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Portland Union Station


800 N.W. 6th Avenue

Portland, OR  97209


Amtrak Code:  PDX


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Portland Union Station Information


North of downtown Portland, the station is located in a triangle between NW Irving and NW Broadway Streets and NW Naito Parkway.  It is part of Portland's Pearl District.  The entrance to the station is at the end of 6th St. north of Irving St.


Portland ranks as the 19th busiest Amtrak station handling over 530,000 passengers a year.  The station has three tracks handling Amtrak trains.  Three Amtrak lines depart from Portland:


  • Amtrak Cascades north to Vancouver BC and south to Eugene, OR


  • Coast Starlight north to Seattle, WA and south to Los Angeles, CA



The station is open from 7:15 am to 9:15 pm daily.  Both the ticket windows and the Quik-Trak machines are open anytime the station is open.  Checked baggage service is available from 7:45 am to 8:30 pm.


Portland Union Station Car Rentals


Avis and Hertz rental car companies will either pick you up at Union Station or reimburse your cab fare to their offices.  You can find out more at rental cars at Portland Union Station.  To find out more read our article on car rental at Portland Union Station.


Portland Union Station Hotels


There are a number of quality hotels close to Portland Union Station.  The Courtyard, Econo Lodge, and Crowne Plaza are just a brief cab ride away.  Also, the Crowne Plaza is located next to the MAX light rail line.  You can find out more at hotels at Portland Union Station.


Portland Union Station Arrivals


Arrivals into Portland Union Station can be checked at the Amtrak web site:  Please complete the "Train Status" box and click on "Next" to get the estimated and scheduled arrival times.  You can also check historical on-time performance on the same page.  Once inside the Main Terminal, you will find the baggage claim area on the far left of the waiting room.  We provide more information and details on arrivals at Portland Union Station.


Portland Union Station Departures


Check-in for your departing train at either the Amtrak ticketing windows or the Quik-Trak machine.  As you enter the station, you will find the ticketing office and Quik-Trak machine just inside the entrance of the station.  We provide more information and details on departures at Portland Union Station.


Portland Union Station Taxis


Taxis are available at the main entrance on NW 6th Avenue.   Taxis may carry up to 9 passengers with metered rates.  It costs about $30 to Portland International Airport and there is a $1.50 surcharge for taxis leaving  PDX.  To find out more about the local tariffs and contact details for the local cab firms visit our information on taxis at Portland Union Station.


Portland Union Station Buses and Streetcars


 PortlandUnion Station is located on the north end of the Portland Transit Mall that runs along NW 5th and 6th Avenues in downtown Portland.  There are numerous bus stops on the Mall and on nearby streets such as Broadway and Gilsan.  Four to five blocks west of  Portland Union Station on NW 10th and 11th Avenues is the streetcar service that run just beyond downtown.  Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation (TriMet) provides these services.  The good news is that all TriMet services including buses and streetcars are free within the downtown area and across the Willamette River to the Convention Center!  To other points in the metro area,  the bus and streetcars begins at $2.00.  For more details on routes and timetables visit our guide to buses and streetcars at Portland Union Station.


Portland Union Station Local Trains


The good news is that Union Station has a stop on the MAX Yellow and Green Lines that are part of the TriMet rail system.   These Max trains serve suburbs in mainly east and west of the city.  But the Green line goes down as far as Clackamas and the Red line serves Portland International Airport.  Also, you can transfer to the Blue or Red line to connect to the Westside Express Service commuter rail from Beaverton to Wilsonville during rush hours.  We provide full details on routes and timetables for local trains at Portland Union Station.


Portland Union Station Airport Transportation


There are many different options to reach Portland International Airport.  You can take the TriMet train service but it will cause you to change trains.  You walk one block south on NW 6th Avenue to the Union Station/NW 5th Avenue & Hoyt Street MAX Station.  You will board the MAX Green Line train to Clackamas Town Square.  You will get off the Green Line train at the Rose Quarter TC MAX Station and transfer to the MAX Red Line train to the Airport.  About 30 minutes later you will be at the airport.  The Adult All-Zone fare is $2.35.


The easiest option would be to reserve a Blue Star Airport Shuttle.  The fare should be around $14/person.  You can go to their website at  If you have three or more adults you may wish to consider reserving a car from Carmel Car and Limousine.  There vehicles start at $44 total (NOT per person).


Portland Union Station Parking


There are two parking facilities close to the train station.  For short-term parking, use the parking lot just west of the train station.  For long-term and overnight parking the Station Place garage at 1025 NW Station Way is two blocks away from the train station on the corner of NW Station Way and NW Marshall Street is the most convenient. For more details visit our guide to parking facilities at Portland Union Station.


Portland Union Station Bars & Restaurants


There are some restaurants and bars at Portland Union Station and others nearby.  For more details on the eating and drinking outlets at or near the station and to find out where they are located visit our guide to bars and restaurants at or near Portland Union Station.


Portland Union Station Shops


Passenger services at the station include ATMs and information desks . There is a newstand in the station. Located in the Pearl District area of downtown, there are a number of stores and services within walking distance of the station,  We provide full details of their locations at the shops at Portland Union Station. 


Portland Union Station General Information


Conceived by the architectural firm of Van Brunt & Howe, Portland Union Station was built by the Northern Pacific Railway and opened to passenger service in 1896.  It is the oldest major passenger train station in the west.  The building was constructed with brick, stucco and sandstone.  The 150 foot tower includes a Seth Thomas clock that still runs today.  It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.  We have provided more detailed information in our general information on Portland Union Station.


Portland Weather

For full details on the weather in Portlandand the surrounding area, as well as a 4 day forecast click on the link above.

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