Portland August 01, 2017
A Ride On Portland’s Gorge Express Will Take You Straight To A Stunning Waterfall
If you want a relaxing day of sightseeing, you are going to want to jump on this express bus to the falls. Costing no more than a day Trimet pass, this bus has just three stops and will get you to this natural paradise with the utmost ease.
The Columbia Gorge Express bus is in its second season, transporting record numbers of Portlanders out of the city and into the gorge for one low cost.
The bus has just three stops - the Gateway Transit Center, Multnomah Falls, and Rooster Rock State Park.
While ease of travel is great, you will be most satisfied when the bus drops you off right at the falls, cutting out the parking fiasco that typically ensues throughout the summer at the falls.
With 12 buses daily, you have plenty of time to see the falls, hike the trails, and relax while there.
Buses arrive every 15 to 45 minutes throughout the day, during the service hours starting at 8:45 am from Gateway Transit Center and the last bus returning from the falls at 7:20 pm.
Gateway Transit Center has a large park and ride lot, accommodating over 650 cars so you can easily drive there, or ride Trimet to the station.
Tickets on the bus are $5 and can be purchased using cash or credit card. It is recommended that you purchase tickets in advance online to avoid delays, but they are available on the bus as well.
The buses all fill up on a first-come, first-served basis so be sure to plan a little extra time to get there early to secure a seat for your adventure.
If you want a relaxing day trip to the gorge without the hassle of driving, this is the way to go. Sit back in the comfortable air-conditioned bus and enjoy the the ride to our neighboring paradise.
For more information, visit the
Columbia Gorge Express website.