Seattle Monorail

Daily Rates

One-Way Fares:

$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, ORCA LIFT cards accepted)

Children 5 and under ride free

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

Roundtrip rates are twice that of a one-way fare. Monorail is currently only accepting ORCA cards and credit/debit cards. We have temporarily suspended the acceptance of cash payment to reduce the transmission of germs.

Frequently Asked Questions


Please see our ‘Rider Alerts’ on the homepage to for any schedule changes.

Learn more about our COVID-19 safety measures.

Rider Alert: Seattle Center Monorail will be closed for construction from April 12-30. More info on public transportation here.

We are temporarily suspending our acceptance of cash to reduce potential risk to our employees.

We are only accepting ORCA cards and credit/debit cards.

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 

Routes & Stations

Seattle Center Monorail departs approximately every 10 minutes from two stations:

Seattle Center station:
Adjacent to the Space Needle

Westlake Center Mall station:
At Fifth Avenue and Pine Street