Find Your Ride to The Bite!
The Albert Lee Appliance Bite of Seattle® is located on the beautiful grounds of Seattle Center, in the Uptown Neighborhood. Street address is 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109. (See map for more details).
To ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience getting to the Bite, we recommend planning your journey ahead, utilizing one of the many options listed, below.
THE SR-99 TUNNEL
Seattle’s newest tunnel will provide a direct route on SR-99 between the stadiums and Seattle Center. For more information on the tunnel, visit
USE METRO BUS SERVICE
Bus service to Seattle Center is available via Metro routes 1 , 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 29 & 32 and the RapidRide D Line. It is easy to navigate Seattle's transit system with Metro's Trip Planner and you can plan your trip to Seattle Center from anywhere in the region. For more information about bus service to the Bite, call Metro at 206-553-3000 or visit metro.kingcounty.gov. To find bus routes, visit tripplanner.kingcounty.gov.
CARPOOL WITH FRIENDS
The regular parking rates in Center garages is between $15 - $25*. During events, and construction around Seattle Center, parking options may be limited, so why not invite your family, friends and neighbors to come along, and split the cost of parking, or visit rideshareonline.com to find carpool partners: this free service, managed by the Washington State Department of Transportation, can help you locate fellow festival goers traveling to Seattle Center. *Parking rates fluctuate with demand. Higher rates apply when heavy demand is anticipated. Lower rates are in effect when overall parking demand is low. For more information on parking, visit seattlecenter.com/transportation/parking.
RIDE THE MONORAIL
Seattle Center Monorail departs every 10 minutes and takes riders between Seattle Center (station is to the north of the Space Needle, adjacent to Seattle Center Armory) and Westlake Center (at Fifth Avenue and Pine Street). The Monorail operates weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. One-way fares (cash only) are $2.50 for adults and $1.25 for youth. There are reduced rates for seniors 65 or older, Medicare Card holders, and U.S. Military which is $1.25 one-way. Children 4 or under ride free. For more information, visit seattlemonorail.com
TAKE LINK LIGHT RAIL
Sound Transit’s Link light-rail system, has 15 stops along its route from Angle Lake, south of Sea-Tac Airport to the University District. Light rail can connect you to a bus or the Monorail, which will take you directly to Seattle Center. For more information, visit soundtransit.org/schedules/central-link-light-rail.
CYCLE TO THE CENTER
If you’re looking for a free way to get to the center, consider riding your bike. Seattle Center is located between two major regional bike routes; it is accessible from the Myrtle Edwards Bike Trail (which connects Ballard to West Seattle and the Duwamish River Trail) and the Dexter Avenue Bike Trail (which connects downtown Seattle to Fremont, Wallingford, Green Lake and the Burke-Gilman Trail). The two-way bicycle path is open on the north side of Mercer Street between Dexter Avenue N and Fifth Avenue N. Seattle Center has bike racks so you can lock your bike during the festival. For maps of the routes, visit seattle.gov/transportation/bikemaps.htm.
BOARD A STREETCAR
Running at 15-minute intervals, the Seattle Streetcar runs from South Lake Union to downtown Seattle. Its Westlake hub connects to other public transit systems, including the Monorail, Metro and Sound Transit buses. The streetcar also connects to Metro bus route 8, which goes to Seattle Center. For more information, visit seattlestreetcar.org.
Seattle Center cannot provide parking for large vehicles. Event staff advises against the use of RVs or trailers for transportation to the Bite.
ACCESS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
All buildings at Seattle Center are accessible. Accessible parking is available at all Seattle Center garages. If garages appear to be full, ask a Seattle Center attendant for parking for people with disabilities.
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 the new SR-99 Tunnel.
OTHER TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS
Festival goers have even more options, such as walking or using the King County Water Taxi or the Washington State Ferry System. For more information, visit kingcounty.gov/transportation.aspx.
Seattle Center offers a parking, traffic and transportation hotline. For current information call (206) 233-3989. For current Puget Sound traffic conditions visit www.seattlecenter.com. *Information on construction updates may be found here.