Reduced fares are available for youth ages 7–17 and students in high school (grades 9–12) or pursuing a GED.
Welcome aboard! On TriMet, Youth riders pay half the price of an Adult 2½-hour fare and less than one-third the price of an Adult 1-Month Pass. Proof of eligibility is required when boarding for ages 15–17 and high school/GED. Children 6 and under ride for free with a paying passenger.
Reduced Fare — Save up to 72%
For youth ages 7–17 and students in high school (grades 9–12) or pursuing a GED
Ride free after spending:
in a day
in a calendar month
Proof of eligibility required when boarding for ages 15–17 and high school/GED
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 during Express peak hours, you’ll be charged the difference in price. See the full list of fares
How to buy and use the Youth fare
You don’t need to apply in advance to use the reduced Youth fare. However, if you’re age 15–17 or in grades 9–12 or pursuing a GED* you must carry proof of age or student status in case a bus operator or fare inspector asks to see proof of eligibility.
There are several convenient ways to pay the Youth fare:
* Note: A TriMet-issued ID card is required to prove GED student status. Contact your GED program administrator for more information.
High school students
You may be eligible for a free transit pass during the school year if your school district participates in our High School Pass Program. Contact your school’s office for more information.
Note: The High School Pass is not valid on C-TRAN.
You may be eligible for a free or discounted transit pass from your college/university. Contact your school’s transportation coordinator for more information.