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Getting There

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Mero Bus Routes

Two Shuttle Options, Ride Metro: King County Metro Transit has partnered with the Bite to provide two shuttles for this year’s festival; shuttles leave from Downtown and Northgate throughout the day on Saturdayand Sunday.

  1. Board the Northgate shuttle at Bay 5 at the Northgate Transit Center, located at NE 100th St & 3rd Av NE.  The Northgate shuttle operates approximately every 20 minutes until 9 p.m. on Saturdayand until 8 p.m. on Sunday.

    At the Seattle Center the Northgate Shuttle stops eastbound on Mercer St at 3rd Av N.

    Northgate shuttle fare is $2.50 cash only per person each. ORCA cards, passes and transfers are not accepted.  Children aged 5 and under ride free with a fare-paying adult.
  2. The downtown Seattle shuttle will depart from the bus stop northbound on 3rd Avenue just north of Pike Street. The downtown shuttle will operate every 10 minutes from 10:45 a.m. to 9:25 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10:45 a.m. to 8:25 p.m. on Sunday.

    The downtown Seattle shuttle serves 5th Av N, and leaves from Seattle Center southbound on 5th Av N at Broad St.

    Regular fare, including ORCA cards and transfers, is required on the downtown shuttle.

Standard Metro Services: In addition to the two shuttles, regular bus service to the Seattle Center on Fridayand through the weekend is also available via Metro routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 15, 18, 19, 24, 30, 33 and the RapidRide D Line.  Routes 5, 16, 26, 28 & 358 also travel to within walking distance of Seattle Center.

For more information about bus service to the Bite call Metro at (206) 553-3000. Information is also available online at


Seattle Center Monorail will have two trains available during the Bite of Seattle. The Monorail provides fast, direct transportation between downtown's Westlake Center (5th Ave. and Pine Street, Third Floor) and Seattle Center (adjacent to Space Needle). Trains depart every 10 minutes. During the Bite of Seattle weekend, the Monorail will be open on Friday from 7:30 AM to 11:00 PM and on Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 AM to 11:00 PM. The fare for adults is $2 one-way, $4 roundtrip. The fare for youths (ages 5-12) is $0.75 one-way, $1.50 roundtrip. The fare for seniors (65+)/disabled is $1 one-way, $2 roundtrip. Information is also available at

Carpool & Parking Rates at Seattle Center

Carpool rates are in effect Friday-Sunday at all parking facilities operated by Seattle Center. Rates are $15. Look for the Seattle Center logo to make sure you are parking in the least expensive spaces and to insure that your parking fees help support Seattle Center's grounds, gardens, fountains and free public programs.

Parking & Access for Physically Challenged Persons

All buildings at Seattle Center are fully accessible. Disabled parking is available at all lots. If a lot appears to be full, ask a Seattle Center attendant for disabled access.

Alternate Routes

Besides the major routes to the Seattle Center via the Mercer Street or Stewart Street exits off I-5, consider using alternates routes, such as Highway 99, Denny Way and Elliot Avenue.

Transportation Hotline

The Seattle Center offers a parking, traffic and transportation hotline. For current information call (206) 233-3989. For current Puget Sound traffic conditions visit

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