Driving in for a cruise from Seattle and not sure where to park? We have all your options below.
If you’re sailing from Seattle, honestly 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 to set sail.
That means you’ll need a place to park your car. Unfortunately, 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. For example, you can spend $30 per day for Seattle cruise parking. That’s more expensive than popular ports like Miami, Port Canaveral, Galveston, and others.
Still you do have some options to choose from, including traditional lots located near the port, Seattle hotels with free parking, and airport parking.
Below, we cover all your options of where to park for a Seattle cruise.
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Official Parking for Port of Seattle (Pier 66 and Pier 91)
The Port of Seattle works with a third-party company to provide parking for cruises from Pier 66 and Pier 91.
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 the Magnolia Bridge from Pier 91 (shuttle provided to the pier) and a parking garage across Alaskan Way from Pier 66.
Parking costs $30 per day at Pier 66 for regular cars & trucks under 6’6″. Parking costs $29 per day for regular cars/trucks at Pier 91. With both lots you can get a discount of $1 per day if you book online ahead of time. This also reserves your spot.
Oversize vehicles cost $60 per day, but will have to park at the Pier 91 parking lot (you will get a taxi voucher back to Pier 66 if sailing from there). If arriving with an RV, you must reserve online ahead of time to guarantee your space.
Both lots offer 24/7 patrolling security. A skybridge connects the Pier 66 garage to the cruise terminal. There is a shuttle that operates for Pier 91. There are handicap-accessible parking spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
As for payment, you can book and pay online ahead of time. At the pier, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted.
- Cost: $30 per day (Pier 66) | $29 per day (Pier 91)
- Address: 9 Wall Street, Seattle WA, 98121 (Pier 66) | 2001 West Garfield St.
Seattle, WA 98119 (Pier 91)
- Website: https://www.cruiseseattleparking.com
Independent Parking Lots
This lot is located just north of Pier 91, very close to the official port parking. 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 about $27 per day (priced as $187 for a 7-day cruise), although prices do vary depending on the length of cruise. It is convenient in that there is 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.
Limited oversize vehicle parking is available priced at $245 for up to 30 feet (one week) and $286 for up to 40 feet.
There are also two options to park, with a more convenient VIP valet service at no additional charge. With this service you have to leave your keys, but on the plus side you are closer to the shuttle pick-up point.
If headed on a 14-day Alaskan cruise, this is one of your best options. The lot charges $240 for two weeks, or only about $17 per day. That’s a significant discount to parking at the official port parking lots.
- Cost: ~$27 per day (prices vary based on length of trip)
- Address: 1601 West Armory Way, Seattle, WA 98119
- Website: https://www.seattlecruiseparking.com
Seattle Airport Parking Lots
If you’re like us, you might be surprised at the 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 $10-15 per day near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
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. For reference, a Lyft ride from the airport to the cruise port runs about $35-50 each way or $70-100 roundtrip.
By the time you add this amount to the less expensive airport parking lots, it’s a wash with the added hassle of having to commute all the way to the airport to get your car.
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 — or at a discount — for the length of your trip. Fortunately, there are a number of hotels with parking packages, located both near the airport and near the cruise ports.
We have a full list of Seattle hotels with cruise parking here, as well as some suggestions below.
Warwick Seattle Hotel
Sitting just blocks from Pier 66 (and only a couple of miles from Pier 91), the Warwick is one of the few hotels in the downtown area that features a parking package. The hotel’s Park & Cruise package features parking for up to 14 days included with your hotel fare, along with breakfast (although the hotel rate is slightly more for this package). There is also a shuttle available to the cruise port, or an Uber/Lyft would only be a few bucks.
Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Seattle
Also located in the middle of everything, this hotel is just minutes from the ports. The Four Points offers a “Cruise and Park” package that includes a night’s stay and breakfast, as well as seven days parking for only $70. A shuttle to the port is also available for $10 per person. That parking rate is less than half the rate of the parking at the port.
For a full list of options, see our page here.
Map of Seattle Parking Lot Options
The map below shows the traditional parking lots near cruise terminal. Below, we have more details on each option.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there anywhere to park for free for my cruise?
Seattle is one of the hottest real estate markets and the ports also sit in a highly developed area. That means available space for parking is at a premium. The only way we know to find free parking is to stay at a hotel that will allow you to leave your car during your cruise. There are a number of hotels with cruise parking, but keep in mind that many will at least charge a small fee to park during your stay. You’ll also usually have to arrange transportation to the cruise port.
Are there parking discounts for disabled or veteran cruise passengers?
Ports in Florida and Texas often offer discounts to disabled passengers or veterans. Unfortunately, we have not seen this sort of discount offered in Seattle. It may come in the future, but isn’t available now that we know about.
Is my car going to be secure?
While there’s always risk in leaving your car unattended anywhere, the lots mentioned above have secured parking with security and/or fencing. We have not heard of passengers having issues with leaving their during their trips.
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.
What about parking an RV. We plan to drive across the country and need to find a place to park our pickup and trailer.
Yes, that’s available at Pier 91:
“RV/Oversize Vehicle parking is available: $50 per day for anything under 40 ft, $62 per day for all vehicle combinations over 40ft (RV parking MUST be reserved and prepaid on-line to guarantee a space)”
That sounds like one heck of a trip!