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Types of fares

Senior/disabled fares

People 65 or older and people with disabilities can ride at a reduced rate with a Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP). An RRFP is given to you on an ORCA card.

When applying for an RRFP, be sure to bring proof of age (65+), a valid Medicare card or proof of qualifying condition. The permit will cost $3.

Learn if you qualify for reduced fares and where to get an RRFP.

Low-income fares (Link only) - Effective March 1, 2015

If you qualify for a low-income fare, you can ride Link for $1.50 with a reduced fare ORCA card, which is registered and issued to each user. Low-income fares do not apply to ST Express buses, Sounder trains or Tacoma Link.

Learn if you qualify for low-income fares and where to get a low-income ORCA card. 

Children (age 0-5)

Children under six ride free with a fare-paying passenger.

More about riding on buses and trains with children.

Youth fares (age 6-18)

Youths age six to 18 pay a reduced fare on Sound Transit services. You can buy a ticket from a ticket vending machine to ride Sounder or Link trains or pay your bus fare with cash.

You also can buy a youth ORCA card from your local pass sales outlet.

Where to get a youth ORCA card.

ST Express bus

ST Express bus

The cost to ride an ST Express bus is based on your fare type and how many zones or boundaries you cross.

More about ST Express bus fares.

Link light rail

Link light rail

The cost to ride Central Link light rail is based on your fare type and the distance you travel.

More about Central Link light rail fares.

Tacoma Link: Currently, all rides on Tacoma Link are free.

Sounder train

Sounder train

The cost to ride Sounder is based on your fare type and the distance you travel.

More about Sounder train fares.

Ride a Bike

Make biking part of the equation

Do you circle the parking lot looking for a space? Ride your bike to the bus or train, park it there or bring it on board. Save time, save gas and money.  More information >