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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from San Jose to Portland. Traveling by train from San Jose to Portland usually takes around 19 hours and 9 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance567 mi (912 km)
Fastest train19h 9m
Lowest price$94.58
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Coast Starlight
Train lines1

Price trends for trains from San Jose to Portland

Monthly average prices

$152$121$91$61$30JJASONDJFMAM

Which train should you take from San Jose to Portland?

Amtrak Coast Starlight is the one and only train line which connects San Jose, 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 Starlight119h 9m$115.71

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Jose 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 San Jose to Portland?

The distance between San Jose and Portland is approximately 567 miles, or 912 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 19 hours and 9 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 Jose 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 Friday 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 Jose at 8:00pm and arrives in Portland around 19 hours later.

Is there a direct train from San Jose 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 San Jose. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from San Jose to Portland for $134.59.

Station Information

Where is the train station in San Jose?

Departure stations

There is one train station in San Jose:

Other train stations in San Jose:

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

Where is the train station in Portland?

Arrival stations

Portland has one train station:

Other train stations in Portland:

  • Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave

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