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Types of fares


Adult:
age 19-64
Youth: age 6-18
Children: age 0-5 (ride free with paying passenger)
Senior or Disabled: age 65+ or qualifying disability

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How to pay
Pay for your ride on Sound Transit service using cash or an ORCA card. When riding the train, use cash, Visa or MasterCard to buy a ticket from the vending machine, or tap your ORCA card before you board. When riding the bus, you can use cash or tap ORCA. 

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Fare change proposal
The Sound Transit Board is considering fare changes including a low-income fare program and general fare increase.

Comment on proposed fare changes by Oct. 23, 2014 
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ST Express bus

ST Express bus fares are based on zones. Adult fares range from $2.50 to $3.50 depending on your trip.

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Central Link light rail

Central Link light rail fares are based on distance traveled. Adult fares range from $2 to $2.75 depending on how far you travel.

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Tacoma Link light rail

Currently, all rides on Tacoma Link are free, thanks to the Business Improvement Area of Tacoma. Read more here >>

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Sounder train

Sounder train fares are based on distance traveled. Fares range from $1.50 to $5.25 depending on how far you travel.

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ORCA cards & passes

Use the ORCA card to pay all your Sound Transit fares. Purchase an ORCA card from a ticket vending machine, online, by mail, or at a customer service office.

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