You don’t need to get a Hop farecard to ride TriMet — you can simply tap the green Hop reader as you board with your phone or contactless credit/debit card to instantly pay the $2.50 Adult fare. Or, you can pay with cash.
But if you want to use reduced fares for seniors, youth, people with disabilities, people who qualify based on income, veterans and active-duty military, or if you use transit frequently and you want to save money by earning Month Passes as you ride, you should get a Hop card:
- For most riders, you can buy a reloadable plastic Hop card at the grocery store: Cards cost $3 and you can choose from Adult (18-64), Honored Citizen (65+ or Medicare) or Youth (7-17, high school/GED).
- You must apply for an Honored Citizen photo ID Hop card in advance if you have a disability, or if you qualify based on income or military status.
On the bus, you can buy a ticket as you board using cash. Tell the operator whether you want a 2½-Hour Ticket or a Day Pass, then insert coins and bills into the farebox (exact change only) and grab your ticket from the printer on your right.
At the ticket machines at MAX and WES stations you can buy 2½-hour and 1-day Hop tickets for Adult (18-64), Honored Citizen (65+ or Medicare) or Youth (7-17, high school/GED) riders. The machines at MAX stations accept credit/debit cards or cash. Ticket machines at WES stations accept cards only.