Paying With a Hop Card
How it works
You can get a Hop card and load money on it at Fred Meyer, Safeway and New Seasons stores. You can use a credit/debit card or cash to load your card. A Hop card costs $3, and there’s a $5 minimum load. Learn more about loading money on your Hop card.
Tap to board
Tap your card on the green Hop reader as you board. The screen will show a confirmation that you paid your fare and you will hear an audible chime. You’re good to go!
Your fare is good for 2½ hours. If you tap again after 2½ hours, you’ll be charged for a second fare. You’ll also automatically earn a Day Pass, which means you can ride as much as you want until the end of the service day (3 a.m.).
After paying the equivalent of a Month Pass in a calendar month ($100 for Adult riders or $28 for Honored Citizen and Youth), you’ll automatically earn a Month Pass, which means the rest of your rides are free that month.
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 a Day Pass in a day or a Month Pass in a month, no matter how many times you tap.