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How do I get an ORCA card?

ORCA cards cost $5. Once you have a card, you can add between $5 and $300 on the card's E-purse or a monthly pass. There are many ways to get an ORCA card:

Online at

Phone: 1-888-988-6722 (TTY Relay: 711)

ORCA Regional Mail Center
MS TR-0108
201 S. Jackson St.
Seattle, WA 98104

Ticket vending machines at:

Retail outlets Once you have an ORCA card, you can load a pass or add value to your E-purse at a retail outlet. There are many retail outlets in the region. To find the nearest outlet, contact your local transit agency.

In King County call Metro (206) 553-3000 and TTY Relay: 711 or view
King County Metro Transit Pass Sales Outlets

In Pierce County call Pierce Transit (253) 581-8000 / TTY Relay: 711 or view
Pierce Transit Pass Sales Outlets

In Snohomish County, call (425) 348-2350 / TTY Relay: 711 or view
Community Transit Pass Sales Outlets

In the City of Everett call (425) 257-7777 / (425) 257-7778 TTY or view
Everett Transit Pass Sales Outlets

For more information about ORCA, visit or call 1-888-988-6722/TTY Relay 711 during regular business hours.


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How to use a ticket vending machine to buy an ORCA card, add value or a pass and more.

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Link Only: Starting March 1 2015, Sound Transit is implementing a discounted fare of $1.50 for qualified low-income Link riders. Riders will need an ORCA LIFT card to receive the discounted fare. King County Metro is running the program, visit their website for information on how to get an ORCA LIFT card.