Sounder train fares
Paying your Amtrak Rail Plus fares
Amtrak does not accept Sounder day passes or single-trip tickets. To ride Rail Plus trains, you must have an ORCA card loaded with a monthly pass, an ORCA Passport card or pay regular Amtrak fares.
Paying your Amtrak Rail Plus fares with an ORCA Pass or ORCA Passport Card:
Confirm your pass is equal to one-way fare for travel (i.e., your ORCA pass covers $3.50 fare from King Street Station to Edmonds or $4.50 fare to Everett).
Before getting on the train, you must get a Rail Plus validation ticket from the ticket vending machines (TVMs) at the train station. Please follow these steps:
- Select your destination: select the group of stations that includes your destination. then select the specific station.
- Select the Amtrak RailPlus button that appears in the bottom right hand corner.
- Insert your ORCA pass or Passport card in the card reader.
- Pick up the Amtrak RailPlus ticket with a date, destination and ORCA card number from the tray below.
- To ride Amtrak RailPlus, show the conductors both the ORCA card and the validation ticket during fare inspection.
The TVMs will not print a Rail Plus validation ticket if you do not have the correct ORCA pass.