Operated by Sound Transit, the Sounder is a commuter rail that services Lakewood to Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, Auburn, Kent, Tukwila, Downtown Seattle and Everett.
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You can park at a Sound Transit lot. You may need to apply for a permit to park in some of the lots. Discover parking lots and the best option for you at the Sound Transit parking information page.
Pay your fare with your ORCA card or use a credit card, debit card or cash at ticket machines located at all Link light rail and Sounder stations. You can also pay ahead on the Transit GO ticket app on your phone.
Yes! The following programs are available to help make riding the Sounder train affordable and accessible to all:
Regional Reduced Fare Permits are available to those who qualify, seniors and people with disabilities
ORCA LIFT cards are available to qualifying low-income adults
Youth under 18 ride free! Ages 6-18 will need a free card that can be requested through the ORCA website
There are plenty of reasons to take the Sounder train, including the positive impact to your wallet, your time, and the environment!
Save money on single occupancy vehicle expenses such as gas, maintenance, tolls, and insurance.
Save time by taking care of work or personal business during your commute.
Connect on the move with free WiFi on the train, in the tunnel and at underground stations.
Reduce your personal carbon footprint by lowering gas emissions.
Contribute to cleaner air, healthier communities and less traffic congestion by removing cars from the road.