Keep your coins in your pocket
It is easy to use an ORCA card to pay your transit fare! Tap your ORCA
card on the card reader to automatically deduct the correct fare and keep track
of transfers. Using an ORCA card is also fast, which makes the boarding process
quicker for everyone.
ORCA cards work for seven regional transit agencies: King County Metro,
Sound Transit, Community Transit, Everett Transit, Pierce Transit, Kitsap
Transit and the Washington State Ferries.
New to riding the bus? Choose Your Way Bellevue wants to offer you an ORCA card pre-loaded with $25 to help you try transit*! If you haven't taken transit more than three times in the last 90 days, fill out our ORCA request form today! Please note, if you are already taking advantage of your employer's ORCA benefit, you are not eligible for this promotion.
*Available while supplies last. Limit one per person and one per email address.
Where to get an ORCA card
You can use a ticket vending machine at Bellevue Transit Center or one
hubs to buy or add value to a regular adult ORCA card. You can also buy and
add value to regular adult ORCA cards at any of these retail
locations, which include some QFC and
Safeway stores in Bellevue.
If you’d rather order your card online or by mail, use the links here.
ORCA options for individuals
Works like cash deducted from your ORCA card "wallet".
You can add value to your account by calling the ORCA call center (1-888-988-6722 TTY Relay: 711), online, at a ticket vending machine or at an ORCA retail locations.
If you add value online or by phone, make sure to do so 48 hours before you'll need to use your card - it can take that long to update your card with the funds.
If you don't tap your card within 60 days of adding value online or by phone, the system freezes your ORCA card. You can call the ORCA call center at the phone number above to have the value reactivated.
Seniors (age 65+), youth (age 6-18) and disabled riders can qualify for reduced fares with proof of age/proof of disability.
Lower-income riders can qualify for reduced fares through the ORCA Lift program.
Regional day passes
ORCA for employers: Are you an employer in Bellevue? Our team can help you determine the most cost-effective ORCA product based on your company's size and transit usage. Visit our ORCA for Employers page for more information on the ORCA Choice and ORCA Passport products.