Facts and usage statistics about public transit in Portland, OR, United States

Commute patterns by Light Rail, Train, Bus, Streetcar & Gondola in Portland, OR - Statistics, Analytics and Usage Data

The Moovit Public Transit Index helps anyone discover how people in Portland, OR get around each day with public transit compared to other cities. Below you will find the average commute and wait time for riders, the distance people travel to get to work with public transit and the average distance people in Portland, OR walk each day. See which Light Rail, Train, Bus, Streetcar & Gondola and stations are most popular in Portland, OR, and more!

Portland, OR has 5 transit type(s), including: Light Rail, Train, Bus, Streetcar & Gondola, operated by several transit agencies, including TriMet, Portland Streetcar, Portland Aerial Tram, TriMet‎, C-TRAN, Swan Island TMA, Blue Star Bus, CCC Xpress & Washington Park Shuttle

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In Portland, OR, the average amount of time people spend riding public transit is 90 min. Over 92% of those riders spend more than 2 hours on public transportation every day.
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How long do people usually wait at a stop or station in Portland, OR each day? Commuters wait on average 14 min, but over 41% wait longer than 20 minutes.
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The average distance people ride in a single trip within Portland, OR is 5.10 mi. Yet 46% of riders travel over 12 km in a single direction.
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The percentage of public transit riders who transfer lines at least once in Portland, OR is 52%. On average, 20% of riders transfer at least twice during a single trip.
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Did you know that in Portland, OR, the average distance people walk to work or home is 0.61 mi? Approximately, 36% walk more than 1 km to reach their destination.

Commute Time in Portland, OR

How long do people usually commute in Portland, OR by public transit everyday?

The average amount of time people in Portland, OR spend commuting with public transit, for example to and from work, on a weekday is 90 min.

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How many people have a long commute every day with public transit in Portland, OR, United States?

The percentage of transit riders in Portland, OR who ride public transit, including Light Rail, Train, Bus, Streetcar & Gondola for more than 2 hours every day is 92%.

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Waiting Time in Portland, OR

How long do people usually wait at a station in Portland, OR every day?

The average amount of time people in Portland, OR wait at a stop or station for their Light Rail, Train, Bus, Streetcar & Gondola line on a weekday is 14 min.

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How many people in Portland, OR usually wait a long time at a transit station?

The percentage of people in Portland, OR who wait for over 20 minutes on average for their transit line every day, for example to and from work is 41%.

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Trip Distance in Portland, OR

How far do people usually commute each way with public transit in Portland, OR?

The average distance people in Portland, OR usually ride in a single trip, for example to or from work, with public transit including Light Rail, Train, Bus, Streetcar & Gondola is 5.10 mi.

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How many people have a long commute every day in Portland, OR?

The percentage of people in Portland, OR that usually travel for over 7.46 mi in a single direction, for example to or from work, each day with public transit is 46%.

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Number of Transfers in Portland, OR

How many people perform single line trips in Portland, OR?

The percentage of people in Portland, OR who don't need to transfer during an average commute trip (one way) is 52%.

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How many people transfer twice during a single trip in Portland, OR?

The percentage of people in Portland, OR who make exactly two transfers when traveling to a certain destination on a single trip is 52%.

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Walking Distance in Portland, OR

How far do people usually walk per trip in Portland, OR?

The average distance people in Portland, OR walk every day in one direction, for example on their way home or to work is 5.10 mi.

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How many people walk for more than 0.62 mi in Portland, OR?

The percentage of people in Portland, OR who walk for over 0.62 mi each day to reach a specific destination, for example to or from work is 46%.

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Most popular Bus lines

  • 20 - Burnside/Stark
  • 72 - Killingsworth/82nd Ave
  • 4 - Division/Fessenden

Most popular Bus stations

  • Sw Madison & 4th
  • Gateway Transit Center
  • Clackamas Town Center Transit Center

Most popular Light Rail lines

  • MAX Blue Line
  • MAX Orange Line

Most popular Light Rail stations

  • Gateway/Ne 99th Ave Tc Max Station
  • PSU South/SW 6th & College
  • Beaverton Tc Max Station

Most popular Bus lines

  • 20 - Burnside/Stark
  • 72 - Killingsworth/82nd Ave
  • 4 - Division/Fessenden

Most popular Bus stations

  • Sw Madison & 4th
  • Gateway Transit Center
  • Clackamas Town Center Transit Center

Most popular Light Rail lines

  • MAX Blue Line
  • MAX Orange Line

Most popular Light Rail stations

  • Gateway/Ne 99th Ave Tc Max Station
  • PSU South/SW 6th & College
  • Beaverton Tc Max Station

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