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Share the ride with vanpool

Get five or more people together to share a commute schedule – and King County Metro will provide you with a van to use!


How vanpool works

  • 5-15 people decide on a schedule and share an agency-provided van
  • Fuel, maintenance, insurance and tolls are all covered
  • The shared monthly fare for the van depends on:
    • Length of commute trip
    • Number of people in the van
    • Number of van commutes per week
  • Many employers cover or partially cover their employees' vanpool fares and may also provide preferential or reduced-rate parking
    • If your company has the annual ORCA Passport product, your ORCA card covers 100% of the cost of your van.
  • The van is parked at the primary driver's home
  • Primary and backup drivers can use the van for personal use trips!
    • Up to 40 miles each month for free and even more for an additional fee
  • You can request a bike rack be installed on the van to connect you from a bike trip to your vanpool
  • VanPool riders are eligible for a reimbursable Guaranteed Ride Home by taxi, so you'll never be stranded in case of suddenly changing plans

How to join a vanpool

  • Look for existing vanpools through Choose Your Way Bellevue's free online ridematching service, powered by

How to start a new vanpool

Vanpool fare information