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About Portland International Jetport (PWM)

The busiest airport in Maine, Portland International Jetport is a short distance from the state's main city, Portland. Our Portland International Jetport guide includes information on terminal facilities, airport contact details, public transportation options and nearby hotels.

Information:

There is a visitor information desk on the ground floor of the terminal (tel: +1 207 756 8312).

Website:

http://www.portlandjetport.org

Driving directions:

Coming from the north or south, take exit 46 of the Maine Turnpike, go through the toll booth and turn right. The entrance to Portland International Jetport is straight ahead.

When coming from the north on Interstate 295; after passing downtown Portland, take the exit marked 'Congress Street 5B'. Continue west past Westgate Shopping Centre and the entrance to Portland International Jetport is 2km (1.3 miles) further, on the left.

Airport Info

Code:
PWM
Address:



Location:

Portland International Jetport is located 3km (2 miles) to the southwest of central Portland.

No. of terminals:
1
Telephone:

+1 207 774 7301

Time Zone:
Eastern Standard Time
GMT -0500

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus:Greater Portland Transit District METRO (tel: +1 207 774 0351; www.gpmetrobus.com) operates bus 5 into central Portland, stopping at the central train and bus stations. The journey time is about 30 minutes and the fare is US$1.50.

Taxi:A taxi service (tel: +1 207 879 1903) is available from the first morning flight to the last flight in the evening. Fixed flat rates apply to many journeys and the approximate fare to central Portland is US$17.

Terminal facilities

Money:

ATMs are available both pre- and post-security.

Food:

There is a good selection of cafés and restaurants on the first level of the terminal building. Among these is a café offering takeaway Maine lobster, a pub and several fast-food outlets. An additional pub/restaurant is located in the public area on the ground floor.

Shopping:

Shops at Portland International Jetport include news stands, a gift shop and two outlets selling specialist Maine produce.

Luggage:

There are no luggage storage facilities at Portland International Jetport. For items that have been lost or found in the terminal, call the Portland Police Airport Office (tel: +1 207 756 8320). Luggage trolleys are available on the ground floor, both inside and outside of the terminal concourse.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

The business centre is located in the area between gates 7 and 8, just beyond the Maine Gate lounge. Facilities here include a photocopy machine and seven workstations – each of which features a telephone, while some are also equipped with high-speed internet connections. Meeting and conference rooms can be found at several local hotels, including the Hilton Garden Inn (tel: +1 207 828 1117; hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com), which is within walking distance of the airport.

Disabled facilities:

Portland International Jetport is fully accessible to disabled travellers, with lifts and ramps where needed. Passengers requiring special assistance should notify their airline at the time of booking and contact the airport in advance of travel.

Car parking:

The short- and long-term covered parking area is connected to the terminal by a covered walkway. Further long-term parking can be found in a surface car park near the terminal. A complimentary 'cell phone waiting lot' near the Arrivals area is available for those collecting passengers. For more information, call Standard Parking Corp (tel: +1 207 772 7028).

Car rental:

Car hire companies at Portland International Jetport include: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National. Car hire desks are located in a central car rental area in the covered car park immediately outside the terminal.