Buying tickets using a smartphone

Where to Buy Tickets and Passes

You can buy fares on your smartphone, at the grocery store, from a ticket machine or at the convenient locations listed below. Please note: Not all tickets and passes are available at every location.

On your iPhone or Android phone »

Our TriMet Tickets app lets you purchase and use tickets and passes instantly on your smartphone—anywhere, anytime. You can buy 2½-Hour Tickets, 1-Day Passes, 7-Day Passes, 14-Day Passes or 30-Day Passes. Use tickets and passes immediately or store them on your phone for future use. $5 minimum purchase required.

Online for delivery by mail »

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 2½-Hour Tickets in books of 10, unvalidated 1-Day Passes in books of 5, and calendar-month passes (1-Month Passes).

TriMet Ticket Office at Pioneer Courthouse Square »

Buy tickets or passes in person at our office downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square. The Ticket Office sells unvalidated 2½-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.

Grocery stores and other neighborhood ticket outlets »

You can buy fares at neighborhood ticket outlets in the Portland area, including most Fred Meyer, New Seasons and Safeway stores. Outlets sell unvalidated 2½-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

Ticket vending machines at MAX, WES and Streetcar stations »

Tickets and passes are available from the self-service ticket machines located at MAX, WES and Streetcar stations. MAX and WES machines sell 2½-Hour Tickets, 1-Day Passes, 7-Day Passes, 14-Day Passes and 30-Day Passes, pre-validated for immediate use. Streetcar machines sell TriMet 2½-Hour Tickets and Adult 1-Day Passes, as well as Streetcar-only 2½-Hour Tickets.

On the bus »

You can buy a 2½-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.


Get a monthly email reminder

We’ll send you an email reminder when the next month’s passes are available for sale from ticket outlets.