RIDE THE STREETCAR
* 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. For more information on eligibility and how to obtain an RRFP please click here.
+ A Low Income Adult fare (ORCA Lift) is available to adult riders with incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. To qualify, a household of four would have an annual household income at or below about $47,700, and an individual would have an income at or below about $23,340. Qualified riders are issued an ORCA card to pay their fare. Cash or paper tickets are not available for this fare category. The new low income fare program is called ORCA Lift and is managed by King County. More information is available on the King County Metro website or by calling (206) 553-3000.
# Day Passes are valid for an unlimited number of trips on the day of purchase on Seattle Streetcar only. They can be purchased at the ticket vending machines at each station.
Ways to Pay
You can pay your fare by...
- Buying a paper ticket at a pay station.
The pay stations located at each Streetcar station platform accept credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) or coins. You can purchase up to 5 single ride or day pass tickets in one transaction. Click here for a short tutorial on how to use the pay stations.
- Using your ORCA Card.
Please tap your ORCA card at the yellow ORCA card reader located on each platform before getting on the streetcar. You do not need to tap a second time when you exit the train. Note, if you are boarding at Terry and Mercer northbound, you will need to tap your card when exiting at Lake Union Park or Fairview and Campus Drive.
To find out more about how to buy ORCA cards click here.
You can transfer to or from Link Light Rail, Metro Bus, or other participating services if you paid your fare with an ORCA card. Please tap your ORCA card at the yellow ORCA card reader at the Streetcar station platform before boarding. Within an approximate 2-hour window, the value of your previous trip will transfer toward your next ride. Additional fare might be required.
Advanced/bulk ticket purchases can also be accommodated, for purchase of all-day passes at $4.50 each. To arrange a bulk ticket purchase, please e-mail your request to .