RapidRide D Line
Crown Hill to Ballard to Seattle Center West to Downtown Seattle
Metro’s RapidRide D Line brings the new world of bus rapid transit to the Ballard and Crown Hill areas. The D Line operates daily between Downtown Seattle, Uptown, Ballard and Crown Hill. Service is provided around the clock, with trips operating every 10 – 15 minutes during most times of the day.
Like all of Metro’s RapidRide lines, enjoy free Wi-Fi, hybrid-powered buses, real time bus arrival signs and off-board payment at stations, and more.
How to pay your fare
Use an ORCA card
At stations with ORCA card readers, tap your card at the reader and board through any door.
At other stops, enter through the front door of the bus and tap your card, just like a regular Metro bus.
Guidelines for paying off-board on E Line during peak periods (6 – 9 AM and 3 – 6 PM)
If you have a valid paper transfer (or non-ORCA pass), you also can enter through the two back doors. You don't need to go through the front door.
The paper transfer is your proof of payment. Keep it with you at all times when riding because a fare enforcement officer may ask to see it.
Cash or tickets
Enter through the front door, and pay your fare. If you're paying with cash, please have the exact fare ready; drivers do not carry change.
On RapidRide, the driver will always give you a paper transfer when paying with cash or using tickets. This transfer also acts as your proof of payment so keep it with you in case you need to show it to a fare enforcement officer.
Be prepared for fare inspections
If requested, show the fare enforcement officer your ORCA card or paper transfer for proof of payment. If you do not have proof of payment on RapidRide, you are subject to a citation and fine, RCW 35.58.580.More about fare enforcement (PDF in English and Español)