Student Trip Options

Go By Bike at Portland Aerial TramSave money and time every day with the right planning. Detailed resources by travel mode below.

Transportation & Parking Customer Service provides badges, transit passes, bike facilities and more. Save our number: 503-494-8283.

Marquam Hill Campus has limited parking due to capacity limits of the hill and access roads. OHSU incentivizes trips to reduce congestion. Students improve access for all by diversifying travel choices. Driving from downtown? Take Sam Jackson Park Rd. By all other modes, take Terwilliger Blvd or the tram. The neighborhood streets are for residents.

South Waterfront Campus
is the most transportation-diverse hub in the nation and gateway to Marquam Hill via the Tram. It's a unique space with unique rules of etiquette and safety. Learn more here. More on the South Waterfront Campus page.

Campus Transportation

Portland Aerial Tram       

The tram is a 5 minute ride from South Waterfront (SW Moody & Gibbs) to Marquam Hill (Kohler Pavilion & OHSU Hospital). The tram operates on a load-n-go schedule. Free with badge. Schedule, location and more at

OHSU Shuttle                     

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

See this all as a printable brochure.

Student travel resources by mode

Walking and running

OHSU's main campuses are just one mile from downtown and connected by sidewalks. City of Portland has detailed and printable walking maps.


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%. For employees with benefits, the TriMet pass is $50 a year. 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.
OHSU transit passes are available for 70% or more discount off retail.

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. 

Car share (short term rentals)

Leave your car at home by taking advantage of car share services.
  • Reserve a Zipcar on-and-off campus for round trips.
  • Rent your own vehicle via Getaround or borrow a colleague’s.
  • Car2Go allows one way trips within the home area.
Rates range from $6 to $14 per hour.


Over a thousand OHSU commuters carpool. Students can split a day pass.

See parking options and savings here.

Driving and parking

Parking is free at 63 TriMet Park & Rides around the region. On campus, pay to park 8am-5pm weekdays unless visiting as a patient or patient personal visitor. Restricted Zones, enforced 24/7, include patient, special reserved, and emergency spaces. Here for an appointment? Give us a call at 503-494-8283 with your license plate and time of needed coverage. 

Daily and hourly parking are purchased online or at onsite paystations. Long term permits are by approval of compelling and/or emergent need only (login required).   Due to a City cap on parking, OHSU does not directly control supply or demand; long term permits are thus very limited. Rates vary.  View parking options at