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Effective September 1, Youth fares have gone down. More

Youth Tickets and Passes

For youth 7–17 and high school/GED students

Reduced fares are available to youth ages 7-17 and students in high school (grades 9–12) or pursuing a GED (General Educational Development) certificate.

  • Youth fares are valid for unlimited rides on buses, MAX Light Rail, WES Commuter Rail and Portland Streetcar.
  • Select "Youth" when purchasing your fare.
  • Children 6 and under ride for free with a paying passenger.

Proof of eligibility required

Students in grades 9–12 (or pursuing a GED) and youth ages 15–17 must show proof of age or student status when boarding a bus or when requested by a fare inspector.

Note: A TriMet-issued ID card is required to prove GED student status. Contact your GED program administrator for more information.

Portland Public Schools High School Student Pass

High school students in the Portland Public School District can ride TriMet for free during the school year by showing their student ID.

Unlike other school districts, Portland Public Schools does not provide regular yellow school bus service. The Student Pass program is a partnership between TriMet, the school district and the City of Portland.

Note: The Portland Public Schools Student Pass is not valid on C-TRAN.

College students

College students may be eligible for a free or discounted transit pass from their college/university. Check with your school's transportation coordinator to see if they provide this student benefit.