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South Lake Union Streetcar

Welcome to the South Lake Union line of the Seattle Streetcar, the Emerald City's newest way to get around downtown Seattle.

From the fast-growing South Lake Union neighborhood to Seattle's vibrant downtown core, the Streetcar will get you where you want to go. Eleven stops along the 2.6 mile line lead to great culinary experiences, unforgettable entertainment options, and retail offerings as well as Lake Union's new 12 acre water front park. The Streetcar will connect thousands of people to new homes and jobs in this vibrant urban neighborhood.

The South Lake Union line of the Seattle Streetcar conveniently connects to Seattle's other public transit systems including Metro buses; Sound Transit buses, trains and light rail; and the Monorail.

Bus service that makes convenient, useful connections at selected streetcar stops includes Route 8 (Seattle Center, Capitol Hill, Central District), Route 25 (Montlake, University District, Laurelhurst). See the streetcar system map for more details.

So hop on board, Seattle Streetcar is on line and rolling. Go on, get connected!


The Streetcar runs at 15-minute intervals during the following service periods:

Monday – Thursday     6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday     6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Sunday & Holidays     10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Currently, South Lake Union employers are funding a demonstration program that increases service in the afternoon peak to 10-minute intervals, weekdays 3PM to 6PM.  Thank you, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Group Health Cooperative and UW Medicine for making this possible!


Adult Fare: $2.50
Reduced Fare (65 and over, persons with disabilities & persons with Medicare cards): $.75
Youth (ages 6-17): $1.25
Children 5 and under ride free!

ORCA cards, individual ride tickets and Metro transfers are accepted as proof of payment on the Seattle Streetcar. Please tap your ORCA card at the yellow ORCA card reader before boarding.  Note, if you are boarding at Terry and Mercer northbound, you will need to tap your card when exiting at Lake Union Park or Fairview and Campus Drive.  Also, during construction adjacent to the Westlake and Mercer stop (through July 2014), the ORCA fare transaction processor will be unavailable; please tap your card when exiting if you have boarded at Westlake and Mercer.

Individual ride tickets may also be purchased at the station platforms with debit or credit cards, or on board using cash.

Advanced/bulk ticket purchases can also be accommodated, for purchase of all-day passes at $5 each. To arrange a bulk ticket purchase, please e-mail your request to

Seattle Streetcar Arrival Times

A Global Position System (GPS) technology alerts passengers to streetcar arrival times at the 11 stops and on-line, making it easy to schedule and plan a trip. To view mapped, real-time arrival times for the Seattle Streetcar please click here. For a non-map view, click here.

Riding the Seattle streetcar

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Seattle Streetcar - Looking Out for Your Safety

South Lake Union Line Map

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