The Portland Maine Airport



The Portland Maine airport, officially known as the Portland International Jetport, always makes me smile, because if you've been to some major metropolitan airports around the world, this airport of ours will remind you of a bus station. You can stand in the middle of the terminal and stretch out your arms and practically touch either end - there's no getting lost in this airport!

It's simple, it's quick to navigate, takes about two minutes to get in and out of there - I love the Jetport.

Inexpensive? Parking here costs about half as much as parking at big-city airports, and you'll find that the nearby hotels are a fraction of the cost of other cities.

Not only is the Jetport less than ten minutes from Maine’s largest city, it's also a convenient gateway to the southern Maine beaches region, the mountains to the West, or north to Downeast Maine and Acadia National Park.

Very close to the airport you'll find a lively business center, charming shops, fine restaurants and Maine's largest shopping mall. For more information on all there is to see and do in Greater Portland and beyond, you can always stop by the Visitor Center in the passenger terminal.


Passenger Airlines the Portland International Jetport


Though you should always check with the individual airline, flights to Portland Maine can be found on:

  • AirCanada
  • AirTran
  • JetBlue
  • Continental
  • Delta
  • United
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Maine's premier private air charter company, Twin Cities Air Service, provides scheduled flights between Portland and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

If you need a car rental, the Jetport is home to almost all of the national car rental companies:

  • Avis
  • Hertz
  • Alamo
  • Budget

Access to limousines, taxis or vans or car rentals in Portland - all the information you need for ground travel is in one location right outside Baggage Claim.

If you're traveling without a car, the Greater Portland Transit District METRO provides bus service throughout Portland, Westbrook, Falmouth and the Maine Mall area of South Portland.

METRO Route #5 travels to and from the Portland Jetport into downtown Portland with connections to other METRO routes, Amtrak, South Portland Bus and ZOOM (with connections to Biddeford, Saco and Old Orchard Beach).


Portland Maine Airport Hotels


Looking for a hotel near the airport?

The Hilton Garden Inn is within walking distance, though they also provide shuttle service if the Maine weather isn't smiling on you that day...

Many other hotels and motels near the airport that offer convenient shuttles for when those flights to Portland Maine leave early or arrive late: among them are several local Holiday Inns, LaQuinta, Marriott hotels, EconoLodge, Days Inn, Eastland Park Hotel, Portland Harbor Hotel, and the Portland Regency.


Getting to York from the Portland Maine Airport


One of the reasons York makes an excellent Maine honeymoon destination (or family vacation) is the ease of travel to and from the Portland Maine airport.

Yes, you can fly into Boston's Logan airport as well, but getting in and out of Logan and Boston is a vastly different experience than getting in and out of Portland!

York, Maine, and the entire southern Maine seacoast region, is under an hour from the Jetport. 10 minutes or less from the airport will get you onto I-95, the Maine Turnpike, and from there it's an easy 45 minute ride south to Exit 7 in York, where an unforgettable Maine vacation awaits...

Happy Travels!


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