Disability discounted fare

Find out how to qualify for discounted fares, including reduced passenger fares and discounts on vehicle and driver fares for people with disabilities.

People with disabilities may qualify for reduced passenger fares (half the regular passenger fare rate) on any Washington State Ferries route. Those who also require attendant care while traveling may obtain an endorsement to allow their attendant to travel free of charge.

Drivers with disabilities can also receive a discount on their vehicle and driver fares. Only the passenger portion of the vehicle and driver fare is discounted. The amount discounted for a round-trip vehicle and driver fare is equal to the amount discounted for a round-trip passenger ticket.

Reduced fare tickets

To request the reduced fare, present identification verifying disability eligibility to the ticket seller when purchasing a ticket.

Examples of identification forms accepted include, but are not limited to*:

  • ORCA Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP)
  • The identification card that is issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles with Accessible Parking Placards (NOT the placard itself)
  • Medicare Card
  • Seattle Flash Card
  • Washington State Ferries Disability Travel Permit (This permit is no longer issued by Washington State Ferries, but is still accepted for the discount)
  • Other regional transit ADA ID cards that identifies the holder of the card as a person with a disability

*ID cards that are not accepted include those issued by the Veteran’s Administration and the Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission. Nonresidents of Washington state may not have identification that is familiar to our staff, but this does not mean that it cannot be a valid form of ID.

ORCA Regional Reduced Fare Permit

Senior citizens and people with disabilities may ride the bus, train or ferry at a reduced rate with a valid Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP) ORCA card. Learn how to get an RRFP on the King County Metro website.

Once you have your ORCA RRFP, load a dollar value onto your card and each time you ride a ferry, the discounted fare (50 percent off passenger travel - no car/driver discount) will be taken off your card.

If you use many forms of public transportation, the ORCA RRFP is the most convenient way to receive the reduced-fare benefits of multiple systems within the region.

ADA Paratransit Identification Card

Ride paratransit (Dial-a-Ride) transportation within the greater Puget Sound region and nationally. Applications and cards are distributed by local transit agencies. Riders can travel and transfer among all transit agencies including WSF. We honor out-of-state paratransit ID cards. Attendant endorsement is available with this card.

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