Guide: Luggage Storage in Seattle

Look here if you are looking for lockers and places to leave your luggage in Seattle:

If you love to travel, there’s nothing more annoying than carrying your luggage through the entire city. Well, maybe you like to carry it around – if not, this is LuggageHero’s guide on where to store your luggage when you are in the carefree and caffeinated city of Seattle.

Note: There are limited self-service lockers at most stations due to safety regulations that have emerged in the last couple of years. 


Luggage Storage at King Street Station

If you’re traveling to and from Seattle by Amtrak, luggage storage is available at King Street Station. If you have a valid ticket for the Amtrak, bags are stored at around $10 per day. Selected Amtrak stations in the US also offer luggage storage for customers who do not have a ticket for the train for a higher price. Not all Amtrak stations will allow luggage storage for individuals without a ticket to the Amtrak. We advise you to contact the station in order to get the latest update on this matter. For customers holding an Amtrak ticket, prices are listed below:

  • $10 for 24 hours per bag
  • Bicycle Boxes: $15 per box
  • Ski Bags: $3 per bag
  • Shipping Boxes: $5 per box

Smarte Carte

If you are an avid traveler you might have come across the name Smarte Carte before; they are among the most widely of recognized luggage carts (trolleys) at airports around the world. At Seattle Airport, Smarte Carte offers a Luggage Storage solution and a host of other services conveniently located at Sea-Tac Airport.

Smart Carte Luggage Storage


Port of Seattle has a new Valet service for travelers who are disembarking at Seattle and wish to enjoy their day luggage free before their onward flight. This complimentary luggage storage and move service is available on your cruise. There are some terms and conditions that apply to this service so be sure to check them out.

Port of Seattle; Port Valet

Now you are luggage free between your cruise and flight you are most likely looking for what to do in Seattle. Visit Seattle has a handy little guide on how to spend your time between your cruise and flight.

Visit Seattle


You might be lucky to stay in a hotel willing to store your bags. This is a great option if you need a little more time to look around the area where your hotel is located. If you want to explore places away from your hotel, it’s possible that some hotels will let you store your bags for a fee even if you are not a guest. However, it’s not all hotels that offer this service to people who are not staying at the hotel, but it never hurts to ask!

Green Tortoise Hostel offers luggage storage for noncustomers at $5.00 per day. Located: 105 Pike Street, Seattle, Wa
Open 24/7

Alternative: Luggage storage at museums and galleries

If you’re going to store luggage for more than just a few hours it’s sometimes cheaper to use self-storage facilities at museums and galleries. But please be aware of situation changes in Seattle that might influence whether or not luggage storage is offered. 

Below we’ve gathered a collection of our favorite museums and galleries in Seattle where you are sometimes welcome to store luggage. Call ahead if you want to be 100% sure. Please note that most museums and galleries do not offer any insurance on luggage storage. 

Bellevue Art Museum

The address is 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA

The opening hours are:
Wed – Sun 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Fridays until 8:00 pm
Mondays and Tuesdays closed
Bag storage is free for customers

Museum of Pop Culture

The address is 325 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA

The opening hours are:
10:00 am – 7:00 pm every day

The Museum of Flight

The address is 9404 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA

The opening hours are:
10:00 am – 5:00 pm every day

Seattle Children’s Museum

The address is 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA

The opening hours are:
Tues – Sun 10:00 am – 05:00 pm daily. Monday closed.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center

The address is 440 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA

The opening hours are:
Tues – Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Monday and Sundays closed.

Getting around Seattle

Seattle is one of America’s most walkable cities. Unfortunately, the weather can be a bit on the wet side in Seattle. To get around the city whilst keeping yourself dry, you have the traditional taxi services, but rideshare apps such as Uber, Lyft, and Via offer cheaper alternatives.

Seattle also has a fantastic public transit system,  that is able to get you to all the locations we have mentioned.

Being a very bike-friendly city, there are a series of bike share companies that you are able to use. Check out Jump, LimeBike and Lyft.

Why you should store your luggage

Sightseeing and attractions just aren’t the same with a suitcase in each hand and a backpack. This is the key reason why you should consider planning where to store your luggage while shopping and exploring the coffee culture of Seattle. 

Besides the struggling with unhandy suitcases, they also put a physical strain on you as you carry them around with you. Therefore, luggage storage is the perfect service for you! While storing your luggage in a safe place you’re able to enjoy your time in Seattle.