Bus Fares & Passes | Community Transit

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.







ORCA LIFT/ Reduced Fares*
Monthly Pass

$90 - Adult
$45 - Reduced Fare 

(Applies on all 400 & 800 series routes.)

$153 - Adult
$72 - Reduced Fare

Bus Rapid Transit
$2.50FREE1.25$90 - Adult
$45 - Reduced Fare
DART Paratransit$2.50FREE$2.50

$90 - Adults and Reduced Fare

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


Fare Categories


  • Riding public transit is free to all youth, 18 and under.
  • Riders age 13-18 are encouraged to use an ORCA card if they have one. 
  • Riders age 0-12 do not need to present anything.

Get a Youth ORCA card:

Your ORCA card is your FREE Youth Transit Pass. Learn more about Free Youth Transit Pass.

  • Ask your school's main office
  • Go online to freeyouthtransitpass.com
  • Visit the RideStore at Lynnwood Transit Center or to Everett Station. Please bring proof of age or student status.

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.