Check out the map above to see the "free ride area" which operates from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Otherwise, fares are collected with exact change. Most of our conference attendees will be traveling in "one zone." Our METRO system no longer sells all day passes.
Metro's Route 99 connects Seattle's International District (Chinatown), Pioneer Square, and First Avenue destinations including the Seattle Art Museum and Pike Place Market, and Elliott Bay waterfront attractions such as the Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle Aquarium, the trip to Tillicum Village and ferry services. Visit Metro Online for a route map and timetable of route 99.
Links for more information:
Ride Free Zone: http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/bus/ridefree.html
Fare information: http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/bus/fare/fare-info.html
Purchasing a ticket book in lieu of using cash all the time: http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/bus/fare/tickets.html
ORCA: Orca Cards are carried by people who use monthly passes, or load a "e purse" to ride the bus. Cost to buy an ORCA card is $5 from vending machines in the transit tunnel. Then you must load the card with cash or debit/credit card. (It might be just easier to pay cash)
Important Note: The SEATTLE MONORAIL is NOT part of the METRO bus system. It is privately operated. The monorail connects Seattle Center and Downtown's Westlake Center. This is cash only as well.