Seattle Monorail

Seattle Monorail Holiday Schedule

October 10, 2012

Seattle Monorail Rates and Hours (2016):

Daily Rates:

One-Way Fares:

$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

Click for: Frequently Asked Questions

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

Christmas Eve:

The Monorail will close early at 6:00 PM on December 24, 2016.

Christmas Day:

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.

Holiday Activities:

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!

Seattle Center has a wonderful Winter Train & Village exhibit inside the Armory during the holidays.

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.

Carousel Hours:

  • 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