TriMet provides bus, light rail and commuter rail transit services in the Portland, Oregon, metro area. We connect people with their community, while easing traffic congestion and reducing air pollution—making the Portland area a better place to live. More
Unlimited rides on buses and trains for 2 hours
A 2-Hour Ticket lets you ride buses, MAX Light Rail, WES Commuter Rail and Portland Streetcar for up to 2 hours*.
- Valid for travel anywhere TriMet goes.
- When you validate (time-stamp) a ticket at a MAX or WES station, it is good for 2 hours. The expiration time is printed on the ticket.
- When you pay with an unvalidated ticket or with cash on the bus, the operator will give you a transfer receipt valid for at least 1 hour past the last scheduled stop or Downtown on weekdays or 2 hours past the last scheduled stop or Downtown on weekends—enough time to complete your trip. Learn more about transfer receipts
- Single tickets purchased from ticket machines come pre-validated for immediate use. You can also buy books of 10 unvalidated tickets for use any time.
Reduced fares for youth, students, seniors and people with disabilities
Youth ages 7-17, students in high school or pursuing a GED, seniors age 65 or older, Medicare members and people with mental or physical disabilities may qualify for discounted tickets. Learn more about reduced fares for Honored Citizens and Youth
How to use it
On the bus: If your ticket is already validated, just show your ticket to the operator and have a seat. Do not place validated tickets in the farebox. If your ticket is not validated, insert the ticket in the farebox when you board. The operator will give you a transfer receipt, which is valid for at least 1 hour past the last scheduled stop or Downtown on weekdays or 2 hours past the last scheduled stop or Downtown on weekends—enough time to complete your trip. Keep the transfer receipt as proof of payment.
On MAX: Stamp your ticket in one of the validators at the MAX station, if it's not already validated. Board MAX and make sure you keep your ticket with you in case a fare inspector asks to see proof of payment.
On WES: Stamp your ticket in one of the validators at the WES station, if it's not already validated. Board WES and have a seat. Be prepared to show the conductor your ticket. He/she may check your fare as you board, or after the train leaves the station.
On the Portland Streetcar: Board the Streetcar and stamp your ticket in the validator on board, if it's not already validated. Keep your ticket with you in case a fare inspector asks to see proof of payment. Note: A Streetcar-only 2-Hour Ticket is also available for $1 at Streetcar stations and on board.
Where to buy
- from neighborhood ticket outlets
- on board the bus (single tickets only)
- on board the Streetcar
- from ticket machines at MAX, WES and Streetcar stations (except LIFT)
- at the TriMet Ticket Office at Pioneer Courthouse Square
- online in the TriMet Store