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Saint Paul-Portland Train Schedule
There are 3 daily trains from Saint Paul to Portland. Traveling by train from Saint Paul to Portland usually takes around 40 hours and 19 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Builder train can make the trip in 37 hours and 50 minutes.
|Distance||1432 mi (2304 km)|
|Fastest train||37h 50m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Empire Builder|
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Which train should you take from Saint Paul to Portland?
2 train services operate from Saint Paul, Minnesota to Portland, Oregon. Amtrak Empire Builder usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
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 Saint Paul to Portland every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $211.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Saint Paul 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 Saint Paul to Portland?
The distance between Saint Paul and Portland is approximately 1432 miles, or 2304 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 40 hours and 19 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 37 hours and 50 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 Saint Paul to Portland are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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?
The earliest train departs Saint Paul at 10:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
Is there a direct train from Saint Paul to Portland?
There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Saint Paul to Portland. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.
Where is the train station in Saint Paul?
There is one train station in Saint Paul.
Where is the train station in Portland?
Portland has one train station.
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