Portland International Airport

Portland International Airport (PDX)


Close to 15 million passengers pass through Portland International Airport each year. It is the busiest airport in Oregon and accepts flights from across the United States and Canada. There is also one intercontinental flight to and from Amsterdam.

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. A laptop or tablet device is recommended for those passengers spending a couple of hours in the airport.


The airport is situated nine miles (14km) from downtown Portland.

Getting to the city

Portland's MAX light rail system serves the airport, connecting to the heart of the city, for a fare of around $2.50, and with a travelling time of around 40 minutes. 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, on the baggage claim and departure level.


GMT -8 (GMT -7 from March to November).


Tel: Toll free 1 877 739 4636 or (503) 460 4234.

Car rental

The Car Rental Center on the first floor of the parking garage includes Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise and Hertz offices. Alamo/National and Thrifty have kiosks outside the Car Rental Center.

Airport Taxis

The airport is served by taxis, although they may need to be ordered by telephone for late night arrivals. Taxi rates are regulated and the fare to downtown should be about $30. Reputable providers include Broadway Cab Company and Green Cab.


The airport has several ATMs, a currency exchange bureau, and a shopping mall called the 'Oregon Market', which includes restaurants, coffee bars and a pub. There is also a postal service, information desks 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 and with a direct connection to the I-205 highway. Valet parking costs about $10 per hour or $30 per day. Short-term parking starts at around $3 per hour and costs $27 per day. Long-term parking costs about $21 per day and economy parking is $10 per day.

Departure Tax





Flights to Portland International Airport can be booked on a number of airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, United, and US Airways.


Free wifi is available throughout most of the airport.

Business Lounges

Workstations, computer kiosks, copy and fax services are all available at the PDX Conference Centre.

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