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Metropolitan Area Express (MAX)

Gresham to Hillsboro east-west through downtown, Portland, OR 97209
+1 503-238-7433
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Max + google maps got me everywhere

As others have stated if you plan to stay in the portland, or vicinity there public transportation... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Long Beach, California
via mobile
easy, inexpensive and timely.

We took the max from Amtrak, the station is 1/2 block away, to downtown but Max also runs from the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Seattle, Washington
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Gresham to Hillsboro east-west through downtown, Portland, OR 97209
+1 503-238-7433
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As others have stated if you plan to stay in the portland, or vicinity there public transportation is a bargain. If you are planning your trip just get on google maps and type in your location and destination then see if public transportation is offered....More

Thank Hoben01
Reviewed yesterday

We took the max from Amtrak, the station is 1/2 block away, to downtown but Max also runs from the airport to downtown Portland. Each to get on. Each stop tells you how long until the next light rail arrives. The light rail was very...More

Thank man4pnw
Reviewed 2 days ago

This city is different from most US cities due to its Public Transport and MAX rail is one of the components. Never thought that a Light Rail line would pass from the heart of a city on a road as a Tram (Street Car). MAX...More

1  Thank Avinash671
Reviewed 2 days ago

Using the MAX helped save money going to and from the airport. I would recommend taking the MAX to anyone who is staying in downtown Portland.

1  Thank sipari_traveller
Reviewed 3 days ago

Love the MAX. Clean, fast, not overly crowded. Day pass is only $5. And there are plenty of stops along the way so you're never far from where you want to go.

Thank Kent R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The MAX system is amazing! From the doorstep of the airport to the doorstep of your hotel, Portland has an amazing train system. We purchased a week pass and it took us everywhere we wanted to go! Portland is a leader in moving people to...More

Thank Louise T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Portland has a train to take you all over the city and suburbs. They did one thing wrong though. They have no turnstiles to keep people from just hopping on. They try to control it with Transit Police checking tickets randomly. A lot of homeless...More

1  Thank Karen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's the quickest way to get to parts just outside of the city. If you are near downtown on the west side then it would probable help out a bit. If you can take it do it, fastest way around and cheapest.

Thank TheLoftins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fare is only $2.50 a day which will get you on any bus or the train. People are even friendly on-board.

Thank Karyn L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the MAX, especially being able to take it from the airport to downtown and beyond. Walk out the door of the airport and there is the trail. For only $2.50 for two an a half hours or $5 for the day you can...More

Thank krlynn
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you get to multnmah falls using MAX?
18 April 2017|
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Response from Robyn D | Reviewed this property |
No, but in the summer they run a special bus service to Multnomah Falls.
Rick M
Radisson Hotel Portland Airport
3 February 2017|
Response from pbeau21 | Reviewed this property |
Gets you to the airport. Maybe Radisson has shuttle from there
Regina C
Can you get to Eugene using Max?
6 September 2016|
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Response from Janet S | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so. This is a city / suburban service. Eugene is almost 2hours south of Portland on I5.