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Shuttle bus options

Purchase shuttle tickets here

There are several shuttle options: 

  1. Linfield Shuttle. To reserve a place on the Linfield shuttle, purchase a Shuttle Service ticket using the link above. You will receive an email confirming your reservation request. The shuttles will be signed up on a first-come, first-served basis. The Shuttle Service costs $60 per student for a one-way trip. Linfield contracts with this shuttle service only.

    To cancel a shuttle request, you must email at least five business days before the date of the shuttle. Unlike in previous years, you will not be prompted to cancel your shuttle request from the Office of Student Activities. By purchasing a Shuttle Service ticket using the link above, our office will assume you are riding that shuttle. If you do not cancel your reservation at least five business days before the date of the shuttle, we will not refund your ticket. 

    If it is the day of the shuttle ride and you need to speak to someone about your ticket or reservation, please contact Great Ride Shuttle company directly at 888-968-4083. Please see below for more information about the Great Ride Town Car Shuttle.

  2. Caravan Shuttle: The Caravan Shuttle leaves from the Best Western hotel, 2035 SW Hwy 99 W, McMinnville, (1.3 miles from Linfield University) once a day at 10:30 a.m. to go to the Portland Airport. The Caravan shuttle returns from the airport at 2:00 p.m., arriving in McMinnville at 3:30 p.m. The cost is $52 with a credit card and $47 cash one way.
    Visit Caravan Shuttle for more information, fees and booking a ticket. Per the Caravan Shuttle website, they are currently not picking up at PDX. We will monitor the page and give updates when available.

  3. Other shuttle and Public Transportation options: 


***All passengers must wear a mask while riding the shuttle until further notice. Failure to comply will result in losing your spot on the shuttle and we will not refund your ticket.***

McMinnville to Portland

  • Shuttles pick up passengers on campus in the Pioneer Parking Lot (between Pioneer Hall and Riley Campus Center).
  • Shuttles depart at the time listed on the ticket - a 6 a.m. shuttle will leave campus at 6 a.m. The shuttles will go to the airport first, and then make a stop at the train station if needed.
  • The drive to the airport takes 1.5 hours but can take longer depending on traffic. 

Portland to McMinnville 

  • Please meet the shuttle in the door-to-door transportation area at PDX, which is across the street from the baggage claim, or outside of the Train Station.
  • Shuttles depart near the time listed on the ticket - an 8 p.m. shuttle will leave the airport around (but not before) 8 p.m.
  • Shuttle drivers do have a manifest list and will wait a reasonable amount of time for their passengers.
  • If no one has scheduled a ride 72 hours prior to the scheduled shuttle bus, Linfield will cancel the shuttle. 

 2022-23 Linfield shuttle schedule

The schedule is fixed and we are unable to add additional shuttles.  Students are encouraged to look at the other shuttle options on this page if they need other travel options.



Spring semester

Shuttle from Portland to McMinnville (beginning of spring semester): shuttle1.png

  • 11 a.m. on February 6
  • 6 p.m. on February 6

Spring Break

Shuttle from McMinnville to Portland: 

  • 6 a.m. on March 24
  • 6 a.m. on March 25

Shuttle from Portland to McMinnville:

  • shuttle2.png8 p.m. April 2

End of the year

Shuttle from McMinnville to Portland: 

  • 6 a.m. on May 26
  • 6 a.m. on May 27

Other transportation options

Book your own door-to-door shuttle

  • The one that the college uses for the shuttle program is:
    Great Ride Town Car
    Phone: 888-968-4083
  • There are a number of other door-to-door options.
    Due to the distance from McMinnville to the Airport, the cost of booking a shuttle can range from $100-200.

Public transportation

  • To start, you would take a bus from the McMinnville Transit Center to Hillsboro and then take the Max Line to the airport.  This will take approximately two hours and 15 minutes.  Please check the links to understand the timetables and routes. Check the websites to determine the current cost of the transportation and you will need to bring the exact amount for the bus; you can use a credit card for the Max ticket.
    • Yamhill County Bus Information. Take the bus to Hillsboro leaving the McMinnville Transit Center, which is located at 800 NE Second Street. When you exit the bus, it is a short walk to the Max Line. Take the Max Blue Line east of Beaverton Transit Center. Change to Red Line in Beaverton Transit Center — Red Line will take you to the door of the airport. Max Line Information.
      • This journey will take approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.
      • Please check the links to understand the timetables and routes. Check the websites to determine the current cost of transportation. You will need to bring the exact change for the bus or use a credit card for the Max ticket.
      • Here is the TriMet Max Line information map (double click on the pdf to open it):TriMet Max information Map