If you are planning a flight to Portland
OR, there are a nice range of airlines to choose from.
All of the major west coast airlines make trips into the
Portland Airport, and there are often good deals available
on short flight from nearby cities such as Spokane, Seattle, and northern California cities. Finding cheap Portland airfares is much like finding
cheap airfare to other large cities.
The Portland Airport is found about ten miles north
of downtown Portland, so a drive to the airport, omitting
any hectic traffic, should not take too long. If you plan
to take a taxi to or from the Portland airport to the
downtown area, you can expect to pay somewhere in the
neighborhood of $30. If you are planning a flight to Portland
OR, note that an information booth is located in the baggage
claim station. Here, you can pick up some quick information
about getting a cab, finding a Portland hotel, or locating
other attractions in Portland like the Portland
Art Museum or the Oregon
Museum of Science and Industry.
If you don't want to take a taxi into the city after your flight to Portland Oregon, there are some other options. The MAX, Portland's light rail system, makes trips from the airport, as does the bus system. These are both fairly inexpensive ways to into town and generally leave from the airport once every 15 minutes and will have you in downtown in under 40 minutes.
To get to the airport, however, you'll of course
first need to find the right flight to Portland OR. Cheap
Portland airfares can be located by booking your vacation
as a package. If you plan to stay in a Portland
hotel or rent a car (there are rental car facilities
at the airport), you can always book these services together
to find the best deals on Portland airfare. Flying during
the week can also help to keep your Portland airfare costs
low. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, in particular, are generally
the best days to fly for cheap Portland airfares. You
can also try to find a flight to Portland Oregon in the
wee hours of the night, which will sometimes be offered
at a reduced cost due to the inconvenience of flying in
the middle of the night.
Although the city of Eugene also has an airport, Portland airfare will be less expensive
from just about anywhere in the country. When flying,
be sure to stay up to date on the latest regulations
for air travel. Make life easier by wearing shoes
that can be conveniently slipped off, as you will be asked
to remove your shoes. Only bring liquids in your carry-on
bag if they are in 3-ounce containers, and note that these
containers must be the original packaging. If you do carry
a laptop on the plane, take it out of its case when going
through security for screening.