Unfortunately, there aren't any direct flights from Portland to Raleigh. If you're about to fly from Portland, OR (PDX-Portland Intl.) to Raleigh, NC (RDU-Raleigh - Durham Intl.), be prepared to change planes. Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Alaska Airlines operate on this route with just one stopover. Use the layover to stretch out your legs and get a bite to eat.
The quickest flight time from Portland to Raleigh is 5 hours and 17 minutes. Order your favorite wine from the drink trolley, get stuck into your travel journal or finish that podcast — you'll have enough time on this medium-haul trip.
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Flights from Portland depart from the Portland International Airport, located at 7000 NE Airport Way. The airport is approximately 22 miles south of downtown Portland and is serviced by 13 airlines, including Delta, Air Canada, Frontier and United. Orbitz.com makes it easy to book domestic and international flights from Portland. You don't have to scour the Internet to find cheap airline tickets. Orbitz.com searches all of the flights available to get you a ticket with a low fare.
The Portland International Airport offers long-term parking for $19 per day. If you plan to leave your car at the airport for more than 90 days, you need to make prior arrangements with the airport's parking office. You can take a taxi from downtown Portland to the airport for approximately $32, so if you plan to leave your vehicle for more than two days, taking a taxi to the airport is a cheaper option. Streetcars also run from the downtown area to the airport, and streetcar tickets cost $2.40. If you need transportation when you arrive at your destination, Orbitz.com can reserve a rental car for you.
If you want to grab a quick meal before your flight, the Portland International Airport has a variety of restaurant choices. You can stop in Starbucks or Coffee People for a quick snack. If you want a meal, you can eat at Wendy's, Sandoval's or Pizza Schmizza. Orbitz.com does more than book flights from Portland. The website has all of the tools you need to make sure your trip goes smoothly, giving you plenty of time to eat before your flight.
The Raleigh-Durham International Airport serves the greater Raleigh region, and it also acts as a major connecting airport for flights traveling the east coast. When you book one of the cheap flights to Raleigh through Orbitz.com, you will be able to choose from any one of the major domestic or international air carriers that service the airport, including AirTran, Southwest, Air Canada, American Airlines, Bahamas Air, Delta, JetBlue, United or US Airways. The airport is located roughly 18 miles northwest of the downtown Raleigh area, which is easily accessible via Route 40.
The RDU Airport Taxi Service offers transportation to the Amtrak, Greyhound or Triangle Transit bus stations for a low fare of $2. You can also use the RDU taxi service to get to your final destination. Fares to either Raleigh or Durham are roughly $30, while it will cost you $20 to get to Cary or $40 to get to Chapel Hill. Most major rental car services are available at the airport as well. When you purchase your air ticket through Orbitz.com, your savings might be enough to warrant hiring a private car service or limousine to ride into town in style.
Winters in the Raleigh area are mild, with temperatures ranging from the low 30s to low 50s. Summers can be hot, with temperatures ranging from the 70s to the 90s. Summer is the rainiest time of year in Raleigh, so be sure to pack a lightweight raincoat or umbrella to keep you dry.
History buffs and outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of things to do while in the Raleigh-Durham area. There are many museums where you can look back at life as it was many years ago, or simply visit one of the many civil war sites that dot the region. Enjoy the balmy weather as you go hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding, or simply have a quiet picnic in one of the many area parks. Whatever you choose to do while you are there, enjoy your stay and remember to use Orbitz.com the next time you need to find cheap flights to Raleigh.
^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.