Portland Airport Checkpoint Wait Times

Portland Airport

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Approximate security wait times for at each TSA checkpoint.

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    Portland International Airport (PDX) TSA Security Wait Times Information

    TSA Wait Times PDX

    Portland International airport wait times can vary greatly during the day, and of course on busy travel days and holiday periods.

    Portland Airport Flight Delays

    Before you head to the airport, be sure to check PDX Arrival Delays, PDX Departure Delays, or use iFLY’s PDX Flight Tracker.

    PDX Airport Security Checkpoints - Location and Hours

    Portland Airport has a main terminal with 2 security checkpoints. Passengers can access all gates from either either security checkpoint. The hours shown below are subject to change:


    PDX Concourse A/B/C Checkpoint

    Gates: A, B, C Gates

    Type: All passengers and TSA Pre

    Hours: Daily, 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    TSA Pre Hours: Daily, 4:00 AM - 7:30 PM (Can use PreCheck at D/E Checkpoint)


    PDX Concourse D/E Checkpoint

    Gates: D, E Gates

    Type: All passengers and TSA Pre

    Hours: 24 hours/7 Days

    TSA Pre Hours: Opens daily, except 2:00 PM - 5 PM (Can use PreCheck at A/B/C Checkpoint)


    TSA PreCheck at PDX

    PDX TSA Pre Lanes can be found at all security checkpoints. As the TSA operates these special checkpoints, the hours may be different from the Terminal operating hours. See the TSA Pre schedule the specific hours for the date and time you are traveling.

    PDX TSA wait times can be cut down considerably if you participate in the TSA Pre program. You can even sign up for TSA PreCheck before your next PDX flight - there’s an enrollment center is NOT located at the PDX airport. According to the TSA, there are 2 enrollment centers within 5 miles of the airport. 

    TSA PreCheck passengers can enjoy reduced PDX airport wait times, and in most cases you don’t have to remove your: shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets. For more information and to enroll/pre-enroll, visit the TSA website.

    About Portland International Wait Times

    PDX Airport TSA wait times shown on this site are approximate and can vary based on several factors including severe weather, TSA staffing, airport construction, etc.

    PDX security wait time forecasts are made leveraging flight volume data and TSA staffing models. Using advanced data science, PDX airport security wait times are projected, that barring extreme outliers, are within five minutes in accuracy, as validated by large US airlines. The TSA urges all travelers to arrive at the airport well in advance of scheduled flight departures and has provided Portland International airport security wait times as a helpful guide to assist in travel planning. Please be sure to check with your airline for ticket counter wait times as well as possible changes to flight schedules, as these and other factors influence your decision regarding how early to arrive at PDX. Please be aware that each airline has a recommended arrival time and even stricter required arrival times.

    All airlines require that you arrive at the check-in counter, the flight's departure gate and even onboard and in your assigned seat a prescribed amount of time before the flight's scheduled departure time. The amount of the advance arrival time required varies depending on the airline you are using. Most airlines' conditions of carriage state that with many of their tickets, failure to arrive at the check-in counter, the flight's departure gate and your assigned seat a prescribed amount of time before the flight's scheduled departure time may cause you to be denied boarding and cause you to forfeit any refund or other compensation due for the unused ticket even if you have advance seat assignments and advance boarding passes.