BGI Pioneer Square
Coordinates (paste into any maps app): 47.600715, -122.331510
We are one-block east of Occidental Square and Grand Central Bakery, one block south of Smith Tower, three blocks north of the Seahawk’s Century Link Field, and directly across the street (to the east) from Waterfall Garden Park.
Getting to BGI by bus:
Most Metro lines pass near Pioneer Square. From the downtown tunnel or light rail, get off at the Pioneer Square Station and follow Yesler to 2nd Ave S. Turn left and continue straight for one block. We are in the triangle-shaped building in between the two forks of 2nd Ave S. Enter on the West side. For more personalized directions from your location, please visit metro.kingcounty.gov for trip itinerary information.
Getting to BGI by car:
- From the South of Seattle – Take I-5 north and get off at exit 164a for James street. Make a left onto James, and a left onto 2nd avenue.
- From the North of Seattle – Take I-5 south and get off at exit 165a for James street. Merge onto 6th avenue and stick with it until you make a right on Yesler. Then turn left onto 2nd avenue.
- From the East of Seattle – Take 90 west and merge onto I-5 north. Keep right at the fork and follow signs for the James street exit. Make a left onto James, and a left onto 2nd avenue.
- From the West of Seattle – Take any of the ferries to downtown Seattle. When you get off the ferry, stay to the right and go straight east onto Yesler way. Make a right onto 2nd avenue.
- Street parking is available all around Pioneer Square at a rate of $3.50 an hour with a 2-hour maximum.
- Street parking in Pioneer Square is free after 6pm, unless otherwise noted.
- Union Station Garage, 550 4th Ave S (4th Ave S & S Weller St)
- Merrill Place Garage, 76 S King St (1st Ave S & S King St)
- The Sinking Ship Garage, 515 2nd Ave (2nd Ave & Yesler Way)
- United Parking Garage, 400 4th Ave (4th Ave Below Yesler Way overpass)
- Butler Building Garage, 114 James St (2nd Ave & James St)
- United Parking Garage, 213 Cherry St (2nd Ave & Cherry St)
Surface Parking Lots:
- 615 1st Ave (1st Ave & Cherry St)
- 210 4th Ave S (4th Ave S & S Washington St)
- 305 1st Ave S (1st Ave S & S Main St)
- 300 2nd Ave S (2nd Ave S & S Main St)
- 202 Occidental Ave S (Occidental Ave S & S Main St