A healthier Metro is here.
To keep you safe while we keep you moving, we've made some big changes aboard King County Metro. Please explore this page for trip planning tools, how Metro is keeping you healthy, how to prepare for your next trip, how to use a contactless payment method like an ORCA card, and details on our all-day regional network of frequent transit service.
Your health is our number one priority. Metro’s daily disinfecting protocols, contactless payment options, and upgraded air filters will continue indefinitely.
Text for Departures
Find the next departure times of transit service by texting your stop ID to 62550. You will receive a return message with the next departure times or canceled trips at that stop. You can find your stop ID on the bus stop sign or in the Trip Planner tool.
Visit TripPlanner.kingcounty.gov. Select "Next Departures" and then enter a location address, intersection, or landmark. Trip Planner will display scheduled or predicted departure times and any canceled trips.
Check for route-specific alerts. Please note that these advisories do not include trip-level cancellations, changes, or delays.
Call us at 206-553-3000 WA Relay: 711
How Metro is keeping you safe
Guided by Public Health – Seattle & King County and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we’re doing everything we can to keep you as safe as possible, including:
Disinfecting every vehicle every day
Upgraded air filters
Here’s how to safely and efficiently use Metro:
Stay home when sick
Sign up for Transit Alerts
Pay with your ORCA card
Please follow all health and safety guidance to keep all of us moving forward together.
Tap your ORCA card for an easier and healthier way to pay your fare on transit in the Puget Sound region.
To find the best fare for you, please visit our Fares page or use our Eligibility Tool. Discounted fares are available for customers with lower incomes, passengers with disabilities, seniors, and youth. We offer enrollment either in-person or through our recently-launched Reduced Fare Portal.
Alternatively, you can acquire Transit GO Tickets through your mobile device. However, reduced fares are not available through Transit GO Tickets.
King County Metro’s all-day, frequent, regional network continues to welcome more riders to transit. After restoring 36 routes in October 2021, Metro made further improvements in March 2022. Updates include easier access to hospitals and schools, more night service in central and southeast Seattle, and some trip increases funded by the City of Seattle.
To keep our region moving, King County Metro never stopped during the pandemic. Whether you’re currently riding transit or you’re looking to return, we’re happy to welcome you aboard. Metro is your convenient, healthy, and sustainable option for appointments, classes, entertainment, shopping, work, and more. Our unchanging goal is to rebuild a stronger mobility agency that is safer, more equitable, and more sustainable than before. As we move forward together, our goal is for Metro to always be your first choice for mobility.
- "It's a great day to ride Metro" printable one-pager / poster
- "Es el día perfecto para viajar en Metro" printable one-pager / poster (Spanish)
- "Ready when you are: A healthier Metro is here" printable one-page / poster
- COVID-19 Response and Recovery Report (Oct. 2020)
- COVID-19 Response and Recovery Report Progress Update (March 2021)