The TriMet bus system, which covers the city and its suburbs thoroughly, offers low fares, friendly drivers and full wheelchair accessibility. Most buses are equipped with bike racks, making mass transit more user-friendly for the cycling set.
You can pay your fare with cash when you board the bus, or use Hop Fastpass, an electronic-fare payment system launched by TriMet in 2017. Hop cards can be purchased for $3 at the TriMet Information Center in Pioneer Courthouse Square (as well as local retailers and grocery stores). When you need to add value, you can reloaded using the cards using the Hop Fastpass 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.
Know Before You Go
Editor’s note: Paper tickets and tickets purchased through the TriMet Tickets App will be phased out Dec. 31, 2019. Visit TriMet’s website for more information.
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Popular Bus Routes
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14 – Hawthorne
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15 – Belmont/NW 23rd
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19 – Woodstock/Glisan
20 – Burnside/Stark
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63 – Washington Park
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