Hop Fastpass®, or Hop for short, is our electronic fare system that lets you ride TriMet, C-TRAN and Portland Streetcar.
You pay by “tapping” the green Hop reader once when you board, using a phone with a mobile wallet, contactless credit/debit card, plastic Hop card, virtual Hop card or paper Hop ticket. (We also accept cash on buses.) Buses and streetcars have Hop readers inside the door. At MAX and WES stations, the Hop readers are located on the boarding platform (and you pay before boarding).
You only need to tap when you board (not when you get off), but remember to tap every time you board a bus or train — including when you transfer — because your tap is your proof of payment.
You don’t need a Hop card to ride the bus or train. However, with a Hop card, you can save money as you ride: You won’t pay more than a Month Pass in a month ($100 for Adult riders). You also have access to reduced fares for seniors, youth, people with disabilities and people who qualify based on income.
Here’s how Hop works: When you first tap, you’re charged the 2½-hour fare and you can board any combination of buses and trains to complete your trip within that time. (Remember to tap every time you board.) If you tap again after 2½ hours, you’ll be charged for another trip, but you’ll also automatically earn a Day Pass — which means you ride for free as many times as you want for the rest of the day, until 3 a.m.