How do you use an orca?

The ORCA card is all you need to pay your fare on buses and trains in the Puget Sound region. After you load E-purse (electronic purse) value or a monthly pass on it, your ORCA card works like cash or a pass, automatically tracking the value of different fares and transfers so you don’t have to.

How do you tap an ORCA card?

Or, staff can tap your card on their handheld card reader. On a streetcar or Monorail: Tap on a station platform reader or on staff’s handheld reader before you board. On a train: Tap at the ORCA card reader on the station platform prior to boarding. Tap off when you exit so the correct fare is calculated.

Can I use ORCA card on ferry?

ORCA Options

ORCA is accepted on all services provided by Community Transit, Everett Transit, King County Metro, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit, Sound Transit, and Washington State Ferries, as well as on Monorail and Seattle Streetcar.

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How do I use my ORCA card on light rail?

How can I use my ORCA card on the Streetcar? Tap at the ORCA reader on the platform before you board. If the product on your ORCA card is not sufficient to cover the fare, you may buy a ticket at the vending machine with cash or credit card instead. These vending machines do not allow split payment with an ORCA card.

How do I know if my ORCA card is active?

Go to and choose Version 3. Enter card information and view transaction history. Or call 1-855-518-3789. If you check your ORCA card balance and your value is “pending”; you successfully transferred funds and the funds will load when you next tap your ORCA card on a bus.

How much does an unlimited ORCA card cost?

ORCA adult and youth cards cost $5*

If you are a frequent rider, you can add a regional monthly pass good for an unlimited number of trips on designated transit agencies during the valid calendar month. You can have E-purse and a monthly pass on the same ORCA card.

Does monorail take orca?

As of today, Oct. 7, ORCA cards can be used to pay for your monorail fare. … After a quick tap with a handheld reader, you’ll be able to board the monorail, which runs every 10 minutes between Westlake Station and the Seattle Center. You’ll travel 25 feet above ground (and traffic) for the two minute trip.

Can I load my ORCA card online?

You can add value to an ORCA card at, at Ticket Vending Machines, by phone at 888-988-6722, by mail, or at an ORCA customer service office.

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Can I transfer money from one ORCA card to another?

Can I transfer funds from one ORCA card to another ORCA card? Funds can NOT be transferred unless doing a replacement.

Does Orca card work on Amtrak?

Your ID/ORCA card can be used as fare on specific Amtrak trips between Seattle and Everett. … Rail Plus Trains are run by Amtrak Cascades and will only serve Sounder stations at King Street, Edmonds, and Everett (not Mukilteo) (see Sounder schedule).

Is there an ORCA card app?

Currently, riders pay cash, purchase tickets or use an ORCA card to ride transit. … Riders can simply use the app to purchase a Transit GO Ticket on an Apple, Android or Windows mobile device and show it to a transit operator, fare collector or fare inspector.

Does Seattle light rail go to airport?

Link light rail travels between UW Station and Sea-Tac Airport, making 13 stops along the way, including downtown Seattle. Link trains run every 6, 10 or 15 minutes depending on the time of day.

How much is a Orca card?

A youth ORCA card (6-18 years) requires proof of age (student ID, state ID or driver’s license, birth certificate or passport). Card cost is $5. A replacement card costs $5. A low income ORCA LIFT card requires photo ID and proof of income (household income less than 200% of federal poverty level).

Why is my ORCA card not working?

Why did my card stop working? It may be damaged or defective. Visit an ORCA customer service office so they can check. If the card is damaged, you’ll need to purchase a replacement card.

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Can I buy an ORCA card at Safeway?

Safeway 3532 172nd St NE • Mon-Sun: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Safeway 20500 Olympic Pl NE • Mon-Sun: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

How do I find out the balance on my Orca card?

How do I check my balance? Login to your My ORCA account or call ORCA Customer Service at 888-988-6722 / TTY: 711.