Plan Your Trip
Transportation resources for car-free travel throughout Oregon
ODOT actively supports a multimodal transportation system. At 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 trip planning tools and resources including information about park and ride lots, passenger rail, intercity (city-to-city) buses, and ridesharing (carpools, vanpools).
For help using any of these resources, see the Local Assistance section below or click "Contact Us" in the left navigation menu.
ODOT's TripCheck website offers much more than just traffic cameras and road condition information. The Transportation Options tab on the TripCheck site provides resources to help you find bus and taxi services, park and ride lots, ridesharing options, and information about bicycling and walking.
Drive Less Connect is Oregon's online ride-matching tool that can connect you to individual rideshares as well as carpool, vanpool, and bicycle trip sharing resources. It's 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. Select "Local Support" in the menu at the top of the Drive Less Connect home page.
For more targeted information, use the "Find your Service Provider" tool on the right-hand side. The partner agencies listed there offer options in each area part of Oregon and can help you locate rideshare options.
Google has one of the best tools available for planning a trip using public transit. You can use Google Maps to plan a trip on almost every transit service in Oregon.
To plan a transit trip, click “Directions,” click the bus icon, then type your origin and destination. You can download the free Google Maps app for your smartphone or use the online version on your computer. Watch this video for more help using Google Maps.
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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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.
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.
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.
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
ALL OTHER AREAS
Contact ODOT Rail and Public Transit Division