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Seattle Center Monorail

#43 of 175 Tours in Seattle
Open Now: 7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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The Monorail travels directly between Westlake Center (5th and Pine Street) and Seattle Center (adjacent to Space Needle and the Museum of Popular Culture). It is America's first full-scale commercial monorail system. The Monorail departs...more
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400 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101-3625
+1 206-905-2620
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Reviewed yesterday

I rode the monorail about five years ago and rated it Average. Recently I visited Seattle again and rode it again, and not much has changed my opinion about it. Here are the points I made before, updated a bit to reflect my recent experience....More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’ll admit this is a fun mode of transportation between the Space Needle and Westlake Center shopping area downtown (4th Ave). Comes every 10 mins or so. I still enjoy it as a local showing visiting family around. It’s about the same as bus fare...More

Thank shandongtraveler
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although the monorail is a very short ride (less than about 5 minutes) it's a good way to get from the Space Needle back to downtown. The cars are clean and the unit is not usually very busy

Thank DeWitt65101
Reviewed 4 days ago

The monorail begins around the Space Needle and ends at Westlake around 5th and Pine. It is only a seven minute ride but still enjoyable after all these years. It reaches a speed of over 35 miles an hour and provides a view of a...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fast and cheap. One way is $2.50, round trip is $5.00. We couldn’t enter from the mall, so we had to go around. The elevator wasn’t clearly seen, so we had to walk up. Not fun! Easy to get to light rail.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a full day of sightseeing, we took the monorail from Pike's market to the Space-needle. It takes about 3 mins or so. It convenient, cost efficient, and quick. You can purchase tickets at the site. Great way to get around.

Thank AJ S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

$2.50 / head you can't go wrong. Only running one train today but no more than a 10 min wait. Super little ride and a taste of nostalgia- especially good if it is raining - which it sometimes does in Seattle!

Thank CHD6265
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my second time riding the monorail, it is clean, convinent and easy to locate. It will take you from Seattle center (space needle area) to westlake center ( 3 blocks to pikes place) and back. There is still walking to do once getting...More

Thank Ashbymom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Seattle Monorail is a cool timeless moment to do over and over again in Seattle. It’s a short trip too or from the Seattle Center and Westlake mall. It’s cheap and easy to on and off. Very access friendly.

Thank Stiv_Wa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love riding on trains so after the Light Rail ride from the airport, we walked to the Seattle Center and boarded the monorail for it's one stop at the Space Needle. Kids can sit right next to the driver so get on first if...More

Thank MeryMeCo
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May 27, 2018|
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Response from IraBfromCSG | Reviewed this property |
The Spheres are worth a specific visit, with a great view from the exterior, and free access to the exhibits on the lower level of the building. We did walk there from the Downtown Monorail location in less than 10 minutes... More
May 16, 2018|
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Response from Brad D | Reviewed this property |
Yes - entrance is on second floor of mall. Look up and you will see monorail on East side of mall. There is a separate entrance just for monorail where you can walk up or take elevator or you can enter from mall.