Portland Aerial Tram

Upper Tram TerminalPortland Aerial Tram is one of the only aerial commuter trams in the country. The tram connects South Waterfront (Moody & Gibbs) to Marquam Hill (Kohler Pavilion). 

The schedule is load-no-go with a cabin arriving, on average, every 7 minutes.

Bicycles are welcome on the tram. Bike valet is offered free to the public at the lower terminal.

Service animals are welcome on the tram. Non-service animals are not permitted.

For events, tours, images and more visit www.gobytram.com.The Portland Aerial Tram is owned by City of Portland and operated in partnership with Oregon Health & Science University.

Fare Type
Cost Pass Information
OHSU Courtesy Ticket
Valid fare
OHSU patients and personal visitors may obtain a courtesy ticket from their health care providers or an OHSU concierge desk. Departments may order tickets in bulk (log in required). OHSU has pre-paid for OHSU courtesy rides.
General Public
$4.35 Tram lower terminal ticket machines located behind the base of the tram.
Children 6 & under
OHSU Badge
Valid fare
OHSU has pre-paid for rides made with an OHSU badge.
Tram Annual Pass
$100 Purchase at OHSU Transportation & Parking Customer Service.
TriMet annual & monthly passes
Valid fare
Purchase through TriMet's website.
Portland Streetcar annual pass
Valid fare
Purchase through Portland Streetcar's website.
C-TRAN annual & monthly passes
Valid fare
Purchase through C-Tran's website.

ClosuresSouth view from Tram

The tram closes one weekend a year for maintenance. The tram is also closed on the following holidays:    

  • New Year's Day    
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day    
  • President's Day    
  • Independence Day   
  • Labor Day    
  • Thanksgiving Day    
  • Christimas Day

In winter conditions, the tram may be the safest route on and off Marquam Hill. In past severe snowstorms, buses have been rerouted to drop passenges off at the tram. TriMet will announce when this rerouting is taking place. The tram tracks wind conditions and in the event of a severe windstorm may alter operations accordingly. 


For health care providers

  • Lab samples must be carried in approved containers.
  • Conversations within the tram are not private. Be mindful of representing OHSU in public, OHSU's Code of Conduct, OHSU's Respect at the University training, and HIPPA. Wait until the ride is over to discuss sensitive or private information.
  • The tram is public transit--not a form of patient transportation. Coordinate with Patient Transportation to move inpatients between South Waterfront and Marquam Hill. When possible, consider having the provider ride the tram to meet the inpatient.
  • When the cabin is full, consider placing large bags at feet. And first time riders, especially kids, may appreciate a spot near a window.


ADA Access

The tram is ADA compliant and welcome to wheelchairs and other mobility-assistance devices. It is has 4 seats for people who need to sit.