Cheap train tickets from San Diego to Portland


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How much are train tickets from San Diego to Portland?

Lowest Price$173.94
Fastest28h 34m
Daily Schedules6
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How do you find cheap train tickets from San Diego to Portland?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from San Diego to Portland is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from San Diego to Portland was $221.09. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $33.92 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from San Diego to Portland?

The distance between San Diego and Portland is approximately 932.91 miles, or 1501.00 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 31 hours and 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 28 hours and 34 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from San Diego to Portland?

On Sunday trains from San Diego to Portland are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most frequent connections between San Diego to Portland

Typically there are 6 schedules to compare for your trip to Portland. One train carrier operates regular service on the San Diego to Portland route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between San Diego to Portland, usually offering 6 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from San Diego to Portland, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from San Diego to Portland, which start at $148.79.

One train company connects San Diego to Portland


Amtrak train tickets from San Diego to Portland start from $173.94, and on average cost $232.84. Daily there are 6 Amtrak schedules to Portland. Amtrak in San Diego leaves from 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other station. And in Portland trains arrive at Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave,

From San Diego to Portland train travel on Amtrak takes 31 hours and 15 minutes. If you are looking to get to Portland faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 28 hours and 34 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 8 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $240.18 for a one-way train ticket to Portland.

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Plan your next adventure

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to Portland that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in San Diego are:
  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Portland from San Diego. These are the busiest arriving stations in Portland:
  • Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave