How to Get to Portland

The Portland International Airport (PDX), located on the northeast side of Portland, is served by most major airlines. For specific PDX information visit or call (503) 460-4234 or toll free at (877) 739-4636. Once at the airport, transportation into the city is easily managed by the Max Light Rail system for less than $5. For more information on the Max light rail system, see below. PDX is very bike friendly, and features a bike assembly facility right in the airport! Click here for more information.

As with any city, there are many taxi / shuttle companies to choose from.

The Greyhound station is located in downtown Portland. For rate and schedule information contact Greyhound at or call (503)243-2361, toll free at (800)231-2222. If you're coming to Portland from Seattle, check out Bolt Bus, a new Greyhound service that offers cheap trips between the two cities -- and will take your bike!

The Amtrak station is located in downtown Portland at the historic Union Station. For rate and schedule information contact Amtrak at or call (503)273-4865, toll free at (800)872-7245.

Also, don't forget UBI's own Ride Share Board, maintained on our web site. If you have a ride to share, or need a ride to Portland, you can log on and post an announcement. This board is password protected and available only to registered UBI students.

Portland’s public transportation system, TriMet, is invaluable when confronting the city without wheels of your own. TriMet can get you anywhere you would like to go through their extensive bus and light rail system. The Max Light Rail can easily be taken from the Portland International Airport (PDX) into the city. Fares vary depending on your destination but an all day pass is $4.75 (rates are subject to change). For information, including maps and rates, visit To find the best route, use TriMet’s “Trip Planner” for route and fare information.



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