Sleeping in Airports

Portland Jetport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Portland Jetport Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Portland International Jetport.

What to Expect

Portland International Jetport consists of a small and homey terminal with 11 gates.  There are a limited number of eateries and shops on the airside, and a restaurant and newsstand on the landside. WiFi is available to help pass the time. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Where to Sleep

After security checkpoints close for the night, all passengers are restricted to the landside areas, and must re-clear security the next day when the checkpoints open. There are a few armrest-free benches near the baggage claim area, and a quieter area in the reception area of the airport’s management office. If you intend to sleep in this airport, reviewers suggest bringing a travel mat and/or travel blanket, as well as earplugs/noise-cancelling headphones and eyeshade. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges at the airport.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Portland Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport – (2 minutes from the airport) Located opposite the airport terminal entrance. You can walk from the airport or take the free shuttle, which runs from 4:00AM to Midnight. » Check Rates
  • Embassy Suites Portland – (2 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. For airport pick-up, use the courtesy phone in the baggage claim area. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Portland Jetport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Portland Jetport.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, Baggage Claim, 1st floor • Airside, opposite Gates 2 and 3.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts (Smarte Carte) are available throughout the airport. Rate: unknown.

Children’s Play Areas – Playport is located airside, near Gate 2.

Currency Exchange – Old Port Foreign Exchange will be opening a foreign currency counter on November 1, 2014. Location: Landside, Ticketing Counters.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, no 24-hour dining options were available. Here is a current list of restaurants in the airport:
» Landside: (1st Floor, Baggage Claim): Shipyard Brewport Restaurant • Snack Bar
» Airside: The Great American Bagel Bakery (Gate 3) •The Shipyard Brewpub (Gate 4) • Starbucks (Gate 7) • Burger King (Gate 9) • Linda Bean’s Maine Lobster Cafe (Gate 10).

Information Desk – A manned Visitor Information Booth is available. Location and Hours: Unknown. You will also find airport ambassadors throughout the airport providing assistance.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

As of February 2018, Portland Jetport airport is served by the following airlines: American Airlines • Delta • Elite Airways • JetBlue • United Airlines • Southwest Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

The Route #5 bus offers regular service between the airport and Portland Jetport in downtown Portland, with connections available to Amtrak, South Portland Bus, other METRO buses and the ZOOM shuttle system. For route maps, schedules and fare information, visit the GP METRO website.

Car Rentals

Car rental services are available in a designated area of the airport parking garage, connected to the airport terminal by a covered walkway. Onsite car rental agencies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service as a courtesy to their guests. Here are a few hotels offering airport shuttle service: Clarion Hotel   •   Comfort Inn Airport   •   Courtyard Portland Airport  •   Days Inn Airport/Maine Mall  •   DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland  •  Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland  •  Fairfield Inn Portland/ Maine Mall  •   Hampton Inn Portland Airport  •   Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport  •   Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites South Portland  •  Homewood Suites by Hilton Portland  •   La Quinta Inn & Suites Portland  •   Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks   •   The Westin Portland Harborview

Taxis

Taxis are available outside of the baggage claim area during airport hours of operation. At the time of this January 2018 update, the approximate fare to the Portland Downtown waterfront is $17. Depending on destinations, taxis can be metered or a flat rate applies. For current posted rates, visit the PWM Airport website.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.