General Sounder Information

Things to Know About Riding Sounder


  • Where to Park
  • Bikes - You can also ride your bike to the train and board with it. Learn more about Sound Transit’s Rules of Conduct (PDF).
  • Schedules - In addition to the standard schedules, the Sounder also offers additional service to special events like Mariners games, Sounders FC games and the Races at Emerald Downs.
  • Fares and Passes
  • Using ORCA on the Sounder - Please note that Sound Transit may issue fines to riders who do not properly tap their ORCA (One Regional Card for All) card when riding the Sounder – be sure to tap at the beginning and end of every trip.
  • Regional Reduced Fair Permits
  • Wireless Internet - The Sounder has free wireless internet access on many train cars. Now you can take your work with you, or take care of personal business during your commute.
Don't Just Save, Win!
You can save some cash by riding the Sounder. Check out this calculator to see how much. Even better, if you log your trips in the Pierce Trips Calendar you can win great prizes.

Emergency Ride Home
If your employer partners with Pierce Transit and you use a smart commute option to get to work, you may be eligible for a free taxi ride home in case of an emergency.Visit Pierce Trips’ Emergency Ride Home page for more information or contact your Employee Transportation Coordinator.