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Seattle Center Monorail

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Address: 400 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101-3625
Phone Number: 206 905 2620
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

The Monorail travels directly between Westlake Center (5th and Pine Street)...

The Monorail travels directly between Westlake Center (5th and Pine Street) and Seattle Center (adjacent to Space Needle and Experience Music Project). It is America's first full-scale commercial monorail system. The Monorail departs approximately every 10 minutes. Ticket fares are as follows (cash only, no ORCA Cards please): Adults: $2.25/one-way, Youth (ages 5-12): $1.00/one-way, Reduced Rate (Seniors 65+, Disabled, Persons with Medicare Card, Active Duty U.S. Military Personnel): $1.00/one-way. Roundtrip is twice the price of a one-way. Children 4 & under ride FREE!

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Really Neat Ride

This is absolutely the quickest way to get to the Seattle Center, where the Space Needle is located from downtown Seattle, WA. You get on at the Westlake Center downtown, 4th... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very low cost and almost zero wait times. Under $5 return fare per person. Monorail goes back and forth down the line with great views through the city neighborhoods. Clean, safe and smooth ride. Take the trip to Seattle Center and spend the day at the attractions there.

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is absolutely the quickest way to get to the Seattle Center, where the Space Needle is located from downtown Seattle, WA. You get on at the Westlake Center downtown, 4th Avenue & Pine Street. The views on the ride are really cool & best of all; you’re there in a flash. My wife & I bought round trip tickets... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Built in 1962 for the World's Fair, it has been well maintained and provides a short trip from Pike Place market to the Seattle center with EMP museum and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Cost is $2.25 for a round trip so it's affordable.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the monorail from the Space Needle back to downtown, it's quick, easy, fun and quite scenic. We thought it was a bargain at $2.25 one way - considering how long it would be to walk, it was worth every penny!

Thank pddownunder
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Seattle Center Monorail gives you an opportunity to ride a monorail. It takes you very easy from city center to space needle .

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Rancho Mirage, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Seattle has the best modes of transportation. There were no lines when we took a Saturday afternoon ride. It is a very fast way to get from the Space Needle and Chihuly Glass and Garden Center back to Westlake City Center near 6th & Pine. We were amazed that the ride was over before we got comfortable in our seat.... More 

Thank Diane S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took this monorail nearby the Space Needle to get back to Downtown. Quick and easy ride, no crowds on a Sunday.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the monorail ride to and from the Space Needle. Better to take this when lines are shorter. It runs every 10 minutes so it's not a hassle!

Thank Gabriel J
Grande Cache, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For an adult fare of $2.25 one can quickly be transported from the Westlake City Center to the Space Needle or vice versa, direct and non stop. Spacious cars with comfortable enough seats for the 6 mins ride. Thank you, Seattle, for this fast mode of transportation and budget friendly idea for downtown commute.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fast connection and nice overview of Seattle main attractions. 2.50 USD for a ride in a comfortable elevated wagon... must go!

Thank Alberto T

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