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Buses from Vancouver to Portland

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Vancouver - Portland Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Vancouver to Portland. Traveling by bus from Vancouver to Portland usually takes around 8 hours and 30 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance261 mi (419 km)
Shortest duration8h 30m
Cheapest price$53.19
Most frequent serviceBoltBus
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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Vancouver to Portland

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Chris

July 11, 2019- Vacation

Greyhound

Pros: the bus driver was warm friendly and kind. Cons: Electric plug didn't work so I couldn't charge my device. Tips: Try Bolt.

Pros: the bus driver was warm friendly and kind. Cons: Electric plug didn't work so I couldn't charge my device. Tips: Try Bolt.

What bus companies travel from Vancouver to Portland?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Vancouver to Portland. BoltBus is the only company to provides bus transportation available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BoltBus18h 30m$56.82
  • BoltBus

    BoltBus

    Book BoltBus from Vancouver to Portland from $53. There are 1 BoltBus schedules from Vancouver to Portland and you can expect on average to pay for a BoltBus ticket to Portland. In Vancouver, BoltBus departs to Portland from Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St and no other station. In Portland, BoltBus arrives at Lloyd Center and no other station.

    An average trip on BoltBus from Vancouver to Portland takes 8 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, BoltBus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Portland.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Vancouver to Portland during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 419 kilometers from Vancouver to Portland. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

The busiest and least busy days to travel on this route tend to change frequently from week to week. Weather, holidays, local events, and other factors can affect how crowded the bus is on any given day.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Vancouver?

There is usually only one bus per day from Vancouver to Portland. It leaves the station in Vancouver at 11:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Vancouver to Portland. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Vancouver to Portland; ticket prices start at $93.41.

City Information

Vancouver

Vancouver is a trendy diverse city in British Columbia, known for its eclectic shopping, fresh seafood, and unique scenic setting between snow-capped mountains and urban beaches. Vancouver is sometimes called "Hollywood North" due to the amount of movies and TV shows filmed in the area. If you're lucky, you may even stumble upon a movie set as you're walking around town!

If you're looking for the best restaurants, shops and nightlife, cobblestoned Gastown is the perfect neighborhood to explore. Biking around the gorgeous Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver is rivaled only by hiking and skiing on nearby Grouse Mountain, which offers stunning views of the city on clear days.

Vancouver International Airport is conveniently close to downtown, and also one of the biggest gateways for international travel on the West Coast of North America. From Vancouver, it's easy to travel into the U.S. to Seattle by bus or train, or to other B.C. destinations like Kamloops and Kelowna to experience more of the province's natural beauty.

Portland

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Portland is the largest city in Oregon and accordingly one of the state's best vacation destinations. Also known as the City of Roses, this city along the Willamette River wows visitors with its diverse street food, quirky counterculture, and sprawling bookstores such as the world-famous Powell's Books.

Portland is the 5th best city in the United States for outdoor activities, thanks in part to open-air grounds like the expansive Forest Park. Gardens are also excellent outdoor date locales for couples on a romantic getaway: stop and smell the roses at either the International Rose Test Garden or the Portland Japanese Garden.

Once you've gotten hungry from a long day wandering outside, nearly every block downtown has a plethora of food trucks waiting to tickle your taste buds. Or, kick back at one of the many breweries in the #3 best city for craft beer in the United States. Unique locations like McMenamin's brewpubs in renovated cinemas or historic hotels do their part to "keep Portland weird."

As the biggest city in Oregon, Portland is a hub for travel throughout the Pacific Northwest. Amtrak train service and various bus services operate primarily out of Union Station, conveniently-located downtown, and nearby Portland International Airport makes it easy to travel to Portland from near and far.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Vancouver?

Vancouver, BC - Pacific Central Station - CAVACAMT-0

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Departure stations

The historic Pacific Central Station is Vancouver’s primary train station for Amtrak and VIA Rail service, as well as a bus station for numerous carriers. The impressive Beaux-Arts style station opened in 1919, and is within walking distance of Science World, Strathcona Park, and the lively Gastown neighborhood. Plus, walking just across the street from Pacific Central Station gives you access to Vancouver's SkyTrain public transit system at the Main Street–Science World station. With free WiFi, restrooms, and several restaurants and shops on the premises, Pacific Central Station is a convenient place to start or end your trip.

All bus stations in Vancouver:

  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St

Where does the bus arrive in Portland?

Arrival stations

All buses from Vancouver arrive at one main station in Portland.

Bus stations in Portland:

  • Lloyd Center

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