Parking vouchers are required to receive discounted rates and can be picked up at the ticketing desk before you return to your vehicle.
Russell Investment Center Garage
Discounted Friday-Sunday only
Up to four hours of parking for $8
Located under the museum, the garage entrance is on Union Street between First and Second Avenues. This is an ADA-accessible garage with an elevator that will deposit you around the corner from the museum’s main entrance or inside the museum. When exiting the garage insert your voucher after your ticket for the discount to apply.
3rd and Stewart Garage
Up to four hours for $10
Over four hours, all hours revert to full price
The garage is located four blocks from SAM, on Stewart Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.
Drop-off areas for visitors with special needs are available near the Seattle Art Museum. See
Accessibility for more information.
The museum entrance is located on 1st Ave and Union St.
View the Seattle Art Museum in relation to the Olympic Sculpture Park and the Seattle Asian Art Museum
on this map.
Heading north: I-5 to Seneca St exit (#165), west on Seneca St to 1st Ave, and turn right (north) on 1st Ave. SAM will be on your right between Union and University Streets.
Heading south: I-5 to Union St exit (#165B), west (toward Puget Sound) on Union St to 1st Ave. SAM will be on your left between Union and University Streets.
From I-90: Heading west, merge onto I-5 North; take Madison St exit (#2C). Turn left on Madison and right on 1st Ave.
SAM will be on your right between Union and University Streets.
By Public Transit
Visit the Metro website for a complete guide to Seattle's transit system and a map of nearby bus stops.
Sound Transit Link Light Rail University Street Station exits onto 2nd Ave, one block east of SAM's entrances.
See the SDOT interactive bike map for all levels of riders. Multiple bike racks are available on-street and public racks can be accessed by ramp or elevator on Union between 1st and 2nd Avenue on the first parking level of the Russell Investment Center Garage.
Boats from West Seattle, Bremerton, and Bainbridge, Blake, Vashon, and Vancouver Islands disembark within walking distance from SAM.