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Effective: July 1, 2018

Adult

  • $2.75
    for Ages 19 to 64

Youth

  • $1.50
    for Ages 6 to 18

Children

  • FREE
    for Ages 5 and under*

ORCA Lift

  • $1.50
    Reduced Fare** (info)

RRFP Cardholders

  • $1.00
    Seniors or disabled (info)†

Access Transportation

  • $1.75
    ID Number Required‡

Notes:

* Up to 4 children (ages 5 and under) ride free with a fare-paying passenger.

** For income-qualified adult riders. Eligibility required. Must be stored on ORCA Card. See if you qualify.

† For seniors (age 65+), individuals with disabilities or Medicare Card holders. Must show a Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP).

‡ Paratransit service for persons whose disabilities prevent them from using regular bus service. Eligibility required. More about Access and how to apply.

Types of fares

  • ID Number Required‡

‡ Paratransit service for persons whose disabilities prevent them from using regular bus service. Eligibility required. More about Access and how to apply.

Available only for approved Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) participants with valid Access identification.

Accepted for fare payment by:

  • King County Metro buses
  • King County Water Taxi
  • Accessible Service vans
  • Seattle Center Monorail
  • Seattle Streetcar

And all Sound Transit service including:

  • Link light rail
  • Sounder
  • and Regional Express buses, including those operating in neighboring counties.
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  • Stored value on an ORCA card used in place of cash.

The value will automatically be used to supplement a pass if the fare for a trip is worth more than the pass value. When you pay with your E-purse, you will get a two-hour transfer credit*.

Accepted for fare payment by:

  • King County Metro buses
  • King County Water Taxi
  • Community Transit
  • Everett Transit
  • Kitsap Transit
  • Pierce Transit
  • Seattle Center Monorail
  • Seattle Streetcar
  • Sound Transit
  • Washington State Ferries

The E-purse cannot be used on Access Transportation.

*Two-hour transfers are not given or applicable on Washington State Ferries.

  • Accepted only on Metro buses

Paper transfers are provided for free on Metro buses when paying with cash, however they are not accepted by other transit systems (including Metro-operated Sound Transit buses). Metro works to ensure that paper transfers provide a two hour transfer window, however in some circumstances it may be slightly longer or shorter.

  • Income-qualified riders

Get where you need to go. Pay a lot less to get there.

Now there's a more affordable way to get to work, school, shopping, day care or anywhere else you need to go. It's ORCA LIFT, a new, reduced transit fare that can help you get more out of your public transportation system.

Accepted for fare payment by:

  • King County Metro buses
  • King County Water Taxi
  • Community Transit
  • Everett Transit
  • Kitsap Transit buses
  • Seattle Center Monorail
  • Seattle Streetcar
  • Sound Transit Link light rail
  • Sound Transit Regional Express buses
  • Sounder Trains
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Enjoy unlimited rides on the region's transit services for the day with the ORCA regional day pass. Two types of passes are available:

  • For fares up to $3.50
  • For fares up to $1.75

* Up to 4 children (ages 5 and under) ride free with a fare-paying passenger.

** For income-qualified adult riders. Eligibility required. Must be stored on ORCA Card. See if you qualify.

  • Regional day passes are loaded on ORCA cards.
  • Starts with first use and ends at 3 a.m. the next day.
  • Accepted for regular service on public buses, trains, streetcars and water taxis throughout the Central Puget Sound region.
  • Not valid on King County Metro Access, paratransit services, Kitsap Fast Ferries or Washington State Ferries. Not available for Autoload.
  • If the cost of your trip is more than $3.50 adult or $1.75 RRFP, youth or ORCA LIFT, pay the difference with E-purse stored on the ORCA card. On a bus, additional fare can also be paid with cash.
  • Can be purchased wherever ORCA cards are sold.
  • ORCA card is not included in price. ORCA cards cost $5 for adult and youth cards. ORCA RRFP cards are initially issued free of charge to senior riders (age 65+) and riders with a disability.
FAQ  Where to buy

A regional transit pass valid for unlimited rides in the valid month.

  • Held on your ORCA card
  • Accepted for regular service operated by King County Metro, King County Water Taxi, Community Transit, Everett Transit, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit, Seattle Center Monorail, Seattle Streetcar and Sound Transit.

The cost

Fare Value Monthly Cost
$0.50 $18.00
$0.75 $27.00
$1.00 $36.00
$1.25 $45.00
$1.50 $54.00
$1.75 $63.00
$2.00 $72.00
$2.25 $81.00
$2.50 $90.00
$2.75 $99.00
$3.00 $108.00
$3.25 $117.00
$3.50 $126.00
$3.75 $135.00
$4.00 $144.00
$4.25 $153.00
$4.50 $162.00
$4.75 $171.00
$5.00 $180.00
$5.25 $189.00
  • Eligibility required

The RRFP entitles senior riders (age 65+), riders with a disability and Medicare card holders to reduced fares on the following public transportation systems in the Puget Sound region:

  • King County Metro buses
  • King County Water Taxi
  • Community Transit
  • Everett Transit
  • Intercity Transit
  • Jefferson Transit
  • Kitsap Transit
  • Mason Transit
  • Pierce Transit
  • Seattle Center Monorail
  • Seattle Streetcar
  • Skagit Transit
  • Sound Transit
  • Washington State Ferries
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  • $99 off vanpool fare

A combination monthly pass valid for Metro Vanpool riders that provides unlimited rides on Metro buses and $99 towards your Vanpool fare. Pay your vanpool fare with check, ORCA Card or employer-provided vouchers.

The ORCA card is all you need to pay your fare on public transportation in the Puget Sound region. An ORCA card works like cash or a pass, and also lets you transfer between the bus, Link light rail, Sounder, Seattle streetcar, Seattle Center Monorail and the King County Water Taxi.

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