Dept. of Transportation
Metro Transit Division
King Street Center
201 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104
How to Ride Metro
Paying your Fare
When to pay
Beginning Sept. 29, 2012
You board and pay at the front door for every ride. This "pay on entry" system is also used on Sound Transit and Community Transit buses operating in King County.
The only exceptions are on Metro's RapidRide lines at stations with ORCA readers, ST's Link Light Rail and Sounder which allow boarding at all doors, and on morning Vashon Island service leaving the Fauntleroy ferry dock for downtown Seattle.
A sign on the farebox tells you what to pay.
Riders will be encouraged to exit through the rear doors whenever possible. People who need to, however, such as those with strollers or mobility devices, anyone needing a little extra time, or anyone who needs to let the driver know that they are removing a bike from the rack, can exit by the front door.
If you don't already have an ORCA card, now is a great time to get one to speed up boarding the bus and make it easier to transfer between all the modes of public transportation in the region. Check to see if your employer offers ORCA as a transportation benefit, or buy your own.
What to pay
Please have the exact fare ready; drivers do not carry change.
Effective Sept. 1, 2011 – Valid on King County Metro Transit
How to pay
To pay for your ride, use either the fare box or the ORCA card reader.