Masks recommended on transit

Masks recommended on transit

Updated: 1:02pm, Wed. Sep. 7, 2022

Masks are optional on TriMet. However, the Multnomah County Health Department, the Oregon Health Authority and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend wearing a mask in indoor settings, including public transit. More

Fares

TriMet’s farecard is called Hop Fastpass® (or Hop for short). To pay, just tap the green Hop reader when you board. You can tap with your phone or contactless credit card to pay the $2.50 Adult fare. Or, if you ride frequently or qualify for reduced fares, get a Hop card.

Prices

The fare is the same for TriMet buses, MAX Light Rail and WES Commuter Rail. We offer reduced fares for seniors, youth, people with disabilities and people who qualify based on income.

Adult Fare

For ages 18–64

$2.50

2½ Hours

Ride free after spending:

$5

in a day

Day Pass

$100

in a calendar month

Month Pass

Honored Citizen Fare

Reduced Fare — Save up to 72%

For seniors age 65+, people on Medicare, people with disabilities, and people who qualify based on income

$1.25

2½ Hours

Ride free after spending:

$2.50

in a day

Day Pass

$28

in a calendar month

Month Pass

Proof of eligibility required when boarding

Youth Fare

Reduced Fare — Save up to 72%

For ages 7–17 and students in high school or pursuing a GED. Children 6 and under ride free with a paying passenger.

$1.25

2½ Hours

Ride free after spending:

$2.50

in a day

Day Pass

$28

in a calendar month

Month Pass

Proof of eligibility required when boarding for ages 15–17 and high school/GED

LIFT paratransit service

If you’re a registered LIFT customer, you can pay for your LIFT rides using a Photo ID Hop card. Learn more

C-Tran and Portland Streetcar logos

With your TriMet fare, you can also ride Portland Streetcar and C-TRAN Local/Regional buses at no additional charge. Transferring to certain premium services such as C-TRAN Express/C-VAN or TriMet LIFT may require an upgrade charge.

See all Hop fare types and prices

Hop Fastpass icon

Ways to pay

To pay, tap the green Hop reader at the MAX/WES station or inside the bus every time you board. You can tap with your phone or contactless credit card to pay the $2.50 Adult fare. Or, tap with a Hop card, virtual Hop card or Hop ticket.

 

phone with virtual bankcard

Phone (Credit/Debit)

Adult fare only

Tap your phone to pay with a credit/debit card in your mobile wallet using Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay. You’ll never pay more than a Day Pass ($5) in a day, no matter how many times you tap.

Apple Pay icon

Google Pay icon

Samsung Pay icon

How to pay with your phone using a credit/debit card

 

contactless bank card

Contactless Credit/Debit Card

Adult fare only

Tap with any credit/debit bankcard showing the contactless symbol contactless symbol. You’ll never pay more than a Day Pass ($5) in a day, no matter how many times you tap.

How to pay with a contactless credit/debit card

 

Adult Hop card

Hop Card

Adult Honored Citizen Youth

If you ride frequently, get a Hop card to save money as you ride and take advantage of reduced fares for seniors, youth, people with disabilities and people who qualify based on income. You’ll never pay more than a Day Pass in a day or a Month Pass in a month.

How to pay with a Hop card

 

virtual Hop card

Virtual Hop Card

Adult Honored Citizen Youth

Get all the benefits of a Hop card, right on your phone. Download the Hop app to add a virtual Hop card to your mobile wallet.

Note: At this time, only retail Adult, Honored Citizen and Youth Hop cards (those sold at grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies) can be added as virtual cards.

How to pay with your phone using a virtual Hop card

 

Paper Hop ticket

Paper Hop Ticket

Adult Honored Citizen Youth

You can buy a 2½-Hour or 1-Day Ticket from the Hop ticket machines at MAX and WES stations. Tap the ticket on the Hop reader before boarding. MAX ticket machines accept cards and cash.

How to pay with a paper Hop ticket

 

cash

Cash

Adult Honored Citizen Youth

On the bus, tell the operator whether you want a 2½-Hour or 1-Day ticket, then insert coins and bills into the farebox and grab your ticket from the printer on your right. On MAX, buy a ticket from the ticket machine at the station before boarding.

How to pay with cash on buses and MAX

 

Tip: Unlike buses, there are no Hop readers on board MAX or WES. Tap the Hop reader at the station before boarding the train.

ticket vending machine

Hop ticket machines at MAX and WES stations

You can buy 2½-Hour and 1-Day paper Hop tickets for Adult, Honored Citizen and Youth riders from the Hop ticket machines at MAX and WES stations.

  • MAX ticket machines accept credit/debit cards or cash. WES ticket machines accept cards only.
  • Hop tickets are single-use paper tickets with electronics inside, good for either 2½ hours or one day (valid until 3 a.m.). Tap the ticket on the Hop reader before boarding MAX, just like you would a plastic card.
  • Ticket machines can’t be used to buy or reload plastic Hop cards. But you can buy and reload cards in person at many convenient Hop retail locations, or reload using the Hop website, Hop app or 1-844-MYHOPCARD (694-6722).

How to pay with a paper Hop ticket

Hop Fastpass logo

How Hop works

 

Tap to board

When you first tap a Hop reader, the 2½-Hour fare is deducted from your account.

Good for 2½ hours

After you tap, you can board any combination of buses, trains or streetcars to complete your trip within 2½ hours. Remember to tap every time you board — your tap is your proof of payment. (You won’t be charged unless you tap again after 2½ hours, but you still need to tap to validate your fare.)

Day Passes

If you tap again after 2½ hours, you’ll be charged for a second fare. You’ll also automatically earn a Day Pass — which means you can ride as much as you want for the rest of the day until 3 a.m.

 

Checking fares

Fare inspectors randomly check for valid fare, so be ready to show your phone, credit card, Hop card or ticket if asked. They may ask to see ID for proof of eligibility if you’re using an Honored Citizen or Youth fare.

Ride a lot? Get a Hop card.

Do you ride frequently or qualify for reduced fares? With a Hop card, you can save money as you ride and enjoy other benefits, too.

Hop Fastpass cards

Reduced fares

Get a Hop card to unlock reduced fares (up to 72% off!) for seniors, youth, people with disabilities and people who qualify based on income.

Earn month passes

In addition to earning Day Passes after paying for two trips in a day, Hop cardholders also earn Month Passes: Once you’ve paid the equivalent of a Month Pass in a calendar month — $100 for Adult riders or $28 for Youth and Honored Citizens — the rest of your rides are free until the next month. Hop keeps track of how much you’ve already paid, so you always get the best fare.

Register for extra features

When you register your Hop card at myhopcard.com, your account balance is protected if you lose your card, and you can set up Auto-Load so you’re never stuck without fare.

Put it on your phone

Prefer to pay with your phone? Download the Hop app to add a virtual Hop card to your phone’s mobile wallet instead.

Note: At this time, only retail Adult, Honored Citizen and Youth Hop cards (those sold at grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies) can be added as virtual cards.