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About Portland Intl. Airport

Construction of Portland International Airport which is the largest airport in the state of Oregon in the United States, began in Portland in 1935. After about five years of work the airport started to welcome passengers. In 1951, a new runway of eight thousand feet was built at Portland International Airport which gave the airport an international status. At Portland International Airport, 90 percent of passenger traffic in Oregon state and 95 percent of cargo transportation are met and is used as the airbase of the Oregon Air National Guard. As well as many states in the United States, there are permanent international flights to Canada, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Turkey, where the annual passenger average of the airport is around 20 million people.

Getting to the City Center from Portland Intl. Airport

There are many alternatives to get to the city center from Portland International Airport. At the airport, there are many private companies carrying passengers to the different parts of the city by different transportation options and systems. You can find out more about all the options you can use to reach the city center from the airport by applying to the ‘Ground Transportation’ desk and you can pick the most suitable alternative for your convenience.

The most common means of transportation used by the foreigners from abroad are taxi, tram and hotel shuttle services; however, you can also benefit from shuttle buses at the airport or you can rent a car.


You can see the taxi rank at the downstairs exit of the luggage delivery area. It takes about 20 minutes to go from the airport to the city center by taxi. The taxi fare to reach the city center is about 25-30 dollars. Taxis provide service as minivans as well as standard cars.

Shuttle Service

There are lots of private shuttle companies at the airport. You can easily arrive at the different points of the city by picking different transportation options. You can choose the option that best suits your needs by finding out about the routes, times and fares. It may take some time to find the best shuttle company, but the shuttle services are very comfortable and they provide a door-to-door service.

Rent a car

At the airport, there are communication points of the reliable international car rental companies. You can get to the city center in about 20 minutes by driving through the I-84 E highway. You can also rent a car with a driver.


The tram station is only 50 meters away from the luggage delivery area. You can easily reach the city center by taking the Max. Red Line tram.

Hotel Shuttle Service

Many hotels in Portland also offer airport shuttle services. This service can be a little more costly than the taxi fare; however, the shuttle waits out for you, you are welcomed at the luggage delivery area and you can enjoy going to your hotel without losing any time. If you want to take the advantage of the airport shuttle service, you should book your seat in advance.


Last Updated: 14 Dec 2016
Getting to Portland Intl. Airport from the City Center

The standard way to get to Portland International Airport from the city center is by taxi; you can also prefer tramway as public transportation. However, there are also many private companies that take passengers to the airport with luxury vehicles ranging from minivans to limousines.

Another practical and fast alternative is to benefit from the hotel’s airport shuttle service, if any. If you rented a car for your Portland tour, you can go to the airport by this car and deliver it to the authorized agency at the airport.


You can arrive at the airport by taxi from the city center in 20 minutes under normal traffic conditions. The cost of getting to the airport by taxi is about 25-30$.

Shuttle Service

There are a great number of private companies that take passengers from the city center to the Portland International Airport, where millions of passengers board in every year. You need to make a reservation in advance to take advantage of the services of these companies that work based on door to door system. Your hotel can provide you with contact information. The vehicles range from standard automobiles and buses to luxury minivans and limousines.

Rent a car

You can rent a car from many international or local companies in the city center. You need to drive on the I-84 E highway to get to the airport from the city center. You can arrive at the airport in about 20 minutes.


In order to get to the airport, you can take the Max. Red Line tram from the city center station. The pedestrian way from airport station to the terminal is only 50 meters.

Hotel Shuttle Service

Nearly all hotels have their own airport shuttle service. You can arrive at the airport in about 20 minutes making reservation in advance. It should be noted that this is a paid service and it may cost a little more than taking a taxi.

Airport Information

The Portland International Airport, the Oregon State’s largest airport, serves as both civilian and military airport. The airport hosts 90% of passenger flights and 95% of cargo flights. The Portland International Airport is located 12 miles north-east of the city.

At the airport, there are a great number of local and international restaurants, cafes and bars as well as all basic units such as cash dispensers, currency exchange offices, post offices and luggage lockers. The airport has a special policy on shopping. All stores operate under ‘tax free’ and they are not allowed to sell their products at higher prices.

Alaska Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines have lounge services at the airport. There is also a conference hall. Free wi-fi network is available for the passengers throughout the entire airport. A bike repair station and a mini cinema room are also available for your convenience.

Last Updated: 06 Dec 2016

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