Portland, OR Airport Information
Portland International Airport (PDX)
Approximate taxi fare: $35.98 USD
A 20-minute drive from downtown, Portland International Airport is serviced by 17 airlines, with direct service from many large cities including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Detroit and Denver. About three million passengers pass through the airport annually, traveling to and from more than 50 nonstop destinations. Portland International is composed of one terminal and five concourses, served by three runways.
Thanks to the area's mild year-round weather, Portland International has only closed once for a period of over an hour in the past 20 years. To make traveling at the airport a more pleasant experience, travelers enjoy free wi-fi connectivity in most areas as well as no sales tax on food and drink purchases. The airport's conference center caters to business and event guests by providing meeting rooms and private computer work stations and business services. Long-term, daily and economy parking is available.
Airline carriers serving Portland International Airport
- Air Canada Jazz
- Alaska Airlines
- American Airlines
- Continental Airlines
- Delta Airlines
- Frontier Airlines
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Horizon Air
- JetBlue Airways
- Northwest Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
- United Airlines / United Express
- US Airways
Portland, OR Train Information
Portland Union Station
Portland is serviced by Amtrak's national passenger rail system with three routes passing through the city's Union Station depot. The Coast Starlight route runs between Los Angeles and Seattle; the Empire Builder runs between Portland and Chicago; and the Cascades commuter line runs between Vancouver, British Columbia, and Eugene, Oregon.
Portland, OR Public Transportation
TriMet operates Portland's buses and Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) light rail system.
Portland's buses run 94 routes, including many connections to the MAX light rail. Bus service is available to many of Portland's prime attractions, such as Washington Park, the Chinese Garden and the Oregon History Center. Fare is based on the number of zones traveled. A two-hour ticket for one zone is $1.40 for children ages 7-17 and $1.75 for adults. Fare for stops in the Fareless Square, an area around downtown Portland, is free.
MAX Light Rail
Light rail trains connect downtown Portland with the airport and suburb communities such as Beaverton and Hillsboro. Other notable stops include Washington Park, which offers convenient access to the Oregon Zoo, Hoyt Arboretum and the Children's Museum. Trains run daily from 4:30 AM to midnight. Fare is based on the number of zones traveled.A two-hour ticket for one zone is $1.40 for children ages 7-17 and $1.75 for adults. Fare for stops in the Fareless Square, an area around downtown Portland, is free.
The Portland Streetcar lends a European flair to the downtown area, servicing an 8-mile loop including the Cultural District, Pearl District, RiverPlace and Nob Hill. Streetcar stops are located every three to flour blocks throughout the route with a total of 46 stops. Fare is based on the number of zones traveled. A two-hour ticket for one zone is $1.75 for adults and $1.40 for children ages 7-17. Fare for stops in the Fareless Square, an area around downtown Portland, is free.
Portland, Oregon offers all the major car rental companies, including Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, Alamo, and Thrifty. Airport rental shuttles are found at the lower roadway closest to the garage.
The Portland metro area has close to 100 taxi companies providing transportation for the metered rate of $2.20 per mile. Taxis are available at the Portland International Airport and the average fare to downtown locations ranges between $25 and $30. Travelers should call to arrange for pick-up from areas other than the airport.