There are 6 ways to get from Space Needle to Ballard Locks by bus, taxi, towncar or foot

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Line 33 bus  •  36 min

  1. Take the line 33 bus from 3rd Ave & Vine St to Gilman Ave W & 28th Pl W 33

$3

5 alternative options

Line 24 bus  •  38 min

  1. Take the line 24 bus from 3rd Ave & Vine St to 31st Ave W & W Jameson St 24 / ...

$3

Line 29 bus  •  54 min

  1. Take the line 29 bus from 1st Ave & Broad St to NW Market St & 28th Ave NW 29

$3

Taxi  •  9 min

  1. Take a taxi from Space Needle to Ballard Locks 5 miles

$30 - $45

Uber  •  9 min

  1. Take an Uber from Space Needle to Ballard Locks 5 miles

$11 - $16

Walk  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Walk from Space Needle to Ballard Locks 5.2 miles

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 3rd Ave & Vine St and arriving at Gilman Ave W & 28th Pl W. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 16 min.

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The distance between Space Needle and Ballard Locks is 4 miles.

The best way to get from Space Needle to Ballard Locks without a car is to line 33 bus which takes 36 min and costs .

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The line 33 bus from 3rd Ave & Vine St to Gilman Ave W & 28th Pl W takes 16 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Space Needle to Ballard Locks bus services, operated by King County Metro, depart from 3rd Ave & Vine St station.

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Space Needle to Ballard Locks bus services, operated by King County Metro, arrive at Gilman Ave W & 28th Pl W station.

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There are 630+ hotels available in Ballard Locks. Prices start at $108 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Space Needle to Ballard Locks.
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  • Distance: 3.9 miles
  • Duration: 36 min

What companies run services between Space Needle, WA, USA and Ballard Locks, WA, USA?

King County Metro operates a bus from Space Needle to Ballard Locks every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 16 min.

Bus operators
King County Metro
Phone
+1 206-553-3000
Website
kingcounty.gov
Bus from 3rd Ave & Vine St to Gilman Ave W & 28th Pl W
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
kingcounty.gov
Bus from 3rd Ave & Vine St to 31st Ave W & W Jameson St
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
kingcounty.gov
Bus from 1st Ave & Broad St to NW Market St & 28th Ave NW
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
kingcounty.gov
Other operators
Uber Seattle
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Space Needle to Ballard Locks
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$90
UberX
$11 - $16
WAV
$11 - $16
Taxi
$14 - $19
Select
$20 - $27
UberXL
$18 - $24
Black
$25 - $35
Black SUV
$30 - $45
Taxi from Space Needle to Ballard Locks
Ave. Duration
9 min
Estimated price
$30 - $45
STITA Taxi
Phone
+1 206-246-9999
Website
stitataxi.com
https://www.seattle.gov/
Phone
+1 206-386-1298
Website
seattle.gov
Seattle Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 206-622-6500
Website
seattleyellowcab.com
Jean's Taxi
Phone
+1 360-286-9462
Website
jeanstaxi.com

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