Employee Trip Options

Considering a job with OHSU? Just rethinking your commute? OHSU is one of the busiest and most unique destinations in the region. A little planning can save time, money, and peace of mind. View this page as a printable brochure.

Marquam Hill Map
South Waterfront Map
Interactive Map of Campus
Mobile sites and apps can assist you on the go.

Transportation & Parking Customer Service provides badges, keys, transit passes, parking permits, bike facilities and resources to aid your trip. Save our number; you'll need it: 503-494-8283.

Please travel at a safe speed on campus, through nearby streets, and yield to pedestrians. OHSU exists to make our community more healthy and is committed to being a good neighbor.

Marquam Hill Campus has limited parking due to capacity limits of the hill and access roads. OHSU incentivizes trips that reduce congestion. Employees improve access by diversifying travel choices. Driving from downtown? Take Sam Jackson Park Rd. By all other modes, take Terwilliger Blvd or the Tram. Neighborhood streets are not intended for through traffic. 

South Waterfront Campus is the most transportation-diverse hub in the nation and a gateway to Marquam Hill via the Tram. An aerial tram, foot bridge, streetcar, bike valet, shuttles, and more share this campus.

Tram, Streetcar, and Go By BikeCampus Transportation

Portland Aerial Tram       

A 5 minute ride from South Waterfront to Marquam Hill. The Tram operates load-n-go. Free with badge. 

OHSU Shuttle                     

Marquam Hill Shuttle travels downtown every 30 minutes, 7am-5:15pm. South Waterfront Shuttle runs every 10 minutes, 5:30am-9:30pm. Free with badge.  

Traveling to campus

Walking and running

OHSU's two main campuses are just one mile from downtown Portland and accessible by sidewalks. Employee Discounts often offers deals on active apparel. Track your exercise through Healthy Steps 


At South Waterfront, our partner Go By Bike, offers free valet protection and professional repair. The Student Center has a self-repair station, lockers, and showers. For badge-access parking, visit our Customer Service. Anywhere but valet, use a U-lock.

Earn a $20 reimbursement for every 20 days of biking to OHSU. 



Transit (busses, light rail and streetcars)

TriMet and C-Tran

For anyone with a badge, OHSU’s Trimet and C-tran transit passes are subsidized more than 70%. Pick up yours at our Customer Service Center. TriMet Park & Rides offer free parking 24/7 at 63 locations.

6 express lines serve Marquam Hill during the morning and evening rush. All Portland public transit is ADA accessible.

Portland Streetcar

OHSU pays for your ride along the whole streetcar system. The NS Line connects NW Portland, downtown, and South Waterfront. Connect to Marquam Hill via the tram. Free with badge.www.portlandstreetcar.org


Car share and ride share

Midday errand or meeting that requires a car? Leave your car at home by taking advantage of these services.


Car share (short term car rentals)

  • Zipcar: Reserve personally or through your department on-and-off campus for round trips.
  • Getaround: Rent out your own vehicle or borrow a colleague’s.
  • Car2Go: Drive one way trips within the home area.

Taxi services hailed by mobile app:



View Employee Discounts (login required)


Over a thousand employees carpool. Join any active permit or split a day pass. DriveLessConnect connects hundreds in OHSU’s network by matching routes and work schedules.

Rates vary. 



Driving and parking

 Marquam Hill has many buildings and types of parking. We strongly recommend reviewing a map and reviewing your daily options before driving to Marquam Hill.

Who needs a permit? Anyone not here as a patient or patient’s personal visitor, 8am-5pm weekdays. Restricted Zones, enforced 24/7, include patient, special reserved, emergency, and Public Safety spaces. Visiting for personal reasons? Give us a call at 503-494-8283 and have your license plate information ready.

See where parking is available in real time using the Parker App.

Daily and hourly parking are purchased online or at onsite paystations. Annual permits for daytime parking are on wait lists. Due to a City cap on parking, OHSU does not directly control supply or demand; annual permits are thus very limited.Parking is free at 63 TriMet Park & Rides around the region.

See full rates here.

Driving directions.