Seattle Monorail

Monorail: Getting Around Seattle

June 16, 2011

Seattle Center Monorail provides transportation between downtown Seattle to Seattle Center. It is fast and directly travels from Westlake Center (5th Ave. and Pine Street) to Seattle Center (adjacent to Space Needle and Experience Music Project).

The Monorail was built for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and celebrates it’s 50th birthday on March 24, 2012!  More information about the Monorail’s history can be found HERE.


  • Monday-Friday 7:30am – 11:00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 8:30am – 11:00pm.

Ticket Fares:

Purchase tickets at the Monorail Ticket Booth on either Monorail platform. Cash only.

  • Adults (ages 13-64) $4.00 roundtrip
  • Youths (ages 5-12) $1.50 roundtrip
  • Reduced (seniors 65+, disabled, persons with Medicare card) $2.00

Monthly Passes:

  • Monthly passes can be purchased directly from the cashier inside the Monorail Ticket Booth at either platform – CASH ONLY.
  • Monthly passes can also be purchased on our website: http://www.seattlemonorail.com/sales by credit card. Passes purchased online will be mailed to the address you specify.

Large Groups/School Groups:

Limited Time Offer for Lions Clubs International Convention Attendees:

  • Purchase a One-Week Unlimited Monorail Pass from our website: http://www.seattlemonorail.com/sales.php
  • Pass gives LCI Attendee with unlimited rides on the Monorail from July 3-9.
  • Adults: $15.  Seniors/Disabled/Youth: $10.
  • Offer expires June 22, 2011. Passes are only being sold online. Pass is non-transferable.

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