Directions & Parking

Pike Place Market parking

Directions & Parking

Located in downtown Seattle to the east of the waterfront, the Pike Place Market historic district encompasses 9 acres of farm and craft tables, shops, restaurants and sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. There is pedestrian access to the waterfront via the Pike Street Hillclimb.

Special Event Notice: On Friday, August 18th, the Pike Place Market Foundation's annual Sunset Supper will take place. Please note that from 10 a.m., Pike Place will be closed to vehicle traffic. Market businesses in the historic arcade north of City Fish will begin closing at 3:30 p.m., and from 5 p.m., there will be no pedestrian access on Pike Place between Pine and Virginia. The upper level of the MarketFront will be closed to the public the entire day. Shops on the lower levels of the Market and MarketFront will remain open. We apologize for any inconvenience but appreciate your understanding and cooperation.


Pike Place is a bustling street and pedestrians have the right of way. We recommend parking in the Market's parking garages: the Public Market Parking Garage at 1531 Western Ave. or the MarketFront Parking Garage at 1901 Western Ave. and exploring the Market on foot. There is a skybridge in the garage that provides direct access to the main arcade of the Market. 

Directions via Car to the Public Market Parking Garage

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 Garages at Pike Place Market

Public Market Parking Garage

1531 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 

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  • 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.

MarketFront Parking Garage

1901 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 

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  • The new MarketFront parking garage is open with 300 new underground parking spaces, covered bicycle racks and electric vehicle charging stations.

  • Market access: Take the elevator to Level 3 for the MarketFront plaza and Level 1 for Western Avenue shops.


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.

Valet Parking

6 pm-Midnight, Thursday-Saturday
Valet parking is located under the Public Market Clock at the corner of 1st and Pike Place.


Public Transportation

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  You can also get details about Sound Transit Link Light Rail at