Airport Name

Portland International Airport

Airport Location

The airport is located 14km (9 miles)
northeast of Portland.






+1 503 460 4234

Airport Overview

Terminal Transfer | Getting into Town | Car Parking | Information Desks | Airport Facilities

Portland International Airport is the busiest in the state, providing up to 90 per cent of the air traffic to Oregon. Nearly 15 million passengers pass through its gates each year.

While its name says international, flights to Portland International Airport are mostly regional with a few routes from Canada. Direct connections can be made to cities such as New York, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Honolulu, Seattle, Dallas, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Detroit, Salt Lake City, Denver and Los Angeles. Delta operates the airport’s only intercontinental route to Amsterdam.

The airport is attractive and relatively efficient, but tends to be ranked somewhere in the middle in terms of US airports. With no diversions more exciting than free Wi-Fi and an ice-cream cone from Baskin-Robbins, passengers coming through Portland International will find it as adequate as they require.

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Terminal Transfer

There is only one terminal, with separate south and north concourses connected by moving walkways.

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Getting into Town

Train: The TriMet MAX Red Line light rail service connects the airport to downtown Portland, with stops at Rose Quarter and Pioneer Square. The trip takes about 40 minutes and costs $2.35. The station is located on the lower level near baggage claim.

Bus: The HUT Airport Shuttle runs to every two hours to surrounding cities including Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Albany and Woodburn.

Taxi: Taxis are available outside the terminal. Fares are charged by the meter, and vary according to location.

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Car Parking

Short-term parking is adjacent to the terminal and costs $3 per hour or $24 per day. Long-term parking is $16 per day, and is connected to the terminal by tunnels with moving sidewalks. The economy lot is $10 per day (seventh day free) and is further away from the terminal, with free shuttles running regularly between 4am and midnight. There is also valet parking available for $10 per hour or $30 per day.

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Information Desks

There is an information desk in the terminal.

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Airport Facilities

Money and communications: There are banks, ATMs and mail-drop points throughout the airport. Public phones are available in the multiple service centres.

Luggage: There are no luggage storage facilities at the airport, however there are luggage mailing services.

Conference and business: The PDX Conference Centre provides facilities for groups of up to 65 people. Services include catering, audio-visual equipment, copy and fax services, private workstations, and computer kiosks.

Other facilities: Cell-phone charging stations, a barber shop, lost and found, bicycle parking and repair facilities, children’s play areas, and handicapped facilities.

Wi-Fi: Portland International provides free Wi-Fi access, available in about 70 per cent of the airport.

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About the author

Oonagh ShielContent Manager at Cheapflights whose travel life can be best summed up as BC (before children) and PC (post children). We only travel during the school holidays so short-haul trips and staycations are our specialities!

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