Portland is relatively easy to negotiate on foot, with plenty of attractions within walking distance. The Old Port is worth exploring, as is the Downtown Arts District. A car is worth hiring if visitors are exploring the wider region and parking is readily available.
Tickets get stamped for an hour's free parking at a number of downtown locations. The Greater Portland Transit District METRO provides good bus coverage of the Portland area, while Uber and similar ride-hailing apps and taxi services are available.
Portland International Jetport
Portland International Jetport is located four miles (6km) from central Portland.
Portland International Jetport (PWM)
LocationPortland International Jetport is located four miles (6km) from central Portland.
Getting to the city
The Greater Portland Transit District METRO provides bus service throughout the region. Route 5 connects the airport to downtown Portland, where transfers can be made to Amtrak, Greyhound, and other long-distance transport options. Taxis and ride-hailing apps are also available.
TimeGMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Car rental firms at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National.
Taxis are available at the airport, with flat rates to most towns in the area. A surcharge is usually added to airport pick-ups.
Facilities in the Jetport include a full-service restaurant, ATMs, a Starbucks, an electronics shop, a gift shop, and a visitor information desk. Disabled facilities are good. Several airport hotels are located near the airport.
Short-term parking is free for the first 30 minutes and $1 per half an hour after that. However, the cost quickly adds up with a $48 daily maximum. Medium to long-term parking is available for a daily rate of $14.