Fares, Policy and Transfers

View our current fares here.

Local fares apply on all trips within Snohomish County, including service to Bothell and Aurora Village in Shoreline.

Commuter fares to King County are based on distance:

  • Customers who board "North/East" of Everett pay a higher fare for commutes into Seattle than customers who board in the "South/Everett" area.
  • Riders boarding in Seattle must pay the commuter fare for that route.

If you ride a commuter route within Snohomish county only, you are eligibe to pay local fare for that trip, but be sure to notify the driver before tapping your ORCA card-otherwise, the farebox will automatically charge the commuter rate.

Fare Policy

  1. When you pay with cash, please have the exact fare ready. Drivers do not make change.
  2. Community Transit collects fares on all trips.
  3. Passengers are not authorized to ride without paying their full fare.
  4. If you choose to ride without paying your fare, you do so at your own risk and you may be subject to a $124.00 fine (RCW 36.57A.230).


  • Community Transit does not give transfers to cash customers.
  • If you pay with cash and take more than one bus or train to get to your destination, you will have to pay full fare each time you board.
  • Paper transfers have been replaced by ORCA cards. ORCA gives you transfer credit for two hours after you first tap your card.

With ORCA, your transfer credit is automatically calculated based on the fare of your first trip. Simply tap your card on the second bus.

If the next trip you take has a higher fare, the ORCA reader will display the difference and either deduct it from the  "E-purse" value on your card or prompt you to pay the amount in cash.

King County Metro tickets and transfers are good on Metro buses only. Community Transit does not accept Metro tickets or transfers. If you use both systems, consider getting an ORCA card.