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Types of fares

Adult fares (age 19-64)

Riders 19 to 64 pay a fare depending on type of trip and distance travelled. 

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+), or proof of a qualifying condition. The first RRFP card is free.

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

Youth fares (age 6-18)

Youths age six to 18 pay a reduced fare on Sound Transit services with an ORCA Youth card. 

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

Where to get a youth ORCA card.

Children (age 0-5)

Children age five and younger ride free with a fare-paying passenger.

More about riding on buses and trains with children.

Low-income fares

LIFT cards are now accepted on ST Express buses, Sounder and Link light rail trains. You need to qualify for an ORCA LIFT card.

Learn more about ORCA LIFT.