Plan Your Trip

Transportation resources for car-free travel throughout Oregon

Though ODOT is most often recognized for its work on our state's highway system, the agency actively supports a multimodal transportation system. As the Rail and Public Transit Division, our expertise is transit and we are here to help Oregonians use it for everything from daily commuting to taking trips across the state and beyond.

Below you will find easy-to-use trip planning tools and resources including information about transit, park and ride lots, passenger rail, intercity (city-to-city) buses, ridesharing (carpools, vanpools), and active forms of transportation (bicycling, walking).

For help using any of these resources, see the Local Assistance section below or click ​"Contact Us" in the left navigation menu.


Transportation Options on TripCheck      ODOT TripCheck logo and link to transportation options tab

Did you know that ODOT's TripCheck website offers more than just traffic cameras and road conditions? The Transportation Options tab on the TripCheck site provides resources to help you travel more easily, economically, and sustainably. You can find transit and taxi services, find a park and ride lot near you, learn about ridesharing, see which car sharing options are available in your area, and get information about bicycling and walking. You don't have to register to use TripCheck and it is always free-of-charge.


Drive Less Connect     Drive Less Connect ridematching tool logo and link to site  

Drive Less Connect  is Oregon's secure online ride-matching tool that can point you to individual rideshares as well as carpool, vanpool, and bicycle trip sharing resources. It is easy to register and search for ride matches, and the security settings allow you to share as much or as little as you choose while you explore your options. You can also browse local options without registering. Simply click "Local Support" in the menu at the top of the Drive Less Connect home page. Or, for more targeted information, use the "Find your Service Provider" tool on the right-hand side. The partner agencies listed there offer a wealth of options in each area and can help you locate connecting services to get where you need to go.


Trip Planning with Google Maps  

Many of us use Google just to find things on the internet, but it also has one of the best tools available for planning a trip using public transit. Thanks in part to ODOT's investment in GTFS data, you can use Google Maps to plan a trip on almost every transit service in Oregon. To use this tool, download the free Google Maps app for your smartphone or use the online version on your computer. For trips using transit, click “Directions,” click the bus icon, then type your origin and destination. Watch this video for more help using Google Maps. You can also get started by using the trip planner below.


Oregon POINT Intercity Bus Service      oregon point intercity bus service logo and link to site  

ODOT's POINT (Public Oregon Intercity Transit) bus program provides reliable transit options for statewide travel. These fast, affordable buses crisscross the state connecting Portland to Astoria and Eugene, Klamath Falls to Brookings, Redmond to Chemult, and Bend to Ontario along with many points in between. They also connect travelers with Amtrak passenger rail services. Visit the POINT website for maps, schedules, and ticket pricing.

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ODOT Intercity Passenger Timetables      oregon point intercity bus service logo and link to site

ODOT periodically updates this pocket-size guide with timetable data from many agencies that provide long-distance transportation. The guide also contains a transit services directory sorted alphabetically by city and other information to assist you as you travel. You can download the Oregon Intercity Passenger Timetables guide here (filesize: 500 KB) or click "Contact Us" in the left navigation menu to request a hard copy.


Amtrak Cascades Train Service         

Through a unique partnership with Amtrak and the Washington State Department of Transportation, ODOT is proud to support the Amtrak Cascades train service. This service connects 18 cities in the Pacific Northwest along a 467-mile route from Eugene to Vancouver, B.C. Trains stop at each Amtrak station in Oregon, which allows for vital connections to local and long-distance bus services. Visit the Amtrak Cascades site for maps, schedules, and ticket pricing. You can also visit the main Amtrak site to learn more about other passenger rail options through the state.

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Oregon Park & Ride Directory      

Park and ride lots provide opportunities to safely and conveniently access a wide range of transportation modes including transit, bicycling, car sharing, and ridesharing. To help Oregonians locate these lots, ODOT produces this free, pocket-size directory of park and ride lots in Oregon. It contains maps plus information about lot amenities and nearby transit connections. You can download the Oregon Park & Ride directory here (filesize: 8 MB) or click "Contact Us" in the left navigation menu to request a hard copy. You can also view park and ride lots by city and print or download specific maps for your desired locations.

Use the interactive map below to get more information about any of the 142 lots in Oregon.

Best viewed in a modern browser like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer 10 or higher.


Rome2rio (for travel beyond Oregon)

Rome2rio is a free multimodal trip planner best suited for planning longer out-of-state trips. For example, if you want to go from Bend to Seattle or Medford to Boise, Rome2rio  can help you determine whether it's faster to take a train, bus, airplane, ferry, car, or a combination of modes. It can even provide options for lodging along the way. It works like Google Maps but includes additional features that make planning out-of-state and international travel easier.


Local Assistance

Each area in Oregon has an official ODOT partner agency ready to help you get where you need to go. Contact the agency in your area to find ways to take advantage of the many transportation options available to you in Oregon.

Counties: Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington

North West Transportation Options
Counties: Clatsop, Tillamook, Columbia

Gorge Translink
Counties: Hood River, Sherman, Wasco
(Washington State: Klickitat, Skamania)

Cherriots Rideshare
Counties: Marion, Polk, Yamhill

City of Corvallis

Cascades West Rideshare
Counties: Linn, Benton, Lincoln

City of Eugene

point2point Solutions
County: Lane

RVTD Way to Go
Counties: Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine

Commute Options for Central Oregon
Counties: Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Sherman, Wasco, Wheeler

Community Connection of Northeast Oregon
NEO (Northeast Oregon) Travel Options
Counties: Baker, Union, Wallowa

Contact ODOT Rail and Public Transit Division