Crossposted from Metro Matters
Now that Link light rail and our northeast Seattle and Capitol Hill bus changes are just around the corner, we’re hearing a lot of questions about how fares will work when using both buses and Link light rail to make trips. Having an ORCA card will be the easiest and cheapest way to pay.
This post will hopefully help you better understand how to navigate the Metro and Sound Transit system seamlessly, how ORCA can work for you, the different ways to get an ORCA card, and how to use it. We’ve created a few example riders who are updating their planned trips because of the new Link service. Read about their decisions in our next blog post and how to ride buses and trains together with ORCA in practical terms.