How to ride Metro
At the bus stop, look for your route number on the bus stop sign. As the bus arrives, check the route number and destination above the front window. Enter the bus through the front door and pay your fare.
Seats in the front of the bus are reserved for elderly people and people with a disability.
You can pay to ride Metro buses with cash, a Metro transfer, a Metro ticket, or an ORCA card. You will need to tap your ORCA card, deposit exact fare or ticket in the farebox at the front of the bus or show the driver your transfer. Drivers do not carry money.
When the bus nears your destination, pull the cord above the window to let the driver know you want to get off.
Travelling is easier on buses light rail and trains when you use the ORCA card to pay your fare. The ORCA card can be an “E-Purse” onto which you load money to pay your fare. Or you can load a monthly bus pass which gives you unlimited riding for a month. You can buy an ORCA card at Metro’s customer service offices, at ticket vending machines at light rail stations, online at www.orcacard.com, or by phone at 1-888-988-6722. The ORCA card does not work until you add money or a monthly pass to it.
Need an interpreter?
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.