Directions & Parking
Located in downtown Seattle to the east of the waterfront, the Pike Place Market historic district covers nine acres between 1st Avenue and Western Avenue and Pike Street and Virginia Street. From the Market one can see sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains and the Puget Sound. There is pedestrian access to the waterfront via the Pike Street Hillclimb.
Special Event Notice:
Partial Street Closure and No Parking from Pine Street to Virginia Street for Arcade Lights Event Friday, April 24, 2015
On Friday, April 24, the Market Foundation will present the food event Arcade Lights. This event takes place in the North Arcade on the west side of Pike Place, with more than more than 70 local businesses offering attendees bites and samples of their handmade foods and beverages. Pine St. to Virginia St. will be closed to parking from 3:00 p.m. to midnight. Pike Place will be closed to traffic from Pine St. to Virginia St. from 4:00 – 7:30 p.m. while participants drive in and set up and while attendees enter.
Vehicles will be able to enter at 1st Ave. and Pike St. and exit the Market via Pine St. The event is a benefit for the Pike Place Market Foundation and we thank you for your assistance. For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, please visit www.pikeplacemarketfoundation.org/arcade-lights/
1st and Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101
Directions via Car:
Pike Place is open to vehicle traffic, as well as pedestrians. Because of this, our directions are written with a destination of 1531 Western Avenue—the Public Market Parking Garage located behind the west side of Pike Place Market.
Via I-5 North: Take the Madison Street exit, #164, and turn left. Follow Madison Street to Western Avenue. Turn right onto Western Avenue. Follow Western Avenue for five blocks. The entrance to the Market Parking Garage is on the left side of the street.
Via I-5 South: Take the Denny Way/Stewart Street exit, #166. Follow Stewart Street to First Avenue. Turn right onto First Avenue. Two blocks north, turn left onto Lenora Street. Turn left onto Western Avenue. Follow Western Avenue for three blocks (passing Victor Steinbrueck Park on your right). The entrance to the Public Market Parking Garage is on the right side of the street.
Parking at the Public Market Parking Garage
The entrance at 1531 Western Avenue will be closed from March 16 - April 17. Please use the entrance at 1530 Alaskan Way during this time. For detailed detour directions, please visit our Public Market Parking Garage page.
Market access: take the elevator located in the center of the garage to the sky bridge across Western Ave to the center of the Main Arcade.
Additional access to the Market is provided by an elevator across the street from the garage on Western Ave. and stairs via the Pike Street Hill Climb.
Affordable Downtown Seattle Garages
DowntownSeattleParking.com is a mobile-optimized website that features garages (including the Public Market Garage) with rates of $3/hour, up to four hours (tax included). http://www.downtownseattleparking.com
Parking for Oversize Vehicles
Our parking garage and parking lots cannot accommodate RVs. There is RV parking available on surface lots directly across from the Seattle Aquarium on the east side of the 1500 block of Alaskan Way. This is within easy walking distance of the Market.
6 pm-Midnight, Thursday-Saturday
Valet parking is located under the Public Market Clock at the corner of 1st and Pike Place.
Pike Place Market is easily accessible by public transport from Sea-Tac Airport and surrounding Seattle neighborhoods.
Directions via Public Transportation:
Take Metro (Seattle's great public bus system) or Sound Transit Light Rail to the Market. Many Metro bus routes will drop you off near the Market on First Avenue or Pine Street. And the Westlake Sound Transit Link Light Rail station is located only four blocks away from the Market.
For detailed schedule information and round-trip planning from your home, call Metro Rider Information at 206.553.3000 or visit metro.kingcounty.gov. You can also get details about Sound Transit Link Light Rail at soundtransit.org.
- Seattle Metro Transit
- Sound Transit Light Rail
- Washington State Ferries
- Elliot Bay Water Taxi