Directions & Parking

Parking at Pike Place Market

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.



Pike Place is a bustling street and pedestrians have the right of way. We recommend parking in the Market's parking garages at one of the below addresses: 

  • 1531 Western Ave 
  • 1901 Western Ave
  • 1530 Alaskan Way

The garages are linked. The MarketFront Parking Garage provides access to the Market through an elevator and access to the MarketFront expansion and the craft stalls. The Public Market Parking Garage has access via an elevator and skybridge to the arcade, just south of the craft stalls.

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 View Map

1530 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101 View Map

  • 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.


5 a.m.- 2 a.m. daily*


  • 0 - 1 hour: $4.00
  • 1 - 2 hours: $8.00
  • 2 - 3 hours: $12.00
  • 3 - 4 hours: $16.00
  • 4 - 10 hours: $24.00
  • 10 - 24 hours: $30.00
  • Evening Rate: $5 Flat Rate (Enter after 5 pm and exit by 2 am) 
  • Early Bird Rate: $15 (Enter before 9 am and exit by 9 pm)
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station hourly rate: $1.00 (plus parking)
  • Lost Ticket Rate: $30.00
  • Visa, Mastercard and American Express are accepted at all exits and cash at select locations.
  • The garage does not offer monthly parking at this time.

*To access garage after hours call Market Security at 206.682.2253.

For more information about downtown parking garages, click here.


Parking for Oversize Vehicles & Charter Buses

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.

There is a Charter Bus Loading Zone near Pike Place Market. It is located on the west side of Elliott Avenue, adjacent to the Cost Plus building (2103 Western Ave), southbound Elliott Avenue, on the west side of Elliott Avenue, just north of Lenora Street. 

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