Transportation Information



Getting to Portland

Portland International Airport (PDX)

Portland is accessible through Portland International Airport (PDX). The airport is located a short distance (approximately 9 miles) from the Hilton Portland Downtown. Visit www. for information about the airport.

Getting To and From the Airport

Light Rail

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 Portland Airport and downtown takes about 38 minutes.
  • An adult ticket costs $2.50 (Youth / Honored Citizen $1.25). Get the latest ticket and pricing information on the TriMet website.
  • 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 11:50 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 the Red Line page on the TriMet website.


The average taxi fare from the airport to downtown is approximately $35 before gratuity. The one-way trip takes 20-40 minutes. You can find taxis waiting in the center section of the airport terminal’s lower roadway outside of the baggage claim; to get back to the airport from the city center, you can order a cab through the city’s main operators or from a hotel with a dedicated taxi stand.


Using Uber, Lyft or Wingz?

At PDX, just as you would elsewhere, use the Uber, Lyft or Wingz apps to request your ride. Make sure you download the app and have a payment method before you arrive at the airport. The average cost to get downtown is between $30 - $45.

Where to pick up your ride?

Follow signs to baggage claim, make sure you are on the lower level. Once you have your luggage in hand and are ready to go, request a ride and head directly to Island 2 outside of baggage claim.


Getting Around Portland

Once downtown Portland, getting around is easy and attractions are available by walking or by the MAX Light Rail system. 






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