Sounder 2021 fare change

Sound Transit is considering reducing Sounder fares for our ORCA LIFT (low-income adult) passengers, youth (ages 6-18) and Regional Reduced Fare Permit holders (seniors age 65+ and riders with disabilities).

This reduction would make Sounder more accessible for these groups, and it would simplify Sound Transit's systemwide fare structure by bringing Sounder fares in line with Link light rail and ST Express bus fares for these passenger groups. The table below outlines our existing Sounder fares, which are based on distance traveled, and our proposed flat fares for these passengers. (We are not considering changes to regular adult fares.) If approved, changes would go into effect March 1, 2021.

Existing and proposed Sounder fares

  Current fares* Proposed fare
ORCA LIFT $2.50-$4.25 $1.50
Youth $2.50-$4.25 $1.50
Senior & disabled $1.50-$2.75 $1.00

*depending on distance traveled

Let us know what you think about these changes before Dec. 6, 2020.

Sounder is regional commuter rail

Map of Sounder service area

Sounder South trains (Lakewood/Tacoma–Seattle) make weekday round trips serving Lakewood, South Tacoma, Tacoma Dome, Puyallup, Sumner, Auburn, Kent, Tukwila and Seattle. Trains run during weekday peak hours with limited reverse commute and mid-day service. 

Sounder North trains (Everett–Seattle) make weekday round trips serving Everett, Mukilteo, Edmonds and Seattle. Trains run during weekday peak hours only. 

For Sounder schedules and to plan your trip, visit our trip planner.