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Transit

Go ahead, relax. Someone else is driving! Our area’s extensive transit network makes traveling car-free a snap. Bellevue is served by King County Metro and Sound Transit buses. Sounder Commuter Rail and Link Light Rail connect to nearby transit hubs.

 

New to Transit?

Through our Try Transit program we’ll give you an ORCA card loaded with $25 in credit to help you get started.  We also provide custom commute assistance to help you navigate your trip. Just fill out this form.

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Maps and Information

There’s a map for that. Find transit options headed where you are, for when you want to get there.

 

Bus Maps and Schedules:

 

Rail Maps and Schedules:

 

Fare Information:

ORCA: One Regional Card for All

ORCA makes it easy. Use one card to travel with seven regional transit agencies: King County Metro, Sound Transit, Community Transit, Everett Transit, Pierce Transit, Kitsap Transit and the Washington State Ferries.

Just tap your ORCA card on the card reader to automatically deduct the correct fare and keep track of transfers. Purchase an ORCA card at a transit hub or at one of these retail locations.

New to Transit? Through our Try Transit program we’ll give you an ORCA card loaded with $25 in credit to help you get started. For more information visit our Try the Bus on Us request form.

Personalized Commute Assistance

Leave the planning to us. Use our Commute Assistance Request form to tell us your schedule and travel route, and we’ll create a customized commute plan for free — no commitment required.

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Apps and Technology


Using Bing Maps’s directions function with the transit tab selected gives step-by-step route directions for taking public transit to help plan your trip. The app will tell you where to get on and where to get off the bus. Bing Maps can also help you easily measure the distance of a route (which can be helpful when planning a walking or biking route).

Desktop version also available.

FindARide is a service of Hopelink that helps people with special mobility needs get around. Type information about your origin and destination, together with your accessibility needs, and the tool will display a list of transportation services. Details displayed include whether the service allows you to simply "show up and ride" or you need to reserve the service ahead of time.

Desktop/mobile-optimized only; app not available.

OneBusAway is a popular app that provides real-time arrival information for transit agencies in the Puget Sound region. It provides a map view of all transit stops. Tap on a stop to see which buses stop there, when any bus will arrive and when buses will arrive at the other stops on the route.

Roadify creates step-by-step directions to use transit. It includes live service advisories and tweets and comments from other riders.

Desktop version also available.

Purchase and redeem transit passes on your smartphone device. Works on the following services: King County Metro Transit buses and Metro Community Vans, King County Water Taxi, Sound Transit Link and Sounder, Seattle Streetcar and Monorail. You can download the app for Android, iPhone and Windows mobile devices and buy tickets directly using your credit or debit card. You can also buy tickets through Metro’s "Marketplace" site on your PC or desktop and have the tickets appear in the app on your mobile device.

Citymapper provides real-time transportation arrival times, trip planning, and maps to help you compare modal options for getting from A to B by transit, foot, bicycle, or ride hailing. It even includes times to get to and use the closed available dockless bike share bike. It can save trip information for quick reference and has a “meet me” feature to make sharing directions easy. The app also tracks calories burned, trees preserved, and money saved.

Desktop version also available.

Using Google Maps’s directions function with the transit tab selected gives step-by-step route directions for riding public transit. The app will tell you where to get on and off the bus, as well as time and distance for walking to and from transit stops. Google Maps can also help you easily measure the distance of a route (which can be helpful when planning a walking or biking route). Another feature is that you can program your route (via walk, bike, car or transit) through your Google account, for help monitoring your daily commute. The app will tell you when to leave the house on a given day as well as informing you of potential delays and suggesting alternate routes.

Desktop version also available.

Try the new and improved Puget Sound Trip Planner, it now includes upgraded accessibility features and a responsive design for mobile users, along with a list of other notable enhancements. Plan your transit trips around the Puget Sound region; the tool gives you step-by-step instructions for using transit to get from your trip’s start location to its end. The app version combines regional trip planning with real-time arrivals, and provides route and schedule information with map views. Includes bus, train, light rail, streetcar, ferry, water taxi and the Monorail.

Desktop version also available.

Transit provides trip planning with easily comparable route options and real-time bus location information. The app includes information on ride hailing (such as Uber and Lyft), carshare (Car2Go, available in Seattle) and bike share options, in addition to local transit agencies. Transit also provides step-by-step navigation, including alerts to pick up the pace if you're in danger of missing your bus!

VetsGO is a database of transportation services for veterans, service members and their families. Includes options for people with all types of mobility needs. Vets-Go has recently been integrated with Hopelink's FindARide platform.

Desktop/mobile-optimized only; app not available.

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Accessibility

Riding transit is a great option for people with special needs.

  • Seniors, people with disabilities and those on Medicare are eligible for Regional Reduced Fare Permits.
  • ORCA provides a discounted daily per-ride rate for riders with disabilities.
  • All public transit buses are outfitted with wheelchair ramps and compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • The Puget Sound Trip Planner (for transit trips) allows you to specify how far you’d like to walk and filter routes based on accessibility.
  • Service animals and personal care assistants ride with you for free on Sound Transit and King County Metro.
  • Access Transportation is a paratransit service that takes you anywhere a Metro bus, Seattle streetcar or Sound Transit light rail goes, at the time it is scheduled.
  • FindARide, a service of Hopelink, helps people with special mobility needs get around King County. Type information about your origin and destination, together with your accessibility needs, and the tool will display a list of transportation services.

Learn more by reading the Accessibility pages for King County Metro and Sound Transit, as well as the Easy Rider Collaborative resource page and the King County Mobility Coalition’s Accessible Travel Map.