Portland International Airport (“PDX”) is currently served by 17 international and domestic airlines offering more than 425 scheduled passenger arrivals and departures daily. Travelers named PDX the best airport in the United States in Travel + Leisure surveys in 2013 and 2014 and four times from 2006 to 2010 in the Condé Nast Traveler Business Travel Awards. Easy light rail connection to downtown, free Wi-Fi, great local food and drink (including microbrews and craft spirits) and tax-free shopping with no markups are just a few of the reasons PDX has been rated as the best!
The airport is located nine miles northeast of downtown Portland and is conveniently connected to the city center via MAX light rail train.
The MAX light rail Redline is the easiest way to travel to and from the airport. The MAX trains run about every 15 minutes most of the day, every day. Around town – MAX has 4 other lines, all of which run through downtown Portland and head out to the suburbs.
All are located in the center section of the airport terminal’s lower roadway on the baggage claim and departure level. The average taxi fare from the airport to downtown Portland is $35 before gratuity. The one-way trip takes 20-40 minutes depending on traffic flow and time of day. Click here for more information and links to some transportation companies.
Union Station is served by three Amtrak passenger trains:
Amtrak Cascades: Multiple departures daily between Vancouver, BC – Seattle – Tacoma – Portland – Salem – Eugene.
Coast Starlight: Daily departures between Seattle – Portland – Los Angeles (including Santa Barbara, the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento).
Empire Builder: Daily departures between Chicago – Milwaukee – St. Paul/Minneapolis – Spokane – Portland/Seattle