Planning Your TriMet Trips Online

Planning a ride on transit? TriMet’s online Trip Planner shows you step-by-step how to reach your destination using TriMet buses, MAX Light Rail, WES Commuter Rail and the Portland Streetcar.

You can get a customized trip itinerary to provide information like which bus or train to catch, when and where to board, transfer information, travel time, required fare, walking directions, maps and more.
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Here are some tips for planning TriMet trips using the Online Trip Planner:

  • Visit www.ride.trimet.org. The Trip Planner provides step-by-step directions, including where to board, how much to pay, and trip length in time and distance.
  • Enter your starting location in the “From” box. If you know them, you may type in a location as an address, intersection, landmark or the Stop ID Number.
  • Enter your destination location in the “To” box.
  • Enter the time you wish to travel in the “When” section. Check the “Depart or Arrive” button and choose the time you want using the drop-down menus if you’d like to leave at a certain time. If you would like to arrive at specific time, select the “Arrive” from the drop-down button and choose a different time.
  • Choose "Quickest" if you want the shortest possible travel time and you don't mind transferring between buses or trains and walking a short distance.
  • Choose "Fewest Transfers" if you prefer not to transfer between buses or trains to reach your destination.
  • You can also specify a walking distance.
  • Now, you should have your personal trip itinerary. Option 1 represents your “Best Bet” based on the trip preferences you specified. Option 2 is an alternative, but may require a longer travel time or more transfers. If you aren’t satisfied with the trip options provided, try adjusting the time of your trip or other trip preferences.

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