Paying With a Contactless Credit/Debit Card
We accept any bankcard (Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express) showing the contactless symbol . Tap your card on the Hop reader as you board to instantly pay the $2.50 Adult fare.
How it works
Tap to board
Just tap your card on the Hop reader as you board to instantly pay the $2.50 Adult fare. The screen will show a confirmation that you paid your fare and you will hear an audible chime. You’re good to go!
Good for 2½ hours
Your fare is valid for 2½ hours, during which time you can board any combination of buses, MAX trains or Portland Streetcar to complete your trip.
You’ll automatically earn a Day Pass after paying for two trips in a day ($5) with the same card, which means you can ride as much as you want until the end of the service day (3 a.m.).
Tap every time
Remember to tap the Hop reader every time you board a bus or train (including when you transfer). You won’t necessarily be charged every time you tap, but your tap is your proof of payment. You’ll never pay more than $5 in a day, no matter how many times you tap.
You could save money with a Hop card
If you want to use reduced fares for seniors, youth, people with disabilities and people who qualify based on income, or if you ride frequently and you want to save money by earning Month Passes as you ride, you should get a Hop card.