2018 National Title IV-E Roundtable

Travel Information

Travel to and from airport
The airport is located 9 miles (14.5 km) northeast of downtown Portland and is conveniently connected to the city center via The MAX Light Rail train.

The MAX Light Rail
The MAX Light Rail red line is the easiest way to travel to and from the airport and conveniently leaves from a stop right outside baggage claim.

Important Information:
  • The trip between the airport and downtown Portland is approximately 38 minutes.
  • The first train of the day arrives at PDX at 4:45 a.m. The last train departs PDX at 11:50 p.m.
  • An adult ticket costs $2.50, youth tickets are $1.25, and honored citizen tickets cost $1. MAX ticket machines return change in coins, so small bills are recommended.
  • 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). 
  • You can roll your luggage on board.
For the complete MAX Light Rail schedule information, visit: 
All other modes of transportation (cabs, ride share, and shuttles) are also available on the lower roadway across from baggage claim.