Getting here

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Pier 59 against a cloudy sky

1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59
Seattle, WA 98101-2015
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Driving directions: from I-5 North

  • Take the Madison St./Convention Place exit.
  • Stay straight to go onto 7th Ave.
  • Take the first left onto Madison St.
  • Turn right onto Alaskan Way.
  • 1483 Alaskan Way Pier 59 is on the left.

Driving directions: from I-5 South

  • Take Union St. exit, exit 165B.
  • Stay straight to go onto Union St.
  • Turn left onto 5th Ave.
  • Turn right onto Madison St.
  • Turn right onto Alaskan Way.
  • 1483 Alaskan Way Pier 59 is on the left.

The SR 99 tunnel has created new pathways to and from the downtown waterfront. Learn more about these changes on WSDOT website or visit our Important Information section below.


1. Pike Place Market Parking Garage

1531 Western Ave., Seattle, WA 98101

1901 Western Ave., Seattle, 98101

1530 Alaskan Way, Seattle, 98101 (closing November 1, 2020 due to construction)

6am-6pm, daily

Two parking garages and over 800 parking stalls. Accessible parking and elevator available.

To redeem free parking vouchers:

  1. When exiting the garage, insert entry ticket followed by voucher in the same slot. 
  2. Vouchers are good for up to three hours of free parking; if more than three hours is owed, the difference can be paid via credit/debit card using the same slot. 
  3. The Seattle Aquarium is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. 
  4. Must be visiting the Seattle Aquarium in order to receive a free parking voucher from the Aquarium.


2. Republic Parking Hillclimb Garage

1422 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101

(206) 622-7672

Monday-Friday, 6am-6pm

Saturday-Sunday, 9:30am-6pm

Accessible parking available

3. Metered

Limited four-hour metered parking is available along Alaskan Way. Note: as of July 13, 2020, the rate for metered parking is 50 cents per hour every day except Sunday, when metered parking is free.

Wondering where to park on Seattle’s Waterfront or in Pioneer Square? Visit to locate a $3-$4/hour space near your destination!

King County Transit with Seattle Aquarium conservation messaging billboard

Public transportation

The Seattle Aquarium encourages visitors to consider climate-friendly choices for your next visit. Metro Transit offers many bus routes to take you within a 15-minute walk of the Aquarium. Visit King County's website to plan your trip on public transportation.

Important Information

SR 99 tunnel now open

The SR 99 tunnel has made getting to and from Seattle via SR 99 a very different experience than it once was. To help drivers navigate the changes the tunnel brings, click on the links below for videos from the Washington State Department of Transportation to see the new driving routes.