Get a card online, by mail or in person. Find more info HERE
Load value on ORCA to work like cash.
Use your ORCA card to access transit all over King County
How To Use ORCA card
Present your ORCA card to pay your fare
Cashier will tap your card with a handheld device and return it to you
Board Monorail! Be sure to present to cashier again for return trips.
Full ticket fare is required. Passengers are responsible for paying for fare differences that arise from difference in PugetPass value, transfer value from a different ORCA agency with a lower fare, or insufficient balance; payment of the remaining balance can be paid with ORCA E-purse or cash. Please note, ORCA transfers will be accepted. Paper transfers will not be accepted.
You can use your ORCA card on these regional transit systems:
Do you accept Debit/Credit Cards, or ORCA Cards?
In addition to cash, Seattle Center Monorail accepts debit/credit cards, ORCA card, Apple Pay, and Google Pay. There’s a $1.50 minimum purchase amount to pay by credit card. We accept ORCA transfers, but we will not accept paper transfers. You do not need exact change if you pay with cash.
Where can I use ORCA?
Use ORCA to pay for trips on: King County Metro buses, Seattle Center Monorail,King County Water Taxi, Community Transit, Everett Transit, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit, Sound Transit, and Washington State Ferries.
Do you accept transfers from other transit systems?
Seattle Center Monorail will accepts ORCA transfers, but the Monorail will not accept paper transfers. ORCA transfers are made electronically. If you use an ORCA card that is loaded with a bus pass or E-purse, you will get a two-hour transfer credit for the fare paid. Please note, credit does not apply for transfers to or from Washington State Ferries.
Passengers are responsible for paying for fare differences that arise from difference in PugetPass value or insufficient E-purse balance; payment of the remaining balance can be paid with ORCA E-purse or cash.
How much time might riders save by using an ORCA card?
ORCA cardholders cannot bypass the line. ORCA cardholders must present their ORCA card to the cashier as fare payment before entering the loading zone. If there is a line at the ticket booth, you must wait in the line. In some instances, a line manager may be present on the platform and will let you know if you can present your ORCA card to them to bypass the line.
Who can I contact if I have any problems with ORCA?
Metro’s Customer Service group can assist with most ORCA questions regarding functionality, navigation, ticket validation and payment issues. Please call 206-553-3000.
Tuesday September 7-Friday October 8: Seattle Center Monorail will be closed due to construction. Service will resume on Saturday October 9, 2021 at 11:00am. Read more
If you’d like to learn more about our COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more here.
**If you are completing work near the Seattle Monorail System along 5th Avenue (in close proximity to the trains and guideway), please contact us at least 48 hours ahead of time.**