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
Where to Buy Tickets and Passes
You can buy TriMet fares at the locations listed below. Please note: Not all tickets and passes are available at every location.
Plan ahead and order tickets and passes online for delivery by mail. (There's a $2.50 handling/processing fee for each order.) You can buy unvalidated 2-Hour Tickets in books of 10, unvalidated 1-Day Passes in books of 5, and calendar-month passes (1-Month Passes).
You can buy fares at neighborhood ticket outlets in the Portland area, including most Albertsons, Fred Meyer and Safeway stores. Outlets sell unvalidated 2-Hour Tickets in books of 10, unvalidated 1-Day Passes in books of 5, and calendar-month passes (1-Month Passes). Find nearby ticket outlets on an interactive map
Tickets and passes are available from the self-service ticket machines located at MAX, WES and Streetcar stations. MAX and WES machines sell 2-Hour Tickets, 1-Day Passes, 7-Day Passes, 14-Day Passes and 30-Day Passes, pre-validated for immediate use. Streetcar machines sell TriMet 2-Hour Tickets and Adult 1-Day Passes, as well as Streetcar-only 2-Hour Tickets.
Buy tickets or passes in person at our office downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square. The Ticket Office sells unvalidated 2-Hour Tickets individually and in books of 10, unvalidated 1-Day Passes individually and in books of 5, and pre-validated 7-Day Passes, 14-Day Passes, 30-Day Passes, calendar-month passes (1-Month Passes) and 1-Year Passes.
You can buy a 2-Hour Ticket or 1-Day Pass on the bus. Just insert coins or bills (exact change only) into the farebox when you board. Note: Operators cannot give change.
At work or at school
Many Portland-area businesses and schools provide a subsidy for TriMet passes for their employees/students. High school students in the Portland Public School District can ride TriMet for free during the school year by showing their student ID.