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Monorail Participating in Free Youth ORCA Rides on May 1, 2023

Black ORCA card being tapped at a yellow ORCA tapper displaying a green checkmark and the words Thank you

Free Youth ORCA Rides at Seattle Center Monorail

All Aboard!

Effective May 1, 2023: Youth (ages 6-18) with a valid Youth ORCA card will receive $0 fare upon tapping their card at Seattle Center Monorail. Youth without a valid Youth ORCA card must purchase a monorail ticket ($1.75/one-way) from a monorail ticket vending machine. Student IDs & verbal communication of age are not accepted for free youth ORCA fare.

How to Use ORCA at Seattle Center Monorail

  • For all ORCA cards, you only need to tap on (like a bus) and do not need to tap off
  • ORCA Lift and RRFP ORCA cards are accepted
  • Regional day passes purchased on an ORCA card are accepted
  • Transfers on an ORCA card are accepted – if your fare purchased within the 2 hour transfer period has a trip value less than $3.50, the difference must be paid through E-Purse.
  • ORCA PugetPass with a trip value of at least $3.50 are accepted – if your PugetPass trip value is less than $3.50, the difference must be paid through E-Purse.
  • Paper tickets/transfers are not accepted
  • As of May 14, 2022, the new ORCA system at all transit agencies only allows for one (1) ORCA card to be used per person
    • Regardless of E-Purse balance, all yellow ORCA readers only allow one tap per card.
    • Any additional people must purchase a monorail ticket or use their own ORCA card.

How to purchase a Youth ORCA card

Youth ORCA cards must be purchased online or at a transit agency customer service location. Seattle Center Monorail does not sell or renew Youth ORCA cards.

Buy Online: https://www.myorca.com/buy-online/

  • Online Card orders have an estimated delivery time of 5-10 business days of purchase. Orders are not processed on weekends or holidays. ORCA agencies are not responsible for delays in the US Postal Service
  • Proof of age documentation is required before adding to shopping cart.
    • K-12 student ID, state ID or driver’s license, birth certificate, or passport

Buy In-Person: ORCA Customer Service Locations

  • Must bring proof of age documentation in-person (listed above)
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