Seattle Center Monorail

by - Sunday, April 19, 2020

After eating pizza from MOD Pizza, I walked for a few meters and reached the monorail. Riding in a monorail is not new to me. I have been to few monorails in Asia so I would like to try one in Seattle.

» Seattle Center Monorail «

Seattle Center Monorail, built in 1962, is the Seattle's first full-scale commercial monorail system and one of Seattle's icon.

It has two routes: Seattle Center Station (adjacent to the Space Needle) and Westlake Station (5th Avenue and Pine Street).

It departs approximately every 10 minutes from two stations. Each trip takes 2 minutes.

» Ticket Prices «

There are three ways to buy tickets: In Person at monorail ticket booth(s), Use Your ORCA Card, or through your mobile phone via Transit Go Ticket mobile app.

Below are their one-way rates (as of April 2020). They accept cash, credit/debit cards and ORCA cards.

Adult Rate (Ages 19-64):    $3.00

Senior (Ages 65+):              $1.50

Youth (Ages 6-18):              $1.50

Child (Ages 5 and below):   Free

» Route Map «

Here's the map that I got from their website:

» The Experience «

I bought a one-way ticket to Westlake Station

The ride was fast and smooth. Though, it was raining really hard so I just stayed inside the Westlake Center mall.

After a few hours, I bought a one-way ticket back to Seattle Center Station and continued my scheduled trip to MoPOP. I will share it on my next blog post.

Fun facts: Did you know the monorail has 64 tires! Just got this information while I was waiting for the monorail. 

» Info «

Address:                    305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109, United States
Open Hours:              Open daily, hours vary depending on season
E-mail Address:

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