Welcome to Portland!
We help make getting around this quirky little city convenient and inexpensive.
MAX Light Rail
Five lines cross the region. Trains come every 15 minutes or better most of the day, every day, on all lines.
Over 80 lines serve much of the metro area. Many lines connect with MAX Light Rail and the Portland Streetcar.
Three loops serve downtown Portland and adjacent areas.
All buses, MAX trains and streetcars are accessible to people with disabilities. Learn more
Fares are valid for 2½ hours. Get a Day Pass for unlimited rides all day.
Kids 6 and under ride free with a paying passenger.
18–64 years old
Day Pass: $5.00
65+, Medicare or disability
Day Pass: $2.50
7–17 years old
Day Pass: $2.50
How to Pay
1 Get a Hop Card
Hop is the easiest way to pay.
- Purchase a Hop card from more than 500 local retailers
- Or, pay your fare with your phone
- You can also purchase paper Hop tickets from vending machines on MAX platforms.
2 Tap and go
Tap your card on the reader every time you board a bus or train. The reader will show a green checkmark and you’ll hear a sound confirming that your fare is valid. You’re good to go!
- You’ll automatically earn a day pass after paying for two trips in a day. You won’t ever pay more than the price of a day pass in one day.
3 Make it (even) better
- Add money to your card using the Hop website, app or phone hotline, or at 500+ local stores
- Register your card at myhopcard.com to take advantage of lost-card protection
Places to go
Over 250 vendors set up shop for this open-air arts & crafts market right on the Willamette waterfront. Don’t be fooled by the name — it’s open Sundays, too.
Program a robot, map animal migration patterns, or explore the galaxy. Five exhibit halls and hundreds of interactive exhibits make this one of the top science centers in the country.
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Built by Chinese artisans, this botanical garden hidden on an urban block takes visitors back in time by melding ancient Chinese art, architecture and design with nature.
More Ways to Travel
Washington Park Shuttle
This free seasonal shuttle provides an easy way to explore all Washington Park has to offer.
One of the nation’s only aerial trams climbs over 500 feet high and offers a stunning view of Portland and the surrounding Cascade mountains.
Portland’s bikesharing system is a fun and flexible way to get around.
Various e-scooter companies have devices all over the city just waiting to take you wherever you want to go.
The public transit agency for our Washington neighbors to the north, C-TRAN provides a quick connection to Vancouver and Southwest Washington.