Learn more about how to get Tram tickets as an OHSU outpatient.
All OHSU outpatients and members of the public can ride the Tram by paying the round-trip fare (currently $4).
If your physician refers you to another OHSU clinic for an appointment on the same day and that appointment is at the opposite end of the Tram, the physician’s staff can give you a Patient Tram pass; up to five family members can accompany you with a Family Fare Tram pass.
If your physician refers you to another OHSU clinic for an appointment and it is not on the same day, you will not receive a complimentary Tram pass.
For patients arriving by car, please be aware the Portland Aerial Tram is not a free “Park & Ride” option. OHSU has free parking on-site for patients, as well as their family members and visitors.
The ticket machines located at the lower Tram station accept only credit/debt cards and quarters (no bills). It’s best to pick up a Patient Tram pass from your doctor’s office. If you lose it, you can verify your appointment and get a replacement at:
Family members who are riding with a patient, and friends and family members who are visiting patients in one of OHSU’s hospitals, can get a Family Fare Ticket, valid for groups of five or fewer people.
Patient and visitor fare tickets are valid only for the day stamped on the ticket.
Because tickets are issued only at the South Waterfront Tram terminal, you don’t need a ticket to travel one way down from Marquam Hill. However, you must have a valid fare instrument to travel back up.
The Tram is not considered a form of emergency form transportation. If you need to get to OHSU’s Marquam Hill Campus because of a medical emergency or other urgent situation, please use another form of transportation. Your doctor may also recommend you take another form of transportation based on your situation.
If you have questions or want additional information about riding the Tram, please call 503 494-8283.