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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from San Francisco to Portland. Traveling by train from San Francisco to Portland usually takes around 18 hours and 22 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance536 mi (862 km)
Fastest train18h 22m
Lowest price$93.52
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from San Francisco, CA to Portland, OR

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Alan

October 10, 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak

Pros: Train travel. Cons: Pillow provision. Tips: Take a pillow if in coach seat.

Pros: Train travel. Cons: Pillow provision. Tips: Take a pillow if in coach seat.

Price trends for trains from San Francisco to Portland

Average prices by travel date

$187$125$62JunJul

Monthly average prices

$156$125$94$62$31JASONDJFMAMJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$281$224$168$112$563020100

Which train should you take from San Francisco to Portland?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects San Francisco, 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
Amtrak118h 23m$121.73
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from San Francisco to Portland every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $94.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Francisco 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.

Can you take a train all the way from San Francisco to Portland?

While the train is the main method of transportation from San Francisco to Portland, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from San Francisco to Portland?

The distance between San Francisco and Portland is approximately 536 miles, or 862 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 18 hours and 22 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 San Francisco to Portland are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 San Francisco at 9:00pm and arrives in Portland around 18 hours later.

Is there a direct train from San Francisco to Portland?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Portland to San Francisco. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from San Francisco to Portland for $122.19.

Station Information

Where is the train station in San Francisco?

Departure stations

There is one train station in San Francisco.

Where is the train station in Portland?

Arrival stations

Portland has one train station.

Need a return trip from Portland to San Francisco?

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