An Uber Guide to Portland International Airport

Uber Portland International Airport (PDX) – Uber PDX Airport Pickup & Drop Off Guide

Is Uber allowed at Portland Airport? Can Uber drop passengers off at PDX in Portland, Oregon?

Below, you’ll find our guide to Uber PDX Airport, for both Uber Drivers & Uber Riders.

Our PDX Airport guide has four sections:

  1. For Riders: Getting Picked Up by Uber at Portland International Airport
  2. For Riders: Getting Dropped Off by Uber at Portland International Airport
  3. For Drivers: Picking Up Passengers at Portland International Airport
  4. For Drivers: Dropping Passengers Off at Portland International Airport

1. Riders: Getting Picked Up by Uber at Portland International Airport

Can Uber pickup passengers at Portland International Airport?

Yes, anyone can use Uber’s services for pickups at Portland International Airport (PDX).

It’s worth remembering that, in addition to Uber’s booking fee & minimum fare: PDX Airport Authority imposes a $2.00 airport fee for all Uber pickups and drop-offs. Airport fees are charged only to Uber passengers (not drivers).

To request an Uber at PDX Airport, simply follow the steps below:

1. Choose your Uber Service

Open the Uber Ride App on your smartphone, and choose your preferred Uber service option.The following vehicle options are available at PDX Airport: UberX, UberXL, and UberSELECT.

2. Uber Passenger Pickup Location at Portland Airport:

Meet your Uber driver directly outside of baggage claim (located at the left end of the ‘first island’ outside PDX’s arrivals area). Specifically, this is the lower level north of Island One, marked with a sign that reads: Transportation Network Companies.

See the TNC Rideshare Pickup Area (in red, below):

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2. Riders: Getting Dropped Off by Uber at Portland Airport

All Uber Services are allowed to drop off passengers at PDX. Request an Uber vehicle as you normally would, and input the appropriate Portland Airport Terminal as your destination.

3. Drivers: Picking Passengers Up at Portland Airport

Uber drivers are required to wait for trip requests at a special staging lot, located near Portland Airport’s Terminals (see map below) at  8157 Northeast Air Cargo Road:

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Uber Drivers will not receive airport-based passenger requests if they wait anywhere outside this special TNC staging zone.

To receive an Uber trip request at Portland Airport, you must enter the staging lot, where you be automatically entered in a queue for pickup.

Receiving Requests at Portland Airport

Once inside the Lot, await trip requests from arriving Uber passengers at PDX.

Once you receive a trip request, accept the request, and drive towards PDX’s terminals.

Meet your Uber passengers outside of baggage claim (located at the left end of the ‘first island’ outside PDX’s arrivals area).

Uber passengers are instructed (by their App) to meet drivers immediately north of Island One, located on the lower level of PDX, near a special rideshare pickup zone marked ‘Transportation Network Companies’.

To navigate to the TNC pickup zone, stay in the left lane (marked ‘commercial vehicles’) when driving towards PDX’s lower level.

Use the far right lane to arrive at Island One.

Uber Passengers must only be picked up at the NORTH SIDE of Island One.

PDX Uber Pick-Up Map:

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4. Drivers: Dropping Off Passengers at Portland Airport

Drop off Uber passengers at the appropriate departure terminal, located on the upper area of PDX.

Follow signs marked ‘departures’, which will lead you to an elevated road. Stay in the far left lane. You will approach & enter the ‘commercial vehicles’ area (which is near the terminal passenger entrance area).

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Make sure your Uber Driver App is always turned ON when dropping passengers off at PDX.

Please note: PDX imposes a $2.00 charge for all Uber pickups and drop-offs, but the fee is charged entirely to the passenger (*no PDX Airport Fees are imposed on Uber drivers).

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