Youth

Who is it for?

Card type

Youth – fares and passes for free.
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Who is it for?

Customers 6-18 years old. Learn more about free youth transit. 

Card price

$0 new card / $0 replacement

Availability
Online
App
In Person
Phone
Mail

Adding fares to your ORCA card

There is no card fee for the first ORCA Youth card or any replacements starting September 2022 on most transit agencies.

Riders age 13 and older are encouraged to show one of the following to the driver, if they have it:

Youth ORCA Card

  • Please “tap” your card when you board. On Sound Transit light rail, please also “tap” when you exit.
  • If you kept the Youth ORCA card issued by your school during the 2021-22 academic year, it will continue to work through June 30, 2023.

Current High School or Middle School Student ID

Youth who do not have one of these can still ride for free.

In 2023 and beyond, youth will be directed to get a Free Youth Transit Pass that allows them to tap a card—or eventually their smartphone—to access transit across the region for free.

Youth Fares
Single
Day Pass
Monthly PugetPass
King County Metro
RapidRide Bus
DART Service
Community Ride
Ride Pingo to Transit
Via to Transit
Seattle Streetcar
Free
Free
Free
Monorail
$1.50
$4.00
$54.00
Water Taxi
– West Seattle – Seattle (Cash)
Free
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– West Seattle – Seattle (ORCA)
Free
Free
Free
– Vashon Island – Seattle (Cash)
Free
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– Vashon Island – Seattle (ORCA)
Free
Free
Free
Sound Transit
Link Light Rail
ST Express Bus
Sounder Train
Free
Free
Free
Tacoma Link Light Rail
Free
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Everett Transit
Free
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Community Transit
Local/Swift
Free
Free
Free
Commuter
Free
Free
Free
Swift Bus Rapid Transit
Free
Free
Free
DART Paratransit
Free
Free
Free
Pierce Transit
Local PT Service
Free
Free
Free
Youth Fares
Single
Regional Day Pass
Puget Pass
KT Monthly Pass
Kitsap Transit
Routed Buses & Local Foot Ferries
Free
Free
Free
Free
Fast Ferry Eastbound
Free
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Fast Ferry Westbound
Free
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Puget Pass
– Eastbound Only
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Free
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– Eastbound & Westbound
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Free
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KT Monthly Pass
– Fast Ferry Only
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Free
– Bus & Fast Ferry
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Free

How and where to apply?

Online

myORCA.com with proof of age.

If you have a Youth card through your school and need to register the card, you can do so here.

By mail

Print and complete the application form and mail it to the ORCA Regional Mail Center along with a copy of the youth’s proof of age. The physical ORCA card should arrive within 7-10 days. Call 206-553-3000 for assistance.

By phone

Call 888-988-6722 / TTY: 711, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m; closed weekends and holidays.

In person

Bring the youth or the youth’s proof of age documentation to the Metro Pass Sales Office. It is not necessary for youth to be present.

Proof of age

To prove age for youth 6 to 18 years of age, use one of the following:

  • Student ID
  • State ID or driver’s license
  • Birth certificate

Have questions? Call 206-553-3000 WA Relay: 711

Learn more about ORCA card programs

There’s a card for everyone.

View our program guide

Adults

ages 19-64

Check if your school or employer can help with costs

Adult ORCA
Full Cost

Youth

ages 6-18*

Check if your school can help with costs

Youth ORCA
Lower Cost

Low Income Households

See if you qualify
ORCA LIFT
Lower Cost

Seniors

ages 65+
Regional Reduced Fare Permit
Even Lower Cost

Disabilities or Medicare

Regional Reduced Fare Permit
Even Lower Cost

Certain State Benefit Programs

ABD, HEN, PWA, RCA, SSI, TANF, and SFA
Subsidized Annual Pass
No Cost