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Portland International Airport

Portland International Airport (PDX)


Millions of passengers pass comfortably through Portland International Airport each year. It is the busiest airport in Oregon and welcomes flights mainly from across the United States and Canada. Portland International Airport doesn't offer too many passenger amenities and there are often traffic jams en route to the airport. It is best to allow some extra time when picking up or dropping off passengers.


The airport is situated 13 miles (21km) from downtown Portland.

Getting to the city

Portland's MAX Light Rail system serves the airport, connecting to the heart of the city. There's a travel time of around 40 minutes and trains depart roughly every 15 minutes. Taxis, shuttles, buses, and rental cars are also available. All transportation pickups occur on the airport terminal's lower roadway which is on the baggage claim and departure level.


GMT -8 (GMT -7 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).


Tel: (503) 460 4234 or toll free (877) 739 4636

Car rental

The Car Rental Center on the first floor of the parking garage includes Avis, Dollar, Enterprise, National, and Hertz offices.

Airport Taxis

There are a few taxi companies which serve the airport. They may need to be ordered by telephone for late night arrivals. Reputable providers include Broadway Cab Company, Flat Cab and Radio Cab Company.


The airport has several ATMs, a currency exchange bureau, and a shopping mall which includes restaurants, coffee bars, and pubs. There is also wifi, a postal service, an information desk, and a state-of-the-art conference centre.


Portland International offers ample parking options, including long-term and economy in close proximity to the terminal building. Valet parking costs about $10 per hour or $35 per day. Short-term parking starts at around $3 per hour and costs $27 per day. Long-term parking costs about $24 per day and economy parking is $12 per day.



Free WiFi is available throughout the airport.

Business Lounges

Workstations, computer kiosks, copy, and fax services are all available at the PDX Conference Centre. It has up to seven rooms, with the ability to host groups of five to 65.

Portland International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.