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Portland-San Jose Train Schedule
There is one daily train from Portland to San Jose. Traveling by train from Portland to San Jose usually takes around 19 hours and 30 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.
|Distance||567 mi (912 km)|
|Fastest train||19h 30m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Coast Starlight|
What is the price of a train ticket from Portland to San Jose?
In the last month, C$108.74 was the average price of a train ticket from Portland, OR to San Jose, CA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$29.26 more than that for a same-day booking.
Average prices by travel date
Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Portland to San Jose will vary between C$95 and C$130. Planning a train trip to San Jose within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Portland over the next 7 days is C$99. 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
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Portland to San Jose by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$97 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Portland to San Jose in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$127 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.
Prices as travel date approaches
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 13 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to San Jose from Portland will be about C$29.26 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Portland to San Jose?
Amtrak Coast Starlight is the one and only train line which connects Portland, Oregon to San Jose, California. 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.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Coast Starlight||1||19h 30m||$116.11|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Portland to San Jose 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 Portland to San Jose?
The distance between Portland and San Jose is approximately 567 miles, or 912 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 19 hours and 30 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 Portland to San Jose are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Monday 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 Portland at 2:00pm and arrives in San Jose around 19 hours later.
Is there a direct train from Portland to San Jose?
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to San Jose with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.
Where is the train station in Portland?
There is one train station in Portland.
Where is the train station in San Jose?
San Jose has one train station.
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