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Seattle Center Monorail

#21 of 143 Tours in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: 400 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone Number:
+1 206-905-2620
7:30 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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Nice and short ride from downtown to space needle

Short ride to the space needle center from downtown Seattle, with an above the ground view on the roads. $4.50 for the return.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Short ride to the space needle center from downtown Seattle, with an above the ground view on the roads. $4.50 for the return.

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Roseland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This rapid transit monorail is a very convenient link to take visitors from the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden & Glass to the main shopping district of Seattle and within walking distance to the Market.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fast way to cross a mile to the space needle, chihluly and pop culture museum. Monorail is on third floor and you have to look for it. In wintertime it is not heated, but comfortable and cheap. Only one stop at each end of the line. Runs every 15 min.

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Wolfville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great form of transportation in Seattle, it is not a long ride, but sure saves walking to the Seattle Centre. One thing to be aware of is the monorail fee is separate, and not covered by a day pass for the Light Rail (we had been informed otherwise buns hotel staffer).

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Rochester, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our recent stay in Seattle, we needed to get across town in a timely manner. We spent 15+ minutes on hold calling for a cab, then when we did get a person, we were told it would be at least 45 minutes. The buses were also filled to capacity. That's when we remembered the Monorail. It was a short... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

The folks that executed this dream into reality were way ahead of everyone else. This is a lower tech, easy peasy, comfortable, anti-frill experience. No flashing lights, no digital displays, just a fun trip between the heart of downtown and the Seattle Center. Among the list of MUST SEE, MUST DO items is the Monorail. Put it on your list.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

The Monorail is just part of the Seattle Center. They also use as a normal public transportation... We used many times to go back to our friends apartment near downtown. It was a great ride. Pietro loved it and he was able to even use the horn. kkkk He really enjoyed and we enjoyed the short ride with a great... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

This is great for families and anyone who wants to head down to the mall and shop a bit after seeing the sites or head to Seattle Center! For just a couple bucks, you get a round trip ticket and 10 minutes of entertainment! Keep in mind, that this is short ride but it's definitely fun for kids!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Kinda a tourist trap, although it beats sitting in a cab trying to get from downtown up to the Space Needle. Best part is that they let Patton on.

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New Hope, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

Since I stayed downtown the monorail was the easiest way to Seattle Center - it was a quick and easy ride, a blast from the past with its pride in the retro style. And with big windows it offers a nice view as you travel over the streets of Seattle.

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