Travelers have named Portland International Airport (PDX) the best airport in the United States four out of the last five years in the Condé Nast Traveler Business Travel Awards.
Portland International Airport (PDX) is located nine miles north of downtown Portland and is conveniently connected to the city center via MAX light rail train.
The MAX light rail Red Line is the easiest way to travel to and from the airport.
Here are some quick facts:
- The trip between the airport and downtown Portland takes about 38 minutes.
- A one-way adult ticket costs $2.35USD. A “two-zone” ticket is required to reach the convention center or downtown. MAX ticket machines return change in coins, so small bills are recommended.
- You can roll your luggage on board.
- The first train of the day arrives at PDX at 4:45 a.m. The last train departs PDX at 11:58 p.m.
- The MAX station and ticket machines are located on the lower level, next to the south baggage claim area (turn right at the base of the escalator). View airport map.
For complete schedules and more information, visit www.trimet.org.
Union Station: Traveling to Portland by train.
Union Station, with its elegant architecture, 50-foot-tall clock tower and cheerful “Go By Train” neon sign, is a Portland landmark.
The station is located at the foot of the Broadway Bridge in Old Town/Chinatown, just minutes from the center of downtown. Union Station is within the Free Rail Zone, a 330-square-block area in the central city where there is no charge for light rail and streetcar rides. The Portland Transit Mall, which carries many bus lines, as well as the MAX light rail Green and Yellow lines, is one block from Union Station.
Union Station is served by three Amtrak intercity passenger trains:
With three daily departures between Seattle and Portland, as well as daily service to Vancouver, B.C., and Eugene, Ore., the Amtrak Cascades is a convenient link to the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia.
The Coast Starlight operates daily, connecting the West Coast’s most popular destination cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle.
Running daily, the Empire Builder begins in Portland and heads east to Chicago with stops at Whitefish, Glacier National Park, Minot, Minneapolis, Milwaukee and other locations.