Skip to main content
King County logo

Travel by bus, train, bike or share the ride

Riding the bus and train

Whether you're taking the bus, Sounder train, or a local shuttle, it's easy to plan your trip. Start with How to Ride Metro for tips on fares, boarding policies and routes. Use Metro's regional to plan your route, then get real-time bus arrival information from One Bus Away.

For local bus and train options

Check Kent Bus Routes, Sounder Rail service and South King County Park & Ride locations. Kent also offers two local shuttles:

  • The Circulating Shuttle (Routes 914, 916) a free shuttle running midday between East Hill and downtown
  • DART Route 913 running peak times between the Riverview and Lakes areas and in downtown at the Kent Station Transit Center.

Taking the train? Go to Sound Transit for details on the Regional Express Bus and Sounder Commuter Rail serving Kent Station. There you can also find out about Sounder train fares, how to pay and the Sounder train schedule.

Staying safe around the trains

Kent's tracks carry people and freight through our historic downtown. Please be alert when you're out and about and be sure to obey signs and signals.

Seniors and people with disabilities

For more options, see the section called "Accessible Services & other mobility options"

Paying your fare

To find the fare for a specific trip, look up current fares or use . You can pay as you enter the bus with the exact amount in cash, or by tapping your ORCA card. For a train trip, simply tap your ORCA card or buy a ticket at the station. Be sure to tap again when you get off, so you're charged only for the distance you rode.


An ORCA card makes boarding fast on buses, rail and ferries throughout Puget Sound. Plus, it's not just for frequent riders! Use it like cash with an "E-purse" to pay as you go, or add a pass for the months you ride regularly. A two-hour transfer is automatically included to other buses and trains.

Go to

Buy or add value to your ORCA card on the spot in Kent and throughout the region. Or get set up online. Youth, seniors, and people with disabilities can buy an ORCA card in person with proof of eligibility at any customer service office or ORCA To-Go van. Youth and seniors may also order by mail. Once you have an ORCA card, you can add value to it at select retail locations, ticket machines and customer service offices.

Ask your employer or school if ORCA is a benefit.

Biking and walking

Share it

Cruise along in the HOV lanes, save money, and reduce our region's traffic by sharing the ride to work, school or events. King County Metro Rideshare Operations can get you started carpooling or help out with your current carpool, vanpool or vanshare. helps you make a match!

Apps and tools

Accessible Services & other mobility options

The region's buses and trains are equipped with a lift or ramp for people who use a wheelchair, walker or have trouble with stairs.

Access Transportation

Metro's Access program provides van service to pre-qualified users whose temporary or permanent disability prevents them from using a regular bus.

Metro's Accessible Services office can help you with the details. Just call 206-263-3113 (or TTY statewide relay at 711) during weekday business hours or send an email

Ride, pedal and Walk It Kent - view a PDF Map

Need an interpreter?

Interpreters are available

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.

Customer services offices
Lost & found
Comment forms
Transit police