Portland International Airport (PDX): Traveling to Portland Oregon
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Travelers have named Portland International Airport (PDX) the best airport in the United States four out of the last five years in the Condé Nast Traveler Business Travel Awards.
The airport is located nine miles north of downtown Portland and is conveniently connected to the city center via MAX light rail train.
The MAX light rail Red Line is the easiest way to travel to and from the airport. Here are some quick facts:
- The trip between the airport and downtown Portland takes about 38 minutes.
- An adult ticket costs $2.50 (Youth $1.65, Honored Citizen $1). MAX ticket machines return change in coins, so small bills are recommended.
- You can roll your luggage on board.
- The first train of the day arrives at PDX at 4:45 a.m. The last train departs PDX at 11:58 p.m.
- The MAX station and ticket machines are located on the lower level, next to the south baggage claim area (turn right at the base of the escalator). View airport map.
For complete schedules and more information, visit www.trimet.org/schedules/maxredline.htm.
The average taxi fare from the airport to downtown is approximately $35 before gratuity. Radio Cab offers a discount with coupons available on their website. The one-way trip takes 20-30 minutes.
The Downtown Airport Express runs every 30 minutes and costs $14 one-way and $24 round-trip to downtown and Lloyd Center/Convention Center hotels. Other shuttle services are available, and many airport hotels provide free shuttles.
The following links take you directly to some of the most useful pages on the airport’s website: