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Albany - Portland Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 8 daily trains from Albany to Portland. Traveling by train from Albany to Portland usually takes around 4 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Cascades train can make the trip in one hour and 54 minutes.

Distance65 mi (104 km)
Fastest train1h 54m
Lowest price$19.97
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Albany to Portland

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

darrickson

August 9, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: view. Cons: no wifi on the train., broken. Tips: ask for wifi before booking.

Pros: view. Cons: no wifi on the train., broken. Tips: ask for wifi before booking.

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

In the last month, $23.80 was the average price of a train ticket from Albany to Portland. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 25 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $6.57 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$38$26$13MayJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Albany to Portland will vary between C$23 and C$27. Planning a train trip to Portland within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Albany over the next 7 days is C$24. 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

$32$26$19$13$6JJASONDJFMAM
Traveling from Albany to Portland by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around C$23 whenever you decide to board the train to Portland.

Prices as travel date approaches

$32$26$19$13$63020100

Since the average price of train trips from Albany to Portland remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Albany to Portland?

There are 3 train lines with service from Albany to Portland. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 5 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak54h 42m$26.56
Amtrak Cascades21h 54m$22.11
Amtrak Coast Starlight12h 17m$23.67
  • 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 5 Amtrak trains from Albany to Portland every day, as well as 17 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $20.

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  • Amtrak Cascades

    Amtrak Cascades

    The Cascades is a passenger train service operated by Amtrak that runs between Vancouver, BC and Eugene, OR. Not only is the Cascades one of Amtrak's most scenic train routes, the trains also offer free WiFi, power outlets, reclining seats, and refreshments available for purchase. There are an average of 2 trips on the Amtrak Cascades from Albany to Portland, and the average train ticket costs .

  • Amtrak Coast Starlight

    Amtrak Coast Starlight

    The Coast Starlight is an Amtrak train that travels the entire length of the West Coast, connecting Los Angeles to Seattle. The route starts hugging the California coastline, treating passengers to swoon-worthy views of the Pacific, before continuing into the verdant forests of the Cascade Mountains. The Coast Starlight indisputably earns its spot among the most scenic Amtrak train routes. Seating options include Coach or Business Class and roomettes or bedrooms for extra space. A trip from Albany to Portland takes 2 hours and 17 minutes on average, and Coach tickets start at $22.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Albany to Portland. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Albany to Portland?

The distance between Albany and Portland is approximately 65 miles, or 104 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 54 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Albany to Portland. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Friday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Albany at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. 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 Albany to Portland?

There are 8 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Portland. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Portland to Albany.

City Information

Portland

Portland, OR - PDX-0

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Portland, OR - PDX-1

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Portland, OR - PDX-2

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Portland is the largest city in Oregon and accordingly one of the state's best vacation destinations. Also known as the City of Roses, this city along the Willamette River wows visitors with its diverse street food, quirky counterculture, and sprawling bookstores such as the world-famous Powell's Books.

Portland is the 5th best city in the United States for outdoor activities, thanks in part to open-air grounds like the expansive Forest Park. Gardens are also excellent outdoor date locales for couples on a romantic getaway: stop and smell the roses at either the International Rose Test Garden or the Portland Japanese Garden.

Once you've gotten hungry from a long day wandering outside, nearly every block downtown has a plethora of food trucks waiting to tickle your taste buds. Or, kick back at one of the many breweries in the #3 best city for craft beer in the United States. Unique locations like McMenamin's brewpubs in renovated cinemas or historic hotels do their part to "keep Portland weird."

As the biggest city in Oregon, Portland is a hub for travel throughout the Pacific Northwest. Amtrak train service and various bus services operate primarily out of Union Station, conveniently-located downtown, and nearby Portland International Airport makes it easy to travel to Portland from near and far.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Albany?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 5 stops and stations in Albany where you can board the train.

All train stations in Albany:

  • 508-500 NW Monroe Ave

  • 200 SW 15th St (Bus Shelter)

  • Newport City Hall

  • Toledo Police Department

  • 110 10th Ave SW

Where is the train station in Portland?

Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave - PDXAMT-0

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Arrival stations

Located in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown area at 800 Northwest Sixth Avenue, Union Station features a glowing neon sign encouraging you to “Go By Train.” Union Station serves several iconic Amtrak routes including the Cascades through the Pacific Northwest, the scenic Coast Starlight from Los Angeles to Seattle, and the long-distance Empire Builder which travels all the way to Chicago. Along with train service, Union Station serves intercity bus service via Greyhound, and connects to the Portland Streetcar, MAX Light Rail, and several local TriMet buses. There is a restaurant and bar onsite, as well as a Metropolitan Lounge reserved for Amtrak’s first- and business-class passengers.

Train stations in Portland:

  • Union Station

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