Car Hire from Portland Airport
Portland Airport (PWM, Portland International Jetport) serves Portland, Cumberland County in Maine. Maine is known for its outdoor adventures, vast countryside reserves and miles of coastline and the Portland area does not disappoint. Skyscanner can help you find the best Portland Airport car hire deal available.
Where to hire a car at Portland Airport
Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National all offer car hire from Portland Airport. They are all located in the car rental centre in the parking garage outside of the terminal.
Petrol Stations near Portland Airport
If you have hired a car with a full to full fuel policy you will need to ensure you refuel it close to the airport to avoid any excess charges.
The nearest petrol stations to Portland Airport is the Jetport Gas Station to the south of the airport on Western Avenue, 1.2 miles from the airport. If you are approaching the airport from the north there is a Gulf Oil station on exit 48 of the I-95. For those heading to the airport from Portland the closest gas station is a Mobil on Congress Street, 2 miles away.
Driving around Portland Airport
The Interstate-95 is a toll road which runs along Portland International Jetport connecting to the main destinations in Maine such as Augusta and Lewiston to the north and Biddeford in the south. If you would prefer to avoid tolls the I-295 runs along the coast via Portland and Freeport before it joins the I-95 at West Gardiner, south of Augusta.
If you are visiting Maine during the winter months you cannot park on the street overnight as snow bans are in place in order to keep the roads clear for snow ploughs to clear the roads.
Getting to your Destination
Here is our guide to some of the destinations near Portland Airport in Cumberland County, Maine that can be reached once you have hired a car from the airport.
Maine’s biggest city is a hotspot for foodies, shoppers, art lovers and of course those that want to experience Maine’s beautiful coast.
Portland Airport to Portland is a 10 minute, 4 mile drive along Congress Street and the I-295 heading north. There are plenty of parking lots in downtown Portland and there is a free parking policy in place, this gives you one hour of free parking for every parking stamp you collect from restaurants and shops you make a purchase from in the city.
The capital of Maine is a must visit for history lovers with the Old Fort Wester, the oldest surviving Fort in the USA, Maine State Museum, Maine Military Historical Society Museum and the Children’s Discovery Museum in the city.
Portland Airport to August is a 1 hour, 60 mile drive via the I-95 heading north.
The Maine Lobster Festival, Penobscot Bay sailing grounds which are considered to be some of the best in the world and the town’s art collection in the Farnsworth Art Museum attracts thousands of tourists to the town year after year. The town is also a popular port with ferry services departing from Rockland to the islands off the coast of Maine.
Portland International Jetport is a 1 hour, 45 minute, 81 mile drive via the I-295 N and US-1 N. The town of Brunswick is on the route and a great place to stop off at.