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Seattle Center Monorail

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Address: 400 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101-3625
Phone Number: 206 905 2620
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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
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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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Wanted to ride the monorail on this visit to Seattle. It takes you from downtown to the Space Needle and Chihuly Museum. It is also a short distance from the outdoor sculpture... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Bury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's the best way to get to the Space Needle but trooping through a shopping mall to get to the station, paying $4 for a 2 minute journey hardly seems worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Found a close parking spot at the Seattle Center for the morning. Rather than leaving and driving to the Pike Market, the monorail is the way to go. There are tons of signs on where to get on the MR and the price is very fair, $2.25 per person one way. We exited at the Westlake Center and walked a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wanted to ride the monorail on this visit to Seattle. It takes you from downtown to the Space Needle and Chihuly Museum. It is also a short distance from the outdoor sculpture park. It was nice but once was enough.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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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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