Hillsboro Transportation

Located approximately 20 miles west of the city of Portland, Hillsboro offers visitors a taste of old country charm and style. Several wineries such as the Helvetia Vineyards, Walters Cultural Arts Center, Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, various farmer's markets, Old Scotch Church and other historic attractions make this town an appealing destination for a weekend getaway.

Hillsboro, Oregon is easily accessed from the Portland International Airport, Portland metro area, Beaverton, Gresham and Clackamas by way of TriMet's MAX (Metropolitan Area Express) Light Rail. Bicyclists are encouraged to utilize TriMet's Bike and Ride which securely houses bicycles in an enclosed building while other visitors can park their cars for free at one of many conveniently located Park and Ride lots located near a transit center (TC) or MAX rail station. Cars can be parked for a duration of 24 hours at the facility unless specified otherwise. Before transferring to a train, tickets for rail travel can be purchased at available ticket vending machines that accept debit or credit cards. Each MAX route is clearly indicated by color, blue being the line connects to Hillsboro. MAX trains operate seven days a week at 15 minute intervals during the day while service becomes less frequent during the early morning hours and evenings.

Once commuters debark the light rail in Hillsboro, visitors can explore the town at a leisurely pace by bus. There are four TriMet bus routes in the area that will stop at various points of interest which makes for a convenient and cost effective alternative to vacation car rentals. Similar to the MAX, TriMet Frequent Service buses run approximately every 15 minutes during busy morning and late afternoon rush hours. Bus fare can be paid in cash upon boarding the bus or tickets and passes can be pre-purchased at neighborhood ticket outlets (grocery stores and college campuses), ticket vending machines or online at the TriMet Store. Each drop off point will be announced and displayed on a reader board to alert riders that a stop along the route is in sight. Just pull on the cord overhead in order to de-board the bus and continue on foot to discover all that Hillsboro, Oregon has to offer.