Making your way to the Yamhill Valley

Portland International Airport is regularly rated one of the country's best airports.
Portland International Airport is regularly rated one of the country's best airports.

The great thing about the Yamhill Valley is that its away from the big city, a quiet escape from the fast-paced metropolis. To get here, you should consider renting a car.

Here’s some information about regional airports, care rentals and more to make your travel planning a little easier.


McMinnville has a municipal airport, but unless you have a pilot’s license and are charting
your own course, you will need to take a commercial flight to nearby Portland (PDX) or Eugene (EUG).

Portland International Airport - Oregon’s premier airport was ranked by the prestigious Conde’ Nast Traveler as the No. 1 American airport, based on customer satisfaction surveys. This comes as no surprise to us; we fly through PDX and we enjoy coming home.

The airport is approximately 50 miles from downtown McMinnville.

For questions about the Portland airport, visit

The following car rental companies have offices at the Portland airport.

• Avis: 503-249-4950, 800-331-1212
• Budget: 503-249-6331, 800-527-0700
• Dollar: 503-249-4793, 800-800-3665
• Enterprise: 503-252-1500, 800-261-7331
• Hertz: 503-249-8216, 800-654-3131

Eugene Airport – If you like a cozier airport, try Eugene’s Mahlon Sweet Field. It’s approximately 80 miles from McMinnville.

For more information, visit

To rent a car there, contact one of these companies.
• Alamo: 541-689-0015, 800-462-5266
• National: 541-689-0015, 800-227-7368
• Avis: 541-688-9054, 800-331-1212
• Budget: 541-463-0422, 800-527-0700
• Enterprise: 541-689-7563, 800-261-7331
• Hertz: 541-688-9333,800-654-3131


Take your own car or get a rental. Here are some other the distances from downtown McMinnville:
• Portland Amtrak Station - 42 miles
• Salem Amtrak Station - 32 miles
Driving distances and times may vary depending on route, destination and time of day.

Shuttle Services
Royal Shuttle makes a daily run from the coast, through the Yamhill Valley, to the Portland airport and back. Call 503-222-3317 or visit for departure and arrival times.

Take a Cab
Taking a taxi from a train station or airport is easy. Just pick one up at the cab stand. The
fare for the 50 miles from Portland to McMinnville will generally cost about $75 but be sure to confirm pricing yourself. If you’re planning to skip the rental car and take a cab from Eugene, be prepared to pay more than double that.

Call the cab companies in advance; they may negotiate a flat rate. When it’s time to go home, most cab companies will pick you up and tell you what your fare is before you leave. Call these companies for a lift.

• Supercab: 503-714-4224
• Shamrock Cab: 503-472-5333
• Jitney Taxi: 503-434-6000
• Rick Shaw Taxi: 503-883-3668


More inclined to use public transportation? Portland’s TriMet system includes a “Max” train to and from the airport. If you work your TriMet connections, you can arrive in Hillsboro and catch a Yamhill County Transit Area bus. Call 503-538-7433 or visit for a schedule. YC Transit fares are a dollar a ride, with passes available for less. TriMet fares are extra.

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