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.
Tap your ORCA card to activate E-purse added online or by phone. If you do not tap within 60 days, reactivate that E-purse by contacting ORCA customer service at 888-988-6722 or send an email.Close me
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.
If you are an infrequent rider, please be aware that E-purse added online or by phone is available to activate within 24-48 hours of your purchase. To activate you must tap your ORCA card. If you do not tap within 60 days, reactivate that E-purse by contacting ORCA customer service at 888-988-6722 or sending an email.
*Your first ORCA Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP) card (Disabled, Senior), and ORCA LIFT card is issued free of charge. Replacing a lost or stolen RRFP or LIFT card costs $3.