Ticket Machines

Ticket Machines

Fares from ticket machines at MAX and WES stations are valid on buses, MAX Light Rail, WES Commuter Rail and Portland Streetcar.

Ticket machines are switching to Hop

Starting mid-2018, ticket machines at MAX and WES stations will dispense 2½-hour and 1-day Hop tickets.

These are similar to traditional tickets: They are pre-validated (ready for immediate use), they’re available for Adult, Honored Citizen and Youth riders, and their prices haven’t changed.

The only difference is that Hop tickets must be tapped on a Hop reader every time you board or transfer.

Hop tickets can’t be reloaded or recycled. If you’re a regular rider, consider getting a Hop card or paying with your phone in order to make the most of Hop’s convenience and benefits.

Hop-branded ticket vending machine

How to use ticket machines

  1. Select the fare you want by pressing one of the buttons below the video screen. The amount you need to pay will be displayed on the screen.
  2. Insert payment. Most machines accept debit/credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover), coins (including $1 coins) and bills ($1, $5, $10 and $20). Machines labeled “Card Only” will only accept debit or credit cards. All WES ticket machines are card only.
  3. Collect your tickets and change from the tray at the bottom left.

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