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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Chico to Portland. Traveling by train from Chico to Portland usually takes around 13 hours and 45 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance403 mi (648 km)
Fastest train13h 45m
Lowest price$74.81
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Coast Starlight
Train lines1

What is the price of a train ticket from Chico to Portland?

In the last month, C$84.16 was the average price of a train ticket from Chico, CA to Portland, OR. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 25 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$78.55 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Chico to Portland by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$76 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Chico to Portland in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$125 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Which train should you take from Chico to Portland?

Amtrak Coast Starlight is the one and only train line which connects Chico, California to Portland, Oregon. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Coast Starlight113h 45m$100.79

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Chico to Portland during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train 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, train 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 train 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 train.

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 train journey from Chico to Portland?

The distance between Chico and Portland is approximately 403 miles, or 648 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 45 minutes,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Chico to Portland are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Chico at 1:00am and arrives in Portland around 13 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Chico to Portland?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Portland with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Portland to Chico. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chico to Portland for $104.74.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Chico?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Chico.

Where is the train station in Portland?

Arrival stations

Portland has one train station.

Need a return trip from Portland to Chico?

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