Train to plane for super spring break savings!


MAX Red Line adds service for later flights

Leaving via PDX for warm sun and spring break fun? Ride TriMet’s MAX Red Line to beat the airport parking blues and keep more green in your wallet. The Red Line is a cost-effective, convenient and easy way to get out of town, providing direct service to and from the terminal at Portland International Airport. Trains run about every 15 minutes most of the day with service starting at 3:31 a.m. at Beaverton Transit Center. We’re also now offering more service at night to help get you to and from later flights:

  • The last train from Beaverton TC to PDX now leaves Beaverton at 10:41 p.m.
  • The last train from PDX to Hillsboro now leaves the airport at 12:18 a.m.
  • New trips from Rose Quarter TC to PDX depart at 11:33 p.m., 12:08 a.m. and around 12:40 a.m.
  • New trips from PDX to Gateway TC, continuing to Ruby Junction/E 197th Ave, depart at 12:24 a.m., 12:56 a.m. and 1:24 a.m.

Got $5? Do the math and count the cash savings

When you take transit to PDX, you’ll also take huge savings to the bank. Spending five days away on spring break? At $10 a day for airport economy parking, that’ll cost you $50. Taxi fare from the Beaverton Transit Center to PDX  will cost over $65 one-way. That’s more than $130 round trip! MAX Red Line costs only $2.50 for an adult fare to get you there, and the same to get home. Your bags and luggage are welcome on board.

Tap on before taking off

You already have airlines tickets, so eliminate the need for another by picking up a Hop Fastpass™ card at a retail outlet before you use TriMet’s airport service. Just load money on the card, then tap the reader on the platform or on board the bus. Or just tap your phone equipped with a mobile wallet to pay your fare. Just remember to tap every time you board, especially if you’re making transfers, to validate.

Not Traveling by air? Connect to Union Station and Greyhound

 If flying is not your spring break style, but you still have a ticket to ride, you can also take transit to the train or bus. MAX Green Line, MAX Yellow Line and various TriMet bus lines serve Amtrak’s Union Station and the Greyhound Bus Terminal.

About MAX Red Line airport service

Millions of riders have enjoyed TriMet’s MAX Red Line airport service since it began in September 2001. It was the first train-to-plane connection on the West Coast and continues to serve as an ideal way to bypass traffic. The Red Line serves more than 20 stations between Beaverton and the airport. Transfer to the Red Line from other MAX or bus lines at Pioneer Courthouse Square, Rose Quarter Transit Center, Gateway Transit Center, or other stations. Plan a trip to the airport.