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A panorama of OHSU South Waterfront buildings

OHSU students traveling to OHSU locations in the Portland metro area are eligible for cash incentives for walking and biking, discounted transit, free access to Portland Aerial Tram and Streetcar, programs to borrow or purchase a bike, guaranteed ride home, and much more.

Explore these programs by selecting a travel option below.

See resources for students traveling to OHSU but not enrolled at OHSU.

Custom trip plans

Let us do the research on how you can save time and money on the road. Compare time, cost, rewards, and directions among a variety of options. The request takes less than a minute. 

Commute options

Tilikum Crossing at sunset

OHSU's two main campuses are just one mile from downtown Portland and accessible by sidewalks, off-street paths, elevators and aerial trams.

Discover your best walking experience at:

Rewards and resources

OHSU pays $1.50 a day for eligible walking trips. Log trips on MyCommute.

OHSU Discounts often offers deals on active apparel.

Showers, lockers, and towel service available on Marquam Hill at the Student Center and South Waterfront within active facilities (purchase a permit at our customer service.)

OHSU Student Center website

Customer Service hours and locations

OHSU Bike Share

OHSU is among the most popular biking destinations in any American city. With bike share and loaner bikes, you don't need to even own a bike to ride to campus.

Terwilliger Blvd to Marquam Hill has bike lanes or save some sweat by biking to Portland Aerial Tram, where valet is offered free to the public. Unless you valet your bike, U-locks are strongly recommended.

Discover your best biking experience at:

Rewards and resources

Options for finding a bike include loaner bikes, bike share and subsidized purchase of your own bike. Visit O2 for more.

OHSU pays $3 a day for eligible biking or scooter trips. Log trips on MyCommute.

Free bike valet is provided at the South Waterfront tram terminal weekdays, 6am to 7:30pm. Visit Go By Bike's website for additional locations and services. 

OHSU Discounts often offers deals on active apparel.

Portland Streetcar stops at RLSB

OHSU is connected by over a dozen bus lines. The Tram offers a five minute transfer to more lines including, light rail, and streetcar.

All Portland public transit is ADA accessible. Park and rides offer free parking at over 60 locations.

Find a park and ride on your route here.

Discover your best public transit experience at:

Rewards and resources

For anyone with a badge, OHSU’s TriMet and C-tran transit passes are subsidized up to 95%.

OHSU pays $1.50 a day for eligible transit trips. Log trips on MyCommute.

Streetcar is free with a badge. 

Log trips on MyCommute to earn badges and rewards.

Two smiling people share a car ride

Split the cost by sharing a ride. Any OHSU parking permit can be split into a carpool. Find your own carpool partner here

Discover your best experience with carpools and ride hail.

Parking Lot 40 sign

OHSU has a variety of facilities. We strongly recommend getting to know campus and reviewing your options before commuting to campus for work or education.

Discounted and free off-campus options: ohsu.edup/parkandride

Late night and early morning resources:

Get paid to pick up a classmate or save on parking by catching a ride:

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 appointment? Get coverage at

Planning a trip

Daily and hourly parking are purchased online or at onsite pay stations. 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 over 60 park and rides around the region.

Find a route and facility at:

Daily parking options

Product rates

Driving directions

Home office space for telework

OHSU encourages people to work virtually when possible and for departments to accommodate people working offsite. Even if you're onsite, it is strongly recommended that you become acquainted with OHSU resources for telework, telemedicine and distance learning to best collaborate with your colleagues. 

Telework part time or full time can help solve commuting challenges as well as help people achieve better work life balance.

People with an OHSU login can get started on working virtually at 

Connect now from off campus at

Don't have a login yet? Learn more about OHSU's telework resources at

Guaranteed Ride Home
Guaranteed Ride Home via the Luum smartphone app
Ride hail program for MyCommute members' personal emergencies.
Weather resources
The Tram rises over a snowman and snow covered trees
Real time updates and tips for when weather may impact campus access.
Night access
Marquam Hill skybridge at sunset
Resources for commuters traveling in the evening and early morning.