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Travel by bus, train, bike or share the ride

Riding the bus and train

Whether you're taking the bus, Sounder train, or a local shuttle, it's easy to plan your trip. Start with How to Ride Metro for tips on fares, boarding policies and routes. Use Metro's regional to plan your route and find out the next departure times for a specified stop.

For local bus and train options

Check for SeaTac bus schedules and park & ride locations.

Taking the train? Find schedules, routing and fares for Link Light Rail or Sounder Commuter Rail. SeaTac’s nearest Sounder stations are Tukwila Sounder Station and Kent Sounder Station. (Link Light Rail service to Angle Lake station is planned to start in 2016.)

Stay informed

To stay informed about bus routes you ride, sign up for transit alerts. Some Metro service will be reduced or revised starting September 27, 2014 due to funding shortages. Find out more about the service reductions, as well as plans or policies that will shape Metro's service.

Seniors and people with disabilities

For more options, see the section called "Accessible Services & other mobility options"

Paying your fare

To find the fare for a specific trip, look up current fares or use . You can pay as you enter the bus with the exact amount in cash, or by tapping your ORCA card. For a train trip, simply tap your ORCA card or buy a ticket at the station. Be sure to tap again when you get off, so you're charged only for the distance you rode.

Why ORCA?

An ORCA card makes boarding fast on buses, rail and ferries throughout Puget Sound. Plus, it's not just for frequent riders! Use it like cash with an "E-purse" to pay as you go, or add a pass for the months you ride regularly. A two-hour transfer is automatically included to other buses and trains.

Go to OrcaCard.com

Buy or add value to your ORCA card on the spot and throughout the region. Or get set up online. Youth, seniors, and people with disabilities can buy an ORCA card in person with proof of eligibility at any customer service office or ORCA To-Go van. Youth and seniors may also order by mail. Once you have an ORCA card, you can add value to it at select retail locations, ticket machines and customer service offices.

Ask your employer or school if ORCA is a benefit.

Biking and walking

Share the ride

Cruise along in the HOV lanes, save money, and reduce our region's traffic by sharing the ride to work, school or events. King County Metro Rideshare Operations can get you started carpooling or help out with your current carpool, vanpool or vanshare. RideshareOnline.com helps you make a match!

Apps and tools

Accessible Services & other mobility options

The region's buses and trains are equipped with a lift or ramp for people who use a wheelchair, walker or have trouble with stairs.

Access Transportation

Metro's Access program provides van service to pre-qualified users whose temporary or permanent disability prevents them from using a regular bus.

Metro's Accessible Services office can help you with the details. Just call 206-263-3113 (or TTY statewide relay at 711) during weekday business hours or send an email

Hyde Shuttle

Tukwila and SeaTac seniors over 55 and residents with disabilities also may use the free Hyde Shuttle. Donations are accepted for rides to local destinations for appointments, groceries and other needs. For more information, call 206-727-6262 or see Sound Generations.

Need an interpreter?

Interpreters are available

If you require an interpreter, please call 206-553-3000 and select the interpreter option (Press 1) from the menu when prompted. Please let the Metro representative know which language is needed. It will take a moment but an interpreter, in the requested language, will join the call. Nearly 200 languages are covered by the translation line. Please note that interpreter calls may take longer.

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