Don’t wait until you see a fare inspector to launch your ticket – you must validate your ticket before boarding. The expiration date/time flashes for the first four minutes after a ticket has been activated, providing inspectors with a clear visual indicator when tickets were validated.
A minimum purchase of $5 purchase is required. You can buy two Adult 2-Hour tickets and activate them individually or get a day pass. It’s a great value that gives you unlimited rides throughout the system for the day.
You can also use your TriMet Tickets mobile app to plan trips, check next arrival times, get notifications and service updates.
A network or wireless connection is required to buy tickets via the mobile app, however, once tickets are purchased, they are stored on your smartphone, so you can wait until the bus or train approaches to press “Use” on the ticket.