If you’re taking a cruise from Seattle, the best option is to have someone drop you off at the port. It’s faster, cheaper, and more convenient than having to park. We know, however, that’s not an option for everyone and thousands of people drive to the port every week.
That means you’ll need a place to park your car. With the cruise ports located near downtown Seattle, there aren’t many parking options for you to choose from. (Seattle park & cruise hotels do offer more choices.)
The lack of competition combined with expensive real estate mean that parking prices are some of the highest in the country.
Still you do have some options to choose from, including traditional lots located near the port, Seattle hotels with free parking, and airport parking.
Map of Seattle Parking Lots
The map below shows the traditional parking lots near cruise terminal. Below, we have more details on each option.
Republic Parking Northwest
This is the main parking service for the port and the one linked to by the port’s official website. Republic Parking Northwest offers two different parking areas. It has a large lot across Magnolia Bridge from Pier 91 and a parking garage across Alaskan Way from Pier 66.
Parking costs $20 per day at Pier 66 for regular cars & trucks under 6’6″. Oversized vehicles cost $27 per day, but will have to park at the Pier 91 parking lot (the company will provide a taxi voucher back to Pier 66). RV parking costs $35 per day and is also at Pier 91
Parking costs $26 per day for regular cars/trucks at Pier 91. We’re not sure why there is a such a price difference, but it is considerable. There is no extra charge for oversized vehicles. RV parking cost $36 per day.
Both lots offer 24/7 patrolling security and free shuttle service for you and your bags to the port. Prepay online to earn a $1 per day discount on your parking.
Cost: $20 | $26 per day (Pier 66 | Pier 91)
This lot is located just slightly north of Pier 91, within the confines of a National Guard armory base. Despite its location near this cruise terminal, it serves as parking for both Pier 91 and Pier 66. It’s located about two miles from Pier 66.
Parking costs $21 per day ($147 for a 7-day cruise). This makes it convenient in having one price no matter which cruise port you will sail from. There is also free shuttle that will drop you and your luggage off at the port of your choice. Space can be limited, so it’s suggested you make reservations online ahead of time.
Cost: $21 per day
If you’re like us, you might be surprised at the extra expense of parking your car while you cruise, especially when airport parking is considerably cheaper. We’ve found several airport lots that charge as little as $6-8 per day.
It’s tempting to consider these lots as a way to save some cash, but keep in mind the distance between the airport and the cruise port. Any money saved on parking will likely be eaten up by the cost of commuting to your ship (taxis charge a $40 flat rate between the airport and downtown Seattle).
Hotels with Cruise Parking
If you are staying in the area, contact your hotel to see if they will allow you to park your car for the length of your cruise. Sometimes you can stay only a single night and be allowed to park for free for the length of your trip. Here are more details on Seattle hotels with cruise parking.
More on Cruising From Seattle
Getting to the Port of Seattle — Transportation options from airports and the Seattle area to the cruise port. Everything you need to know to get to the port and start your vacation.
Dropping Off at the Port — Dropping off passengers? Not sure where to go once you get to the port? We have turn-by-turn directions to find your cruise terminal.
Seattle Cruise Hotels — Getting in late? Leaving early? Simply need a place to rest your head? We’ve rounded up the options for places to stay near the port.