Getting to and from the Aiport

Portland International Airport (PDX) is currently served by 18 international and domestic airlines offering over 500 scheduled passenger arrivals and departures daily.

MAX Light Rail

The airport is located 9 miles northeast 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.
  • An adult ticket costs $2.50 (Youth $1.25, Honored Citizen $1). 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 11:50 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.

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Taxi/Lyft/Uber is readily available at the Portland International Airport (PDX) with an average fare of $30, plus tip one-way. If using Lyft/Uber, head outside from baggage claim and cross two lanes to island 2. The pickup location is right next to the info booth. Click on the hotel below for travel time and directions from PDX:

Hilton Portland Downtown – Approximately 11 miles/30 minutes

The Duniway Portland, A Hilton Hotel – Approximately 11 miles/30 minutes

DoubleTree by Hilton Portland – Approximately 9 miles/20 minutes

Courtyard by Marriott Portland – Approximately 10 miles/20 minutes

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 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.


When you leave the airport, you will find the shuttles at the bottom entrance of the terminal (outside the baggage claim area) on the other side of the second strip (“Island 2”) near the parking garage. Many airport hotels offer free services.

Getting to and from the Convention Center

MAX Light Rail

Hilton /Duniway to the Convention Center

Exit through the main lobby; turn left onto SW 6th Avenue for 1.5 blocks then left onto SW Yamhill Street. At the Pioneer Square South MAX station, board the Blue or Red Line train eastbound toward Portland Airport (red line) or Gresham (blue line). Exit the train at the Convention Center MAX station. 

Convention Center to Hilton/Duniway: 

At the Convention Center MAX Station, board a Blue or Red Line train westbound toward Hillsboro (blue line) or City Center & Beaverton (red line). Exit the train at the Pioneer Square North MAX station, turn left at the platform, then right onto SW 6th Avenue for 2.5 blocks. The hotel will be on your right. 

DoubleTree by Hilton Portland:    

Exit the main lobby and take a right on NE 11th Avenue. At the Lloyd Center NE 11th Avenue MAX station, board the Blue train westbound toward Elmonica/170th. Exit the train at the Convention Center MAX station.


Courtyard by Marriott Portland Downtown Convention Center

The Courtyard by Marriott Portland Downtown Convention Center is in walking distance from the Convention Center (approximately 6 minutes). Exit the main lobby of the Courtyard, turn right onto NE Wasco Street and then take a left at NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Pass by the Subway on the right. The Convention Center will be on your right.