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The FREE Waterfront Shuttle is operating today at 15 minute intervals. 

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2024 FREE WATERFRONT SHUTTLE FAQ

The 2024 route map is below on this page.  You can click on the links in the List of Stops below the map for a description and photo of each stop, including the address and nearby attractions.

Seattle is a very walkable city.  It’s a short jaunt between Pier 56 on the waterfront and Pike Place Market (5-10 minutes depending on if you are going uphill or downhill:-).

Shuttle stop locations can vary slightly from day to day.  Keep your eyes peeled for the shuttle stop signs – that’s where the shuttle will stop.  The shuttle stop signs look like this:

Daily starting Friday of Memorial Day weekend (May 24) through Labor Day (September 2), and maybe beyond.   See next FAQ.

We have received many comments and requests about extending the shuttle service beyond September and into October to match the cruise ship season.   We agree, but it’s a matter of funding, which we continue to seek for extending service.  If the shuttle service period is extended beyond Labor Day in 2024, then it will be announced at the top of this page and in this FAQ.

No.  There is no way to reserve.  It’s first come, first served.

A shuttle should pass most stops approximately every 15 minutes.  

Yes, if under control and within reason.  No elephants, please.

The next shuttle will come shortly.  Check out Live Tracking in the Rider Dashboard above to follow the next shuttle’s progress toward your stop.   

Yes, many restaurants, 16 along the waterfront alone.

The FREE Waterfront Shuttle stops on Alaskan Way in front of Pier 56 in the Southbound direction and in front of Copperworks (across the street from Pier 56) in the Northbound direction.   The Pioneer Square stop is also within walking distance of the ferry terminals.  These are the closest stops to the ferries. 

The FREE Waterfront Shuttle stops on Alaskan Way in front of Pier 56 in the Southbound direction and in front of Copperworks (across the street from Pier 56) in the Northbound direction.   This is the stop also for Pike Place Market.  It’s a 5-10 minute walk, depending on whether you are going uphill or downhill.  Don’t hesitate to ask the shuttle concierge at Pier 56 for directions.

 

Yes, if your ship is departing from the Bell Street Cruise Terminal at Pier 66.  It is a 3-4 block walk from Pier 56 or Pier 69. 

HOWEVER, if your cruise ship departs from Pier 91 at Smith Cove, then it would be a 1.5 mile walk from the shuttle stop at Pier 69.  You probably want to seek another solution such as a taxi or Uber.

No, the FREE Waterfront Shuttle does not pass by Seatac airport.

We recommend letting Sound Transit Light Rail whisk you from the airport into town. The train also stops at International Blvd 1 mile south of the airport (for Park & Ride).  The closest train stop to the FREE Waterfront Shuttle in Seattle is Pioneer Square.   Trains depart approximately every 10 minutes and take 34 minutes from Seatac to Seattle.

Yes.  There is no restriction on the size of luggage unless you are bringing steamer trunks and your horse and buggy with you.

Three shuttles operate to serve the route.

Two out of the three shuttles are ADA-compliant.

Please use the form below on this page.

More shuttle questions?  Feedback?  Click here

DINING ALONG THE WATERFRONT & SHUTTLE ROUTE

2024 FREE WATERFRONT SHUTTLE ROUTE MAP

2024 FREE WATERFRONT SHUTTLE STOPS

Click on any stop below for the address, a map, a photo, and a list of landmark attractions nearby.  Each shuttle does the southbound leg followed by the northbound leg for one continuous loop.

The FREE Waterfront Shuttle is Back!

Runs DAILY until September 2, 2024.

Hours: 10 AM - 8 PM

Frequency

Every 15 Minutes*

The FREE Waterfront Shuttle is scheduled to pass by each stop every 15 minutes. On some days, for example when there is a concert at Climate Pledge Arena and a baseball game at T-Mobile Park, this frequency may be more aspirational than practical. Thank you for your patience on occasions when traffic is slow or stalled.

*Give yourself enough time for delays and come prepared to walk. The young and brave may be able to rent a scooter.

Capacity

Shuttles 20+ Seats

The FREE Waterfront Shuttle can accommodate more than 20 people. Service animals are allowed. Two of the three shuttles are ADA Accessible. Shuttle drivers are friendly and knowleable, but they are not magicians. They follow the rules, including those about maximum capacity. There may be times when the shuttle is full due to high demand.

Be prepared for delays and wear good walking shoes just in case. The nimble and courageous may be able to rent an electric bike.

