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Taking public transit in Portland

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Information and resources about Portland's public transit systems, compiled by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). Learn the essentials for taking public transit, including how to plan your trip and how to pay.
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Portland has an enviable public transit system for a city of our size. TriMet buses, MAX Light Rail, Portland Streetcar, and even the Portland Aerial Tram make it easy to travel without a car.

Public transit is often the best and most convenient way to access many popular destinations, since parking can be challenging and expensive. It’s also a great way to reclaim personal time to catch up on emails, read or just gaze out the window when you let someone else do the driving.

Portland public transit systems

Area shuttles

  • ACCESS Shuttle - Connects Cully neighborhood to Cornfoot, Alderwood and Parkrose/Sumner, weekday mornings and afternoons.
  • Swan Island Shuttle - Connects Swan Island to the Rose Quarter Transit Center, weekday evenings.
  • Washington Park Shuttle - Circulates within Washington Park, which can be accessed by MAX Red and Blue lines.

Tools for planning your route

What to know for your first trip

More Tips

Text TriMet customer service number, 503-238-7433 - Save in your phone to reach customer service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Bringing your bike on public transit - Learn how to bring your bike on the bus, MAX Light Rail, and Portland Streetcar.

Additional transit providers in the Portland Area - for connections to neighboring cities and counties; private taxis and shuttles also listed.

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