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 updated trip information, what Metro is doing to keep you healthy, and how to best prepare for your next ride.
What does the “Healthy Washington—Roadmap to Recovery” plan mean for your ride on Metro?
- Masks are required
- Mask dispensers installed fleet-wide
- Reduced or suspended service on some routes
- Passenger limits and blocked off seats to support physical distancing
- Daily disinfecting of every bus, boat, and vehicle
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.
In Trip Planner, select "Next Departures," then enter a location address, intersection, or landmark and select the desired location from the map or drop-down list. Trip planner results 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
Sending more buses for busy routes
Response and recovery
We’re committed to continuous improvement and are constantly developing and implementing new innovations to improve your transit experience. For an even closer look at Metro’s recovery, please read through our comprehensive COVID-19 Response and Recovery Reports.
Here’s how to safely and efficiently use Metro:
Wear a mask
Stay home when sick
Maintain physical distance
Avoid closed areas
Sign up for Transit Alerts
Pay with your ORCA card
Always wearing a mask and following other health and safety guidance will 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.
Visit the “Where to buy” page to learn how to acquire an ORCA card online or in-person. Metro’s Pass Sales Office is also open to assist customers needing in-person help getting ORCA cards and reloading their E-purses.
You can also acquire Transit GO Tickets through your mobile device. Reduced fares are not available through Transit Go Tickets.
Metro is dedicated to safety, equity, and sustainability. These values guided our response during the pandemic and are the foundation of our recovery.
Metro remains committed to ensuring that everyone has accessible, affordable mobility and to prioritizing communities of greatest need. Even as we take on the challenges of a pandemic, reduced budget revenues, and a national reckoning on racial justice, our unchanging goal is to rebuild a stronger mobility agency that is safer, more equitable, and more sustainable than before.