A Seattle streetcar

Get around town easily on the streetcar with the ORCA card

The Seattle Streetcar is an integral part of the overall transit and mobility network for Seattle. Using the streetcar also allows riders to connect to broader regional transportation networks via King Street Station, Westlake Station and Union Station.



A chart showing the different fares for riding the streetcar

*People 65 or older and people with disabilities can ride at a reduced rate with a Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP). An RRFP is given to you on an ORCA card. For more information on eligibility and how to obtain an RRFP, please click here.

+A Low Income Adult fare (ORCA LIFT) is available to adult riders with incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. Qualified riders are issued an ORCA card to pay their fare. Cash or paper tickets are not available for this fare category. More information can be found here or by calling (206) 553-3000.

#Day Passes are valid for an unlimited number of trips on the day of purchase, on Seattle Streetcar only. They can be purchased at the ticket vending machines at each station.

Advertising at a streetcar station

Ways to Pay

1. Buy a paper ticket at a pay station, located at each Streetcar station. Pay stations accept credit cards or coins. You can purchase up to five single-ride or day pass tickets in one transaction. Watch a short tutorial video on how to use the pay stations here.

2. Use an ORCA card. If you have an ORCA card, please tap your card at the yellow ORCA card reader located on each platform before getting on the streetcar. You do not need to tap your card again when you exit the train, at most stations; however, if you are boarding at Terry and Mercer northbound, you will need to tap your card when exiting at Lake Union Park or Fairview and Campus Drive. If you do not have an ORCA card and would like to purchase one, click here to find out how.

Seattle Streetcar at station


You can transfer to or from Link Light Rail, Metro Bus, or other participating services, if you paid your fare with an ORCA card. Please tap your ORCA card at the yellow ORCA card reader at the Streetcar station platform before boarding the Streetcar. Within an approximate 2-hour window, the value of your previous trip will transfer toward your next ride. Additional fare might be required.

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Bulk Tickets

Advance/bulk tickets can be purchased with all-day passes at $4.50 each. To arrange a bulk ticket purchase, please e-mail your request to seattle.streetcar@seattle.gov.