Ticket Machines

You can buy many TriMet fares from the ticket machines located at MAX and WES stations. Tickets and passes are valid on buses, MAX Light Rail, WES Commuter Rail and Portland Streetcar.

Photo of ticket vending machine

How to use the ticket machine

  1. Select the fare you want by pressing one of the buttons below the video screen. Look at the screen to find out how much you need to pay.
  2. Insert payment. Most machines accept debit/credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover), coins (including $1 coins) and bills ($1, $5, $10 and $20). Some machines labeled “Card Only” accept debit/credit cards only. All WES ticket machines are card only.
  3. Collect your tickets and change from the tray at the bottom left.

Contactless cards

Some ticket machines accept “contactless” credit cards (those equipped with a microchip) as well as traditional swipe cards. If you have a contactless card, just tap it on the target where indicated. Contactless credit cards include Visa© payWave©, MasterCard© PayPass©, and American Express© ExpressPay©.

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