Metro is proposing two options to simplify fares—and we’d like to hear what you think by May 5th.
ORCA services are not available at multiple QFC and Safeway stores. We are working to resolve this issue. Please contact ORCA customer service for more information.
The ORCA card is all you need to pay your fare on buses and trains in the Puget Sound region. After you load E-purse (electronic purse) value or a monthly pass on it, your ORCA card works like cash or a pass, automatically tracking the value of different fares and transfers so you don't have to.
ORCA adult and youth cards cost $5*
Once you have a card, you can add between $5 and $300 onto the card's E-purse, which works similarly to a pre-paid debit card and deducts the correct fare each time you tap. When the card's E-purse balance gets low, just add additional value.
If you are a frequent rider, you can add a regional monthly pass good for an unlimited number of trips on designated transit agencies during the valid calendar month.
You can have E-purse and a monthly pass on the same ORCA card. The E-purse can be used in combination with a pass in the event the pass value is less than the fare for a ride.
*ORCA cards such as those used for ORCA LIFT are free of charge. ORCA RRFP cards for seniors or people with disabilities cost $3.