RIDE THE STREETCAR
Frequently Asked Questions
Follow these easy steps to start riding the streetcar!
- Where is the nearest station?
See the Streetcar Routes map to find a station near you and near your destination.
When is the next streetcar coming?
Streetcars run every 10-15 minutes. You can check arrival times at the station or on-line. NextBus tells you when the next streetcar will arrive! For more information on streetcar schedules please click here.
- How much does it cost and how do I pay?
The adult single-ride fare is $2.25. For more information on fares please click here. You can purchase a paper ticket on the station platform before your trip using credit card or coin or you can use an ORCA card. You may transfer to Link or buses if you use your ORCA card only. Remember to tap your ORCA card on the yellow ORCA card reader at each station before boarding. Tap even if you are transferring from bus or light rail.
- Once I’m on how do I get off?
The streetcar does not automatically stop at every station. Press the yellow stop request strip to request your stop. The next stop is announced by audio and shown on a digital message display inside the streetcar.
- Can I ride if I have a bike, stroller or wheelchair?
Yes. If you are using a mobility device or a stroller, you can choose to press the blue button to deploy the bridge-plate that bridges the small gap between the streetcar and the platform. Bikes are allowed, space permitting, in the center section of the streetcars. Please use the bike racks, located in the center section of the First Hill streetcars and new South Lake Union streetcar, when available. If the racks are occupied or if you are on a South Lake Union streetcar without racks, please hold your bike upright while riding. For more information on streetcar accessibility please click here.