Coronavirus Message
With the likely continued spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, we understand that people may be feeling anxiety and concern about the safety of public transit; we take this very seriously. Here's what we're doing to help keep our customers and our employees healthy and safe.

Temporary service reductions begin Monday, March 30. Details at

Fares and Passes

You can pay your bus fare by cash or with an ORCA fare card. If you use cash, please have exact change as drivers cannot make change. Refunds are not given.


ServiceAdult (19-64)Youth (6-18)ORCA LIFT/ Reduced Fares*
Monthly Pass

$90 - Adult
$63 - Youth
$45 - Reduced Fare 

(Applies on all 400 & 800 series routes.)

$153 - Adult
$108 - Youth
$72 - Reduced Fare

Bus Rapid Transit
$2.50$1.751.25$90 - Adult
$63 - Youth
$45 - Reduced Fare
DART Paratransit$2.50$2.50$2.50

$90 - Adults, Youth and Reduced Fare

*ORCA LIFT Card or Regional Reduced Fare Permit
(Senior 65+/Disabled/Medicare) Required.


Fare Categories


  • Up to two children age 5 and under can ride free when a person responsible for them pays either a full or reduced fare for themselves.
  • Riders age 6-18 years of age qualify for a youth fare.
  • High school students may be asked to show identification when paying with cash.

To purchase a youth fare ORCA card:

  • The youth or their parent/guardian must go in person to the RideStore at Lynnwood Transit Center or to Everett Station
  • Please bring proof of age or student status
  • Once purchased, the ORCA Card can be reloaded by phone, online or at any ORCA Outlet.

ORCA Regional Reduced Fare: Senior (65+), Disabled, Medicare

  • ORCA Regional Reduced Fare Permits are available for those who qualify.
  • ORCA LIFT Reduced Fare is available for low income residents who qualify.

Read more here or ORCA Regional Reduced Fare Brochure and Application.


  • If you pay cash and you take more than one bus or train to get to your destination, you will have to pay full fare each time you board.
  • If you have an ORCA card, your transfer credit is automatically calculated based on the fare of your first trip. Simply tap your card on the second bus within the two-hour transfer period. 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 Transit 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.
  • See the "Who Takes My Ticket?" Chart for information on what passes and tickets are accepted by various transit agencies.