ORCA Cards

One Regional Card for All (ORCA)

The ORCA card is all you need to pay your fare on buses and trains in the Puget Sound region. After you load E-purse (electronic purse) value or a monthly pass on it, your ORCA card works like cash or a pass, automatically tracking the value of different fares and transfers so you don’t have to. Here are some popular links to information. You can pay cash or its even easier when you have an ORCA card.

How to get an ORCA card
If you work or volunteer in the U District and want to try transit, see our Commute to Work Planning page (LINK) for more details.

ORCA Business Passport 
ORCA Business Passport is a comprehensive, annual transportation program that is only available as an employer provided benefit.

Now there’s a more affordable way to get to work, school, shopping, day care or anywhere else you need to go. It’s ORCA LIFT, a new, reduced transit fare that can help you get more out of your public transportation system.

ORCA Regional Reduced Price Fair 
The Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP) entitles senior riders (age 65 or older), riders with a disability and Medicare card holders to reduced fares on the following public transportation systems in the Puget Sound region.

Lost your ORCA LIFT Card?
If your ORCA LIFT card is lost or stolen you will need to visit the King County Metro Customer Service at 2nd & Jackson. You will need to bring your photo ID and $5 for the replacement fee. Always make sure to register your ORCA card(s) online.

ORCA Youth Card 
Riding Metro gives you the freedom to go places and have fun with your friends. Ride together to the mall, meet up at a beach, or just hang out with your friends without bothering mom and dad for a ride.