Seattle Monorail

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Rider Alerts

Seattle Opera: Seattle Center Monorail will remain open until 11:15pm for Eugene Onegin playing  on the following dates:

Saturday, January 18th

Friday, January 24th

Saturday, January 25th

Monday, January 20, 2020: Seattle Center Monorail will open late at 8:30am for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020: Seattle Center Monorail will close early at 7:00pm for annual company dinner.

Sunday, March 1, 2020: Seattle Center Monorail will open early at 5:45am for the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k. To access Westlake Center Station, please use the stairwell/elevator on 5th Avenue between Pine Street and Olive Way.

January 2 to May 21, 2020: Seattle Center Monorail will operate in winter hours. Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-9:00pm. Friday: 7:30am-11:00pm. Saturday: 8:30am-11:00pm. Sunday: 8:30am-9:00pm

**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


January 2-May 21, 2020:

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

*Please check our “Rider Alerts” for schedule changes. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.


Ticket Prices

All prices are one-way:

$3.00 Adult (age 19-64)

$1.50 Youth (age 6-18)

$1.50 for Reduced Rate(Seniors 65+, disabled, persons with Medicare cards, & U.S. military with ID)

Children 5 and under ride free

We accept cash, credit/debit cards, and ORCA cards. Credit cards incur 3.7% fee.

Seattle Center Monorail provides fast, direct transportation between downtown’s Westlake Center Mall and Seattle Center! © Seattle Monorail Services

VIA Architecture recently completed its Seattle Center Monorail Stations Reconfiguration Evaluation Report which outlines potential improvements to the Monorail that will increase capacity, improve accessibility, and better connect it with the regional transit network. Click HERE to view the report.

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 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

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, 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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