Campus Transportation

Tram operations are currently modified and Shuttle operations are currently suspended.

A variety of options are available for traveling within or between OHSU campuses. Marquam Hill, South Waterfront and downtown Portland are each located less than a mile apart.

Patients and visitors

Concierge services helps visitors navigate campus and strive to answer any question. By phone: 503-494-8311. 

Concierge specialists provide:

  • Directions around campus, garages and nearby areas.
  • Information such as building names and public transit.
  • Materials such as courtesy tram passes and maps.
  • Help looking up appointments or other information.
Coronavirus cell

Resources for Coronavirus

Please contact your clinic by phone or MyChart to confirm appointments.

Options available to all

A variety of services help people travel between OHSU sites depending on the location and time of day. When your preferred option is not available, alternatives may provide a similar connection.

For schedule, fare, eligibility and other information, click on each mode.

Portland Aerial Tram is a 4 minute ride, every 5 minutes between the waterfront and hill.

  • Currently modified. Details here.
  • Locations: Marquam Hill; South Waterfront.
  • Free with badge or courtesy ticket.
  • Recommended for traveling between Marquam Hill and South Waterfront.

TriMet provides frequent service buses and light rail. 

  • Location: Portland Metro Region.
  • Fare or transit pass required.
  • Recommended for most trips within the region.

      Portland Streetcar provides central city rail service.

      • Locations: Central east and west Portland; South Waterfront.
      • Fare required or free with badge.
      • Recommended for central city trips or connections to TriMet.

      Biketown provides one way or round trip bike share around Portland.

      • Locations: South Waterfront; downtown Portland; central east Portland.
      • OHSU member discount.
      • Recommended for bike trips within Portland.

      Additional options within Portland include Lyft, Uber and a variety of e-scooter companies.

      Service Notice

      Picture of the Tram and Mount Hood

      While transportation services are modified for the COVID-19 response, please check for the latest on operations, products and services.

      Employees, students, contractors, vendors and volunteers

      OHSU Shuttle provides two routes for people with an OHSU badge.

      • Currently suspended. Details here.
      • Locations: Marquam Hill to downtown; South Waterfront.
      • Free with badge.
      • Recommended for travel between central OHSU sites.

      Go By Bike Share provides free round trip bike share to people with an OHSU email.

      • Locations: South Waterfront.
      • Free with OHSU email.
      • Recommended for short trips around and near South Waterfront.

      Zipcar provides round trip cars by the hour.

      • Locations: Marquam Hill; South Waterfront; Portland Metro Region.
      • Personal or department accounts possible.
      • Recommended for trips requiring a vehicle for more than 30 minutes.