Portland International Airport - PDX

Portland, United States of America (US)

Getting around the airport

One main terminal with five concourses

Portland International Airport is located 12 miles northeast of downtown Portland. The passenger terminal complex is split into five concourses: Concourses A, B, C, D, and E.

  • The terminal forms an ‘H’ shape. Ticketing (upper level) and baggage claim (lower level) are in the centre while all the concourses are in the upper level.
  • On the main level behind the ticketing areas is the Oregon Market, which has restaurants, shops, and markets.
  • Between the concourses is a concourse connector after security, which runs from gate D1 to gate C1.
  • International Arrivals go to Concourse D to complete passport control and customs. Passengers then take a shuttle bus to the baggage claim level opposite carousel E.
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Getting into Portland

Light Rail, shuttles or taxi

Light Rail

The MAX light rail Red Line is the easiest way to travel to and from the airport. The trip takes approximately 40 minutes and trains depart approximately every 15 minutes. Some stops along the way include Rose Quarter, Pioneer Square North, Providence Park and Washington Park. 

Location: South Terminal, Concourse B, before security, lower level, next to south baggage claim area
Cost: USD 2.50 ride for 2.5 hours
Operating hours: 04:57-01:24 daily


A one-way trip to downtown Portland takes 20-40 minutes. 

Location: Centre section of the airport terminal’s lower roadway outside of baggage claim level and departures level
Cost: approximately USD 35 to downtown before gratuity


The Downtown Airport Express by Blue Star runs every 30 minutes and costs USD 14 one-way to down town and Lloyd Center/Convention Center hotels. 

Location: Centre section of the airport terminal’s lower roadway outside baggage claim, far side of Island #3
Cost: USD 14 one-way, USD 24 round-trip
Operating hours: 08:00-00:30

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Power outlets

Concourse service centers

Mobile device power charging stations are located in the service centers of Concourse A, C, and D:

Concourse A, airside, gate A2

Concourse C, airside, gate C4 and gate C14

Concourse D, airside, gate D7

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Car rental

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If you’re hiring a car, head to the ground transportation area. On-site rental companies are located in the parking garage across from baggage claim on the lower level of the main terminal.

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Long and Short Term Parking

Short-Term Parking

Conveniently located next to the terminal, this lot has more than 3,300 public parking spaces. Garage clearance is 8 feet except where posted. A skybridge on level 4 and tunnels connect the garage to the terminal. Six Electric vehicle charging stations are located on the fourth floor of the garage near the south skybridge.

Cost: $3/hr, $27/day

Long-Term Parking

The garage offers more than 3000 covered parking spaces, conveniently located near the airport terminal building. Tunnels and moving sidewalks connect the seven-story garage to the terminal. Garage clearance is 8 feet except where posted.

Cost: $3/hr, $21/day


The 7900-space Economy Lot is located near I-205 off of Airport Way. The lot has red and blue bus routes, which correspond to color-specific parking shelters. A staffed exit plaza serving the entire economy lot operates 24/7 and accepts both cash and credit cards. There is also a credit card only exit. Free parking shuttles run regularly to the main terminal every 7-9 minutes from 4:00 a.m. to midnight, and every 15 minutes from midnight to 4:00 a.m.

Parking shuttles drop off and pick up passengers at the terminal's baggage claim/lower level. All shuttles are wheelchair accessible.

Cost: $3/hr, $10/day - 7th day FREE

Payment Methods 
PDX accepts cash, debit cards, American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.

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