Bus service

It's easy to get around the city on TriMet buses.

TriMet bus on Transit MallMany bus lines serve downtown's Transit Mall.

The TriMet bus system, which covers the city and its suburbs thoroughly, offers low fares, friendly drivers and full wheelchair accessibility. Most buses are now equipped with bike racks, making mass transit more user-friendly for the cycling set.

There are several methods for paying transit fare, including with cash and by purchasing tickets at the TriMet Information Center in Pioneer Courthouse Square. TriMet launched a mobile ticketing app for Android and iPhone in 2013, allowing riders to buy tickets and passes in advance.

Riders can also use Hop Fastpass, an electronic-fare payment system launched by TriMet in 2017. Hop cards can be purchased for $3 at TriMet’s ticket office and at local retailers and grocery stores, and reloaded using the platform’s mobile app or at local stores. To use a Hop Fastpass, tap the card on a designated card reader each time you board the MAX light rail, streetcar or bus. You can also pay with cash or purchase adult fares using your mobile phone’s wallet function (Apple Pay, Android Pay or Samsung Pay).

Popular routes

4 – Division/Fessenden
Clinton/Division neighborhood, Mississippi Avenue

9 – Powell Blvd.
OMSI, Foster-Powell

14 – Hawthorne
Hawthorne Boulevard, Mt. Tabor Park

15 – Belmont/NW 23rd
Belmont Street, Northwest Portland, Providence Park

19 – Woodstock/Glisan

20 – Burnside/Stark
Central Eastside, Burnside Street

63 – Washington Park
International Rose Test Garden, Japanese Garden, Oregon Zoo, Portland Children’s Museum, World Forestry Center Discovery Museum, Hoyt Arboretum

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