Reduced fares are available to youth ages 7–17 and students in high school (grades 9–12) or pursuing a GED.
For ages 7–17 and students in high school or pursuing a GED. Proof of eligibility required for ages 15-17 and high school/GED. Children 6 and under ride free with paying passenger.
Ride for 2½ hours
Ride free after spending:
in a day
in a calendar month
Your TriMet Youth fare also lets you ride C-TRAN Local/Regional and Portland Streetcar at no additional charge. If you transfer to C-TRAN Express, you’ll be charged the difference in price. See the full list of fares
About Youth fares
- Valid for unlimited rides on buses, MAX Light Rail, WES Commuter Rail and Portland Streetcar.
- Valid for travel anywhere TriMet goes.
- 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.
High School Student Pass
The Student Pass program is a partnership between TriMet and a public school district. All enrolled high school students in a participating school district can ride TriMet for free during the school year. Students ride transit at no cost by tapping their student ID Hop card issued by the school.
Note: The Portland Public Schools Student Pass is not valid on C-TRAN.
You may be eligible for a free or discounted transit pass from your college/university. Check with your school's transportation coordinator to see if they provide this student benefit.