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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Sacramento to Portland. Traveling by train from Sacramento to Portland usually takes around 15 hours and 33 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance483 mi (778 km)
Fastest train15h 33m
Lowest price$82.81
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Coast Starlight
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Sacramento, CA to Portland, OR

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Rowan

June 28, 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Pros: Smooth ride. Cons: Bigger seats for larger passengers.

Pros: Smooth ride. Cons: Bigger seats for larger passengers.

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

In the last month, C$96.31 was the average price of a train ticket from Sacramento, CA to Portland, OR. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$63.21 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$146$97$49JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Sacramento to Portland will vary between C$84 and C$144. Planning a train trip to Portland within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Sacramento over the next 7 days is C$91. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$152$122$91$61$30JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Sacramento 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$85 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Sacramento to Portland in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$130 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.

Prices as travel date approaches

$183$146$110$73$373020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Portland from Sacramento will be about C$63.21 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Sacramento to Portland?

Amtrak Coast Starlight is the one and only train line which connects Sacramento, 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 Starlight115h 33m$104.64

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Sacramento 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 Sacramento to Portland?

The distance between Sacramento and Portland is approximately 483 miles, or 778 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 15 hours and 33 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 Sacramento to Portland are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Sunday 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 Sacramento at 11:00pm and arrives in Portland around 15 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Sacramento 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 Sacramento. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Sacramento to Portland for $107.16.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Sacramento?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Sacramento.

Where is the train station in Portland?

Arrival stations

Portland has one train station.

Need a return trip from Portland to Sacramento?

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