How Vanpool Fares Work - Shared Commute | Community Transit

How Vanpool Fares Work 

Your monthly fare covers everything — a comfortable and clean van, gas, insurance, maintenance, and a ride home in case of emergency. 

Monthly fares are determined by the following factors:

  • Average daily round-trip commute miles
  • Van size
  • Number of Vanpool riders


Note: The video above does not reflect the most current Vanpool requirements. As of August 1, 2022, Community Transit is lowering the ridership minimum to 3 people per vanpool. Also, if your vanpool is commuting three days a week or fewer, you may now purchase a 3-day fare beginning on Aug. 1.

Total Estimated Monthly Cost of Van:

Your Share:

Pay Your Vanpool Fare

Employer-paid options

Many local employers, such as UW and and Boeing, offer Vanpool subsidies. Check with your HR department or your Employee Transportation Coordinator to learn more about company benefits and subsidy options. Some riders may be able to use an employer-provided ORCA Business Passport to pay their fare as well.

Get Started

Whether you want to join a current Vanpool, start a new one, or just learn more about your options, we can help you get started.

Get Started with Vanpool