Portland Airport Parking Made Nice And Easy!

PDX makes your Portland airport parking a breeze....as far as airport parking goes. Anytime you are heading into the airport, PDX or otherwise, there is always that unavoidable lump in your throat, dreading ever getting in and the equally scream-worthy....ever getting out! Not to worry, though!

portland airport tower

As busy as it may be, parking at the Portland airport is accommodating. Of course, saving money on airport parking is going to make any stress a lot more bearable.

As you make your way toward PDX on Airport Way, look for the blue signs to direct youto exactly where you want to go and where you wish to park your vehicle. Everything is well laid out, but it's always best to give your full attention to where you're headed so you don't end up making a wrong turn.

parking portland airport

As you make your way toward PDX on Airport Way, look for the blue signs to direct you to exactly where you want to go and where you wish to park your vehicle. Everything is well laid out, but it's always best to give your full attention to where you're headed so you don't end up making a wrong turn.

Upon entering a Portland airport parking lot, take your ticket from the dispenser and keep it with you. You'll need it once you leave. Present it to the cashier in the booth near the exits, pay your fee and you're on your way (if you happen to be in any of the garages, you can opt to use any of the Quick Pay machines). Alternately, you can also use your credit card to pay at the entrance machine. Insert it when you come in and do it again when you exit. No ticket is needed.

PDX parking takes all the major credit cards and debit cards. Fees range from about $3 an hour up to $24 a day, depending on which lot you select. Bicycles and motorcycles can be parked for free. Just look for the signs.

All lots are very well lit, fenced and secure, and open around the clock. Shuttles are running, non-stop, to pick you up and return you to your car, should you be in a lot that is a good distance from the main building. Sky bridges wind their way from the lots to the terminal to make the transfer of yourselves and your luggage a treat. PDX has you covered! ;) 

Now, if you are simply dropping someone off or picking them up, you can pull right up to the curb on the upper or lower levels to do so. No problem whatsoever. You are not allowed to leave your vehicle unattended, of course, but a quick hit and run for your loved ones is fast and easy. If you plan on being longer, you should consider using the Portland airport parking garage right across the street from the main terminal.

Save On Airport Parking

Here are your other options when parking at the Portland airport:

  • Economy Lots - Your 7th day is free. There are red and blue areas that are right off I-205 as you come in. You can easily catch a passenger tram to the airport from those lots.
  • Short-Term Lot - With over 3,300 spaces available, these lots are conveniently located across from the terminal building.
  • Long-Term Airport Parking - Parking shuttles are there to take you to and from the airport terminal and run about every 7 minutes until midnight. From 12 until 4am, you can catch them every 15 minutes. Tunnels and moving sidewalks take you right into the terminal.
  • Portland Airport Parking Garages - Adjacent to the main terminal, parking garages are available, you can get in and out of the airport via pedestrian bridges.

The Portland Airport has a convenient parking option called Credit Card In/Out. When parking in any Long-term, Short-term, or Economy Lot, simply insert your credit card into a dispenser and find a parking space. When ready to leave, drive to the parking exit plaza and re-insert the same card. It will spit out a receipt and charge your card for the time spent at PDX. No need to keep track of a ticket!

portland airport shuttle

You can also take advantage of valet parking, if you're feeling especially yuppy. ;) Once again, just follow the signs.

Disabled parking is available and at discounted parking rates. 

As you can see, PDX tries very hard to make your experience there a pleasant one. They know that sometimes a flight can be stressful. Parking at the Portland airport should not be a part of that stress.


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