Stops

Look for the signs

Every stop is marked with a prominent blue and orange sign indicating FREE Waterfront Shuttle. The exact route and stop locations may vary slightly based on traffic, construction, and safety considerations. See route map and list of stops for places to hop on and off the shuttle.

Questions? Feedback? Please use the form below. We reply quickly.

The FREE Waterfront Shuttle is a Community Collaboration

Special Thanks to

King County

Friends of Waterfront Seattle

Alliance for Pioneer Square

Seattle Historic Waterfront Association

Your right to privacy is important to us.  In general, we do not collect personally identifiable information on this website.  If you submit a message to us on a form with your name or contact information, then we will only use it for its intended purpose.  We do sometimes use standard, off-the-shelf tracking cookies and code to coordinate campaigns or measure website activity.  Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.  Thank you!

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WATERFRONT DINING OPTIONS

Clam Chowder | Fine Dining | Seafood Specialists | Lunch | Breakfast | Casual Dining | Indoor Seating | Outdoor Seating | Counter Service | Private Dining & Groups | Olympic View Terraces & Patios | Kids Menus | Hot Dogs & Ice Cream | Baked Goods | Caffeine | TV Screens | Revolving | Brunch

– Clam Chowder –

Ivar’s Fish Bar on Pier 54 (menu)

Ivar’s Acres of Clams on Pier 54 (menu)

Elliott’s Oyster House on Pier 56 (menu)

The Crab Pot at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

Anthony’s Fish Bar on Pier 66 – open seasonally (menu)

Anthony’s Bell Street Diner on Pier 66 (menu)

Anthony’s Pier 66 – upstairs dining room (menu)

Six Seven at the Edgewater on Pier 67 (menu)

AQUA by El Gaucho on Pier 70 (menu)

– Fine Dining –

Ivar’s Acres of Clams on Pier 54 (menu)

Elliott’s Oyster House on Pier 56 (menu)

Anthony’s Pier 66 – upstairs dining room (menu)

Six Seven at the Edgewater on Pier 67 (menu)

AQUA by El Gaucho on Pier 70 (menu)

– Seafood Specialists –

Ivar’s Fish Bar on Pier 54 (menu)

Ivar’s Acres of Clams on Pier 54 (menu)

Elliott’s Oyster House on Pier 56 (menu)

The Crab Pot at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

Anthony’s Fish Bar on Pier 66 – open seasonally (menu)

Anthony’s Bell Street Diner on Pier 66 (menu)

Anthony’s Pier 66 – upstairs dining room (menu)

Six Seven at the Edgewater on Pier 67 (menu)

AQUA by El Gaucho on Pier 70 (menu)

– Lunch –

Ivar’s Fish Bar on Pier 54 (menu)

Ivar’s Acres of Clams on Pier 54 (menu)

Premier Meat Pies & Brews on Pier 54 (menu)

Great State Burger on Pier 54 (menu)

Skalka across from Pier 54 (menu)

Elliott’s Oyster House on Pier 56 (menu)

The Wing Dome on Pier 56 (menu)

The Crab Pot at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

Alaskan Sourdough Bakery at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

Anthony’s Fish Bar on Pier 66 – open seasonally (menu)

Anthony’s Bell Street Diner on Pier 66 (menu)

Six Seven at the Edgewater on Pier 67 (menu)

Pub 70 on Pier 70 (menu)

– Breakfast –

Great State Burger on Pier 54 (menu)

Skalka across from Pier 54 (menu)

Starbucks on Pier 55

Alaskan Sourdough Bakery at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

Hook & Plow at the Marriott across from Bell Harbor Marina

Cafe Opla across from Pier 66 (menu)

Six Seven at the Edgewater on Pier 67 (menu)

– Casual Dining –

Ivar’s Fish Bar on Pier 54 (menu)

Ivar’s Acres of Clams on Pier 54 (menu)

Premier Meat Pies & Brews on Pier 54 (menu)

Great State Burger on Pier 54 (menu)

Skalka across from Pier 54 (menu)

The Wing Dome on Pier 56 (menu)

Alaskan Sourdough Bakery at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

The Crab Pot at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

Anthony’s Fish Bar on Pier 66 – open seasonally (menu)

Anthony’s Bell Street Diner on Pier 66 (menu)

Pub 70 on Pier 70 (menu)

– Indoor Seating –

Ivar’s Acres of Clams on Pier 54 (menu)

