Make it easy on yourself with ORCA
|Per trip value||One month pass|
The ORCA card is all you need to pay your fare on Sound Transit buses and trains. You may also use the ORCA card on Community Transit, Everett Transit, King County Metro Transit, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit and Washington State Ferries.
There are different ways to pay fares using your ORCA card. You can:
Put money into your ORCA card E-purse
Put money in your card’s E-purse, which is used like cash to pay bus or train fares. The fare for your ride is subtracted from the E-purse so you pay as you go.
Buy a pass for your ORCA card
A monthly regional pass is good on Community Transit, Everett Transit, King County Metro Transit, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit buses and Sound Transit buses and trains.
You can choose from many different monthly passes. Buy a pass that has the per-trip value of the trip you usually take.
The pass is good for trips with fares up to the per-trip value of your pass. If the fare of any trip is more than your pass, you can pay the difference with your E-purse.
Passes are only good for one calendar month.
- A July pass is good July 1-31.
- If you buy the July monthly pass on July 13, the monthly pass is only good until July 31.
- The 14th of July is the last day to buy a July pass.
- You may buy an August pass beginning July 1, but the pass will be good starting August 1
Transfer buses and trains easily using ORCA
If you need more than one bus or train to get to your destination, the ORCA card automatically calculates the transfer.
Use your ORCA card for a specific transit agency
Some transit agencies sell products that cover multiple rides on their service only. Call during regular business hours for more information.
How to use a ticket vending machine to buy an ORCA card, add value or a pass and more.
Link Only: Starting March 1 2015, Sound Transit is implementing a discounted fare of $1.50 for qualified low-income Link riders. Riders will need an ORCA LIFT card to receive the discounted fare. King County Metro is running the program, visit their website for information on how to get an ORCA LIFT card.