedule
October 10, 2012
Seattle Monorail Rates and Hours (2016):
$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
Roundtrip rates are twice that of a one-way fare
CASH ONLY – We do not accept ORCA cards
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Current Hours of Operation (May 9, 2016-December 31, 2016):
- Monday-Friday: 7:30 AM-11:00 PM
- Saturday-Sunday: 8:30 AM-11:00 PM
The Monorail will close early at 6:00 PM on December 24, 2016.
The Monorail is closed on December 25, 2016.
December 26, 2016 (Observed Holiday):
The Monorail is open from 8:30am-11:00pm
New Years Eve:
On December 31. 2016, the Monorail will be open until 1:00 AM for the New Year’s Eve fireworks at the Space Needle. Due to regulations, the Monorail will carry its last passengers from Westlake Center to Seattle Center at approximately 11:15 PM. We will resume service from Seattle Center to Westlake Center once we receive the ‘ALL CLEAR’ from the Fire Marshall (estimated to be 12:20 AM) – from this point we will carry passengers until 1:00 AM.
New Years Day:
- The Monorail will open from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM on January 1, 2017.
- Children 12 and under can ride for FREE from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM!
January 2, 2017 (Observed Holiday):
The Monorail is open from 8:30am-9:00pm
Winter Hours (effective January 3, 2016-May 8, 2016):
- Open Monday-Friday: 7:30AM
- Open Saturday-Sunday: 8:30AM
- Closed Sunday-Thursday: 9:00PM
- Closed Friday-Saturday: 11:00PM
* The Monorail will extend hours of operation for special events at Seattle Center, please check the RIDER ALERTS section of our website for schedule changes.
Ride the Monorail from Westlake Center (5th Avenue and Pine Street) to Seattle Center to enjoy their Winterfest celebration! The Monorail departs approximately every 10 minutes!
Holidays in Seattle is a wonderful resource that provides up-to-date information about all the holiday events and activities happening downtown.
Don’t forget to visit A Christmas Story’s Holiday Carousel presented by King 5 benefiting Treehouse at Westlake Park (4th Avenue and Pine Street)! Your generous ticket donation goes to support the work of the Downtown Seattle Association and Treehouse, a local nonprofit organization offering kids in foster care what all children so desperately need – a safe place to dream. It’s open November 28-January 1st.
- Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm
- Friday 11am-10pm
- Saturday 10am-10pm
- Sunday 10am-9pm
Special Carousel Hours:
- November 28 10am-10pm
- December 14 8am-9pm
- December 24 10am-5pm
- December 31 10am-5pm
- January 1 10am-2pm