Swift is a different kind of bus service that is designed to get you there fast. Swift bus rapid transit is the easy, convenient way to get around Snohomish County.
On Swift, you pay your fare at the station before you board to keep the bus moving quickly. You can pay for your ride on Swift with cash or a credit card. If you ride often, getting an ORCA card makes it even quicker to pay and board.Plan Your Trip
Swift fares are the same as other Community Transit buses:
There are two payment options for riding Swift:
ORCA Smart Card is a great way to pay your fare since only ORCA automatically gives you a two hour transfer to other buses. There are two ORCA card readers, one at each end of the station platform. Just tap your card and hop on! Learn more about ORCA.
If you're paying with cash or credit card, follow the directions on the ticket vending machine by pressing the green "Start" button. The machine accepts $1 and $5 bills but does not give change. Tickets are valid only on Swift and are good until the expiration time shown (90 minutes). If the ticket expires before you finish your trip, you'll need to buy another ticket. Make sure to keep your ticket as proof of payment.
Swift transfers work differently depending on your fare:
You don't need to show the bus driver your ticket, but please keep your ticket for proof of payment. You may be asked to show proof of payment by Transit Police or one of our Service Ambassadors. They routinely board Swift to randomly check that riders have paid their fares. You will recognize our Service Ambassadors in Community Transit uniforms. They are also happy to answer any questions you may have, so don't be shy!