Fares and Hop Fastpass on LIFT

A list of valid fares and information about the Hop Fastpass on LIFT.

How to pay

Important notice about LIFT paper tickets

As of January 1, 2024, LIFT paper tickets (pink tickets) are no longer be accepted on LIFT vehicles. You can exchange any remaining pink paper tickets for Hop credit through June 30, 2024 by using the form below.

Ticket Exchange Form

Each LIFT ride costs $2.80. Customers must pay a fare or show proof of payment when boarding. Valid fares include:

LIFT Hop card
  • A LIFT personalized Hop card with valid fare loaded
    Request your personalized LIFT Hop Card by calling LIFT Customer Service: 503-962-8000, option 2
  • Cash fare in exact change (operators cannot give change)
  • A TriMet issued badge

Companions/Personal Care Attendants

A Personal Care Attendant (PCA) riding along with a LIFT customer does not pay a fare. Customers may bring along one companion in addition to a PCA, this companion would pay the full $2.80 fare. Companions cannot pay with a Hop card on board LIFT.

Hop Fastpass on LIFT

Hop Fastpass is the easiest way to pay with LIFT! Once you are determined eligible for LIFT you will receive your own personalized LIFT Hop card, which can be used onboard TriMet buses, trains, and LIFT vehicles.

For more information on how using Hop can help you, read through the Hop on LIFT User Guide:


Hop Fastpass for LIFT video playlist

Other ways to pay


Rides on C-TRAN Express during peak hours are valid on LIFT within the 2½-hour transfer window when a LIFT Hop card is used. Valid C-TRAN fares must be on a rider’s LIFT Hop card in order to be accepted on LIFT.

Non-accepted fares

LIFT does not accept the following as valid payment of fare:

cards not valid Hop card on LIFT
  • Honored Citizen, Adult or Youth Hop cards
  • Adult, Honored Citizen or youth paper Hop tickets
  • Personal checks
  • Non-US currency
  • Electronic credit cards such as Apple Pay or Android Pay
  • Credit cards
  • Personalized universal pass Hop cards (contact LIFT at 503-962-8000, option 2, to find out how to convert to a LIFT Hop card)