Premier Meat Pies & Brews on Pier 54 (menu)

Great State Burger on Pier 54 (menu)

Skalka across from Pier 54 (menu)

Elliott’s Oyster House on Pier 56 (menu)

The Wing Dome on Pier 56 (menu)

Alaskan Sourdough Bakery at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

The Crab Pot at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

Anthony’s Bell Street Diner on Pier 66 (menu)

Anthony’s Pier 66 – upstairs dining room (menu)

Anthony’s Fish Bar on Pier 66 – open seasonally (menu)

Six Seven at the Edgewater on Pier 67 (menu)

AQUA by El Gaucho on Pier 70 (menu)

Pub 70 on Pier 70 (menu)

– Outdoor Seating –

Ivar’s Fish Bar on Pier 54 year-round (menu)

Ivar’s Acres of Clams on Pier 54 (menu)

Premier Meat Pies & Brews on Pier 54 (menu)

Great State Burger on Pier 54 (menu)

Elliott’s Oyster House on Pier 56 (menu)

The Wing Dome on Pier 56 (menu)

The Crab Pot at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

Anthony’s Bell Street Diner on Pier 66 (menu)

Anthony’s Fish Bar on Pier 66 – open seasonally (menu)

Anthony’s Pier 66 – upstairs dining room (menu)

Six Seven at the Edgewater on Pier 67 (menu)

AQUA by El Gaucho on Pier 70 (menu)

Pub 70 on Pier 70 (menu)

– Counter Service –

Ivar’s Fish Bar on Pier 54 (menu)

Premier Meat Pies & Brews on Pier 54 (menu)

Great State Burger on Pier 54 (menu)

Skalka across from Pier 54 (menu)

Starbucks on Pier 55

The Wing Dome on Pier 56 (menu)

Alaskan Sourdough Bakery at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

The Salmon Cooker at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57

Anthony’s Fish Bar on Pier 66 – open seasonally (menu)

Anthony’s Bell Street Diner on Pier 66 (menu)

– Private Dining & Groups –

Ivar’s Acres of Clams on Pier 54 (menu)

Diane’s Market Kitchen across from Pier 54 (menu)

Elliott’s Oyster House on Pier 56 (menu)

The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

Anthony’s Pier 66 – upstairs dining room (menu)

Six Seven at the Edgewater on Pier 67 (menu)

AQUA by El Gaucho on Pier 70 (menu)

– Olympic View Terraces & Patios –

Ivar’s Fish Bar on Pier 54 (menu)

Ivar’s Acres of Clams on Pier 54 (menu)

Premier Meat Pies & Brews on Pier 54 (menu)

Elliott’s Oyster House on Pier 56 (menu)

The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

The Crab Pot at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

Anthony’s Pier 66 – upstairs dining room (menu)

Six Seven at the Edgewater on Pier 67 (menu)

AQUA by El Gaucho on Pier 70 (menu)

Pub 70 on Pier 70 (menu)

– Kid Menus –

Ivar’s Acres of Clams on Pier 54 (menu)

Great State Burger on Pier 54 (menu)

The Wing Dome on Pier 56 (menu)

Anthony’s Bell Street Diner on Pier 66 (menu)

– Hot Dogs & Ice Cream –

The Frankfurter on Pier 55

The Creamery Ice Cream Shop at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57

– Baked Goods –

Skalka across from Pier 54 (menu)

Premier Meat Pies & Brews on Pier 54 (menu)

Starbucks on Pier 55

Alaskan Sourdough Bakery at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

Aquarium Café at Pier 59 (Seattle Aquarium)

The Brim Coffee Shop at the Edgewater on Pier 67

– Caffeine –

Starbucks on Pier 55

Alaskan Sourdough Bakery at Miner’s Landing on Pier 57 (menu)

Aquarium Café at Pier 59 (Seattle Aquarium)

Cafe Opla across from Pier 66 (menu)

The Brim Coffee Shop at the Edgewater on Pier 67

Uptown Espresso on Pier 70

– TV Screens –

The lounge at Ivar’s Acres of Clams on Pier 54 (menu)

The Wing Dome on Pier 56 (menu)

Pub 70 on Pier 70 (menu)

– Revolving –

Enjoy a meal served in your own private gondola with up to three other people as you rise 200 feet above Elliott Bay on the Seattle Great Wheel at Pier 57.

– Brunch –

Please see Breakfast & Lunch options above.