Fares & Transfers

Cash Fares

Good any time of day! Place exact change in the farebox or use your ORCA Card. Order Today

Local PT Service (one ride) Adult: $2 Youth: $1 Discount Fare: $1
Local PT Service - All Day Pass Adult: $5 Youth: $2.50 Discount Fare: $2.50  
Monthly Regional Pass Adult $72 Youth $36 Discounted Fare $36


Pierce Transit's All Day Pass is very convenient - pay just once to ride all day until 2:59am (end of service day). It's good for unlimited rides on local Pierce Transit service only (not valid on SHUTTLE, Sound Transit, no other agencies' services.) This pass is available to purchase any day of the week, right on board the bus. The PT All Day Pass costs $5.00 for adults, $2.50 for Youth (ages 6-18), and $2.50 for Seniors or individuals with disabilities who show a valid Regional Reduced Fare Permit when boarding. Passengers using an ORCA card may load a Pierce Transit All Day Pass wherever ORCA cards are revalued.

ORCA Cards

ORCA smart cards simplify fares and transfers. You can use an ORCA Card like cash to pay your bus fare. The card has an Electronic Purse (E-Purse) that stores cash fare value. Your ORCA Card can be used for the fare that covers the trips you take most often. When you take a bus with a higher fare, just pay the difference with cash or E-purse. You can store value from $5 to $300 on your ORCA card.

Your monthly pass is loaded on an ORCA card (the card itself has a one-time $5 purchase fee), which can be purchased online, by phone (1-888-988-6722; TTY relay: 711) or in person at any Pierce Transit Bus Shop.


Paper transfers are no longer issued or accepted on Pierce Transit buses, as of December 8, 2014. However, transferring is easy with an ORCA card. Transfers are automatic with either a pass or E-purse on an ORCA card. Your transfer credit expires two hours after you first tap your card on board the bus. It is valid on or between Pierce Transit, Sound Transit, King County Metro, Kitsap Transit, Community Transit and Everett Transit.


PiercePay is the easy new way to pay for rides on Pierce Transit buses. You won’t need cash or exact change when you are ready to ride, just your smart phone or tablet. PiercePay is available through the Hopthru app, which is free and easy to set up.

You’ll be able to buy Pierce Transit passes and tickets anytime, anywhere. Getting started is as easy as 1-2-3!

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