Link light rail fares

Link light rail travels between UW Station and Angle Lake Station, making 14 stops along the way, including downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. Link trains run every 6, 10 or 15 minutes depending on the time of day. Service is available from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 6 a.m. to midnight on Sunday and holidays. Adult fares range from $2.25 to $3.25 depending on how far you travel.

Day passes (round trip tickets) are twice the one-way fare and are valid for travel only on the date purchased, between the stations printed on the ticket.

One-way adult fares (age 19-64)

*Downtown Tunnel Stations include: Westlake, University St., Pioneer Square and International District

  UW Capitol Hill Downtown Tunnels Stations* Stadium  SODO Beacon Hill Mt. Baker Columbia City Othello Rainier Beach Tukwila Int'l SeaTac/ Airport Angle Lake
UW   $2.25 $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 $3.00 $3.25 $3.25
Capitol Hill $2.25   $2.25 $2.25 $2.25 $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $2.50   $3.00 $3.00 $3.00
Downtown Tunnels Stations* $2.50 $2.25 $2.25 $2.25 $2.25 $2.25 $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $3.00 $3.00 $3.00
Stadium $2.50 $2.25 $2.25   $2.25 $2.25 $2.25 $2.25 $2.50 $2.50 $2.75 $3.00 $3.00
SODO $2.50 $2.25 $2.25 $2.25   $2.25 $2.25 $2.25 $2.50 $2.50 $2.75 $2.75 $3.00
Beacon Hill $2.50 $2.50 $2.25 $2.25 $2.25   $2.25 $2.25 $2.50 $2.50 $2.75 $2.75 $3.00
Mt. Baker $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $2.25 $2.25 $2.25   $2.25 $2.25 $2.50 $2.75 $2.75 $3.00
Columbia City $2.75 $2.50 $2.50 $2.25 $2.25 $2.25 $2.25   $2.25 $2.25 $2.50 $2.75 $2.75
Othello $2.75 $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $2.25 $2.25   $2.50 $2.50 $2.75 $2.75
Rainier Beach $2.75 $2.75 $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 $2.25 $2.25   $2.50 $2.50 $2.75
Tukwila Int'l $3.00 $3.00 $3.00 $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 $2.50 $2.50 $2.50   $2.25 $2.50
SeaTac/Airport $3.25 $3.00 $3.00 $3.00 $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 $2.50 $2.25   $2.25
Angle Lake $3.25 $3.00 $3.00 $3.00 $3.00 $3.00 $3.00 $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 $2.50 $2.25  

 

Senior/disabled fares (age 65+ or qualifying disability)

All one-way senior/disabled Link fares are $1 for all trips. Riders 65+ and riders 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.

Learn more about the Regional Reduced Fare permit.

Youth fares (age 6-18)

All one-way youth Link fares are $1.50.

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

Low-income fares (ORCA LIFT)

If you qualify for a low-income fare, you can ride Link for $1.50 with an ORCA LIFT card, which is registered and issued to each user.

Learn if you qualify for an ORCA LIFT card and where to get one.

How to pay

Tickets must be purchased prior to boarding. Fares are distance based. 

Pay your Link fare with:

  • ORCA card - Tap ORCA before you enter the platform and after you get off the train.
  • Transferring between services is easy with the ORCA card. Transfer fare is calculated and applied automatically between services. When transferring from Link to Sounder train, keep in mind that Sounder train fares are distance based as well. Remember to tap on at your starting station and tap off at your end destination for both Link and Sounder to accurately calculate your total fare. When transferring to bus, you only need to tap your card once as you enter the bus. 
  • Ticket - Buy Link tickets from the station ticket machine with cash, Visa or MasterCard.
  • Transit Go Ticket app - download in the app store, set-up your account and buy tickets ahead of time. Activate your purchased tickets prior to boarding the train, and show your screen to the fare enforcement officer if asked.