TriMet’s new, overnight bus service to Portland International Airport taking flight


Line 272-PDX Night Bus will compliment MAX Red Line service, making transit an option for getting to or from PDX, any time of day

TriMet crews install bus pole for Line 272-PDX Night Bus

Round-the-clock transit access to Portland International Airport is about to lift off. On Sunday, Sept. 2, TriMet will launch the Line 272-PDX Night Bus. The new line will serve PDX between about 2 a.m. and 4 a.m., when our MAX Red Line is not in service. The combination of bus and light rail service creates a 24-hour connection to the airport, whether your final destination is a job or an airplane!

“Line 272 will fill a gap in our service to PDX and provide a critical link for workers at the airport and neighboring businesses,” said TriMet Chief Operating Officer, Maurice Henderson II. “It makes transit an option, no matter when the work day starts or ends. It’s also a bonus for travelers, who will be able to take the bus for those early morning flights and avoid the cost of a cab, ride-hailing service or parking spot.”

With Line 272, getting to the airport is just $2.50 for an adult and $1.25 for Honored Citizen or Youth fare. Children six and under ride free. Line 272 will serve stops on NE Airport Way, 82nd Avenue, East Burnside and SE Stark. Buses will run on the hour, with departures from PDX at 1:53 a.m., 2:53 a.m. 3:53 a.m. Riders can transfer to Line 20-Burnside/Stark, which we are upgrading to 24-hour service, also on Sept. 2.

Line 272-PDX Night Bus stop stands adjacent to MAX Red Line Station

The addition of overnight bus service to PDX continues a long-standing partnership between TriMet and the Port of Portland. In 2001, when we opened our MAX Red Line, we created the first “train-to-plane” service on the West Coast. Line 272 extends the reach of that service, providing safe and reliable transit access to the airport all day, every day.

TriMet’s largest single service expansion ever

Line 272-PDX Night Bus is part of TriMet’s largest-ever single expansion of service. On Sept. 2, we’re also bringing 24-hour service to two bus lines, expanding our Frequent Service network and splitting our longest line to keep buses running on time. Buses will run earlier and later on some lines, with added midday and weekend trips on others, creating better connections with shorter wait times. Learn more at