Portland Transportation Options

Public Transportation

TriMet offers light rail, bus and streetcar service throughout the metro area.

MAX Light Rail

Portland's efficient light rail system connects the metro area and downtown core. Learn how to ride and where to go on MAX.

Accessibility features on MAX Light Rail

LIFT Paratransit

LIFT is Portland's shared-ride service for people who are unable to use regular buses and trains due to a disability or disabling health condition. To learn more about how to book your trip online, watch this video or call LIFT customer service at 503-962-8000 option #2 for more information.
LIFT Paratransit Details

Portland Streetcar

The City of Roses built the nation’s first modern-day streetcar in 2001: the sleek and modern Portland Streetcar.

Accessibility features on Portland Streetcar

Bus Service

The TriMet bus system, which covers the city and its suburbs, offers low fares, friendly drivers and full wheelchair accessibility.

Accessibility features on TriMet bus

Commuter Rail

WES (Westside Express Service) is a commuter rail line serving Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin and Wilsonville. WES runs on weekdays during the morning and afternoon rush hours, with trains every 30 minutes.

Accessibility features on WES Commuter Rail

Bicycle Maps & Where to Ride

Find your way around with these resources and recommended bike routes.

Long Distance Bus Service

The local Greyhound Bus Stations are

FlixBus service is available to 700 NW Station Way, Portland, OR 97209

Amtrak Routes

Empire Builder
Chicago - St. Paul/Minneapolis - Spokane - Portland/Seattle
Experience the rugged splendor of the American West. Traveling between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest along major portions of the Lewis and Clark trail, the mighty Empire Builder takes you on an exciting adventure through majestic wilderness, following the footsteps of early pioneers. From Chicago, you'll have magnificent views of the Mississippi and see the glowing night skyline of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Awake the next morning as you cross the North Dakota plains and travel over the spectacular Gassman Coulee Trestle. Skirting the Missouri, you'll cross into the Big Sky country in Montana, passing by a travelers favorite, Glacier National Park. From Spokane, you can continue on to Seattle or head down the Columbia River Gorge toward Portland for spectacular views of Mt. Hood and Beacon Rock.

Amtrak Cascades
Vancouver, BC - Seattle - Tacoma - Portland - Salem - Eugene
The best way to experience the great Pacific Northwest is on the Amtrak Cascades. From Vancouver, British Columbia to Seattle, Portland and Eugene, Oregon, past Mount St. Helens and across the Columbia River Gorge, you'll witness some of our continent's most distinctive cities and most spectacular natural attractions.

Coast Starlight
Seattle - Portland - Sacramento - Los Angeles
A grand west coast train adventure, en route daily between Los Angeles and Seattle, the Coast Starlight train passes through Santa Barbara, the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento and Portland. Widely regarded as one of the most spectacular of all train routes, the Coast Starlight links the greatest cities on the West Coast. The scenery along the Coast Starlight route is unsurpassed. The dramatic snow-covered peaks of the Cascade Range and Mount Shasta, lush forests, fertile valleys and long stretches of Pacific Ocean shoreline provide a stunning backdrop for your journey