Traveling at 22 miles per hour, the tram cabins rise 500 feet for the three-minute trip over I-5, the Lair Hill neighborhood and the Southwest Terwilliger Parkway. The Portland Aerial Tram provides an average 9,000 rides on weekdays, with about 85% of riders visiting OHSU and 15% members of the general public and tourists.
Portland by rail: The official home of Portland Aerial Tram--a unique and exciting transportation landmark. Sky high views of the city and beyond.
The Portland Aerial Tram or OHSU Tram is an aerial tramway in Portland, Oregon, that connects the city's South Waterfront district and the main Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) campus, located in the Marquam Hill neighborhood.
The tram travels 3,300 linear feet (1,006 meters) between South Waterfront and Marquam Hill, reaching a speed of 22 miles per hour (35 kmh). About the Portland Aerial Tram. Every weekday, an average of 10,000 passengers ride the iconic silver tram. Why all the buzz for this futuristic mode of public transit?
The Portland Aerial Tram is part of Portland's public transportation system and operates in coordination with TriMet and Portland Streetcar. Learn how the Tram has performed in its first ten years and the history behind it on the 10th Anniversary page. Who designed the Tram and cabins?
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Visit website. Write a review. About. The Tram is a popular destination for tourists, locals and people just looking to try something fun. The lower tram terminal is at the intersection of South Moody Avenue & Gibbs Street --the most transportation-diverse intersection in the country.
The Portland Aerial Tram connects OHSU's South Waterfront and Marquam Hill Campuses. Passengers ride between S. Moody and Gibbs, adjacent to the Center for Health and Healing on the waterfront and Kohler Pavilion on Marquam Hill. Designed to handle severe weather conditions, the Tram runs year-round.
Children 6 years old and younger may ride free with a fare-paying adult. ONLY VALID ON DAY OF PURCHASE. Used for one time round trip boarding during Tram operating hours. The return trip must be completed the same day.
Portland Aerial Tram is located at the most transportation-diverse intersection in the nation. Don't want to worry about traffic and parking congestion? You'll marvel at the modes people use to access the Tram. Traveling by transit (bus, light rail, or streetcar)? Plan a trip to or from the Tram’s South Waterfront Terminal here (Stop ID 12845).
The tram is typically crowded weekdays 7am to 9am and 4pm to 6pm. We recommend visiting any time we're open on weekends. Weekdays, a great time to beat the crowds is 10am to 3pm or 6pm to 9pm. Weekdays: 5:30am to 9:30pm. Saturday: 9am to 5pm.