Transit


Get on the bus! SKC Trips can recommend transit routes to you. Want to try the bus, but not sure how it works? Search for a Transit Mentor in your area. These individuals have volunteered to help fellow riders learn how the system works and to help you have a successful bus commute!

Tips to have a successful transit experience:

  • Be willing to try a few different times at first. You may find the bus is very full at one point, but 15 minutes earlier or later might mean more comfort. Talk to your workplace about starting a bit earlier or later to accommodate an ideal transit time.
  • Be productive ... or not! With laptops and smartphones, this might be an excellent time to catch up on emails. Or, use this time to put the technology away and take out a book, or listen to a podcast while staring out the window.
  • App that trip. Try out an app, like OneBusAway or King County Metro Trip Planner, which give you real-time countdowns to when the next bus will arrive at your stop.
  • Be a good neighbor. If you see an elderly person, parent with young children, or individual with special needs, be a good neighbor and offer them a seat. Also leave space around you for others to sit.
  • Say hi to your driver when you board! Being kind to others will lead to you having a more enjoyable experience as well.
  • If you live in an area that does not have many bus connections, consider park and ride lots as an option. Save money on parking and avoid the stress of rush hour traffic.

TRANSIT PASS INFORMATION

ORCA Card

ORCA stands for One Regional Card for All! You can use it on Metro Transit Buses, Sound Transit Link Light Rail, Sound Transit Regional Express Buses, Sounder Train, Kitsap Transit Buses, Seattle Street Car and King County Water Taxis! The ORCA card is all you need to pay your fare on buses and trains in the Puget Sound region. Your ORCA card works like a pass, automatically tracking the value of different fares and transfers so you don’t have to. Instructions on using an ORCA card can be found on ORCAcard.com.

ORCA LIFT Card

ORCA LIFT provides a more affordable way to get to work, school, shopping, day care or anywhere else you need to go. Find out if you qualify for an ORCA LIFT reduced transit fare today.

Regional Reduced Fare Permit Card

The Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP) entitles senior riders (age 65 or older), riders with a disability, and Medicare card holders to reduced fares on public transportation in most of the Puget Sound region. Click here for more information.

TranBen Voucher

TranBen vouchers are distributed at some events to provide a means of re-loading your ORCA, ORCA LIFT, or RRFP card. Click here for instructions on how to load a TranBen voucher on to your card.

View suggested transit routes by clicking on the transit icon in your commute options results.

ADDITIONAL TRANSIT RESOURCES