Compiled from King County and other sources.
King County Metro has launched Puget Sound’s first-ever mobile payment app! Now, transit riders can use their phones to purchase and redeem tickets without needing cash. This mobile payment system will work on King County Metro buses, King County Water Taxi, Seattle Streetcar and Sound Transit Link light rail and Sounder trains. Be aware that Sound Transit Express buses are not yet participating and that mobile payments will not transfer between agencies. Riders in need of an interagency day pass will still need to purchase one with an ORCA card for $8. However, users will still have a two-hour transfer window on Metro routes. Additionally, the app has the capability to store tickets, so users can buy tickets in bulk and activate multiple tickets simultaneously.
Download the app here.
- Metro will offer all of its standard ticket types
- King County Water Taxi will offer single fare tickets at the cash price (ORCA users would still get a discount)
- Sound Transit will offer day passes only on Link ($6.50) and Sounder ($11.50), priced at 2x the maximum fare.
- Sound Transit has decided not to extend mobile ticketing to ST Express at this time
For a complete list of available tickets on Metro, Sound Transit, Seattle Streetcar and KC Water Taxi check out this article by Seattle Transit Blog.
“We are customer driven, and feedback will help make this new tool even more effective at serving the needs of riders,” said Metro General Manager Rob Gannon.