How to Ride
Getting around on TriMet is easy, thanks to our convenient trip-planning tools and fast contactless payment.
1 Plan your trip
To get started, visit the trimet.org homepage and select “Planner” to plan a trip. We’ll give you step-by-step directions, including when and where to catch your bus or train.
2Track your ride
Find out when your bus or train is coming with a real-time arrival countdown from TriMet’s TransitTracker™.
More ways to track your ride:
Signs at MAX stations
All TriMet MAX stations, and some bus stops, have electronic signs showing the next arrivals.
Call 503-238-7433 and follow the voice prompts for TransitTracker. It helps to have your Stop ID Number ready.
Text your Stop ID Number to 27299. You’ll instantly get a text back showing the next arrivals for that stop.
3Tap and go
To pay, tap the green Hop reader at the MAX/WES station or inside the bus every time you board. You can tap with your phone or contactless credit card to pay the $2.50 Adult fare. Or, tap with a Hop card, virtual Hop card or Hop ticket.
Masks are recommended on TriMet
Wearing a mask is optional on TriMet, but the public health authorities recommend wearing a mask in indoor settings, including public transit.
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