Portland Aerial Tram

As of May 9, COVID-19 based ridership restrictions are lifted. The Tram is open to public ridership with fare in addition to OHSU patients, students and staff. Masks are required.

Please see the latest updates at GoByTram.com.

Tram upper terminal

One of the only aerial commuter trams in the country, Portland Aerial Tram connects South Waterfront to Marquam Hill. Passengers ride between S. Moody & Gibbs on the waterfront and Kohler Pavilion on the hill. Designed to handle severe weather conditions, the Tram runs year-round.


The Tram is ADA-compliant and welcomes mobility-assistance devices. Four seats are available for people who need to sit.

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

Bikes are welcome on board. Use the bike share and free bike valet located at the Tram's lower terminal on the waterfront.

The Tram is located at 3303 S. Bond Avenue, Portland, OR 97239, in Portland's South Waterfront. The waterfront can experience significant traffic congestion, especially at rush hour, so alternatives to driving are recommended.

On GoByTram.com, find out how to get there by streetcar, TriMet MAX, bus, bike, and car.

OHSU patients park free at the Center for Health & Healing's parking garage. All other visitors should expect to pay for parking in the area.

Approximately every five minutes, one of two cabins leaves its station. Each trip takes about four minutes.

  • Monday through Friday: 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Tram's schedule of events includes infrequent maintenance closures and closures on the following holidays:

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

Fares for the general public can be found at gobytram.com/fare.

There are two ways to ride for free on behalf of OHSU:

  1. Patients and their visitors may request courtesy tickets from their clinic or any OHSU concierge desk
  2. People with an OHSU badge can use their badge as eligible fare on the Tram

The Tram is public transit. You can help make riding it a safe, enjoyable experience for everyone by following guidelines and courtesies. Some of those include:

  • When the cabin is full, consider placing large bags at your feet.
  • Allow first-time riders, especially children, to find room closer to a window.
  • Conversations aren't private, so wait until exiting the Tram to discuss sensitive or private information.
  • Carry any lab samples in approved containers.
  • If you're a healthcare provider, the Tram isn't patient transportation, so consider riding the Tram to meet your patient instead.

Portland Aerial Tram Standard Operating Procedures