Youth Ride Transit for Free on all Sound Transit and KC Metro Services

Release Date: August 17, 2022

Starting September 1, 2022, riders 18 and younger can take transit for free on King County Metro and Sound Transit Routes! Riders aged 13 and older are encouraged to show one of the following to the driver, if they have it:

  • Youth ORCA Card; OR
  • 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. Learn more about the free youth transit on Sound Transit's website and myORCA.