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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Portland to Albany. Traveling by train from Portland to Albany usually takes around one hour and 41 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance65 mi (104 km)
Fastest train1h 41m
Lowest price$20.30
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

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

In the last month, $20.72 was the average price of a train ticket from Portland, OR to Albany, OR. 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 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $5.93 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$38$25$13SepSep

Over the next four weeks, the average daily price of train tickets to Albany from Portland is expected to remain pretty much the same. As a result, a one-way train trip will cost about C$20 regardless of the day you pick to travel.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Portland to Albany 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 Albany.

Prices as travel date approaches

$32$25$19$13$63020100

Since the average price of train trips from Portland to Albany 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 Portland to Albany?

There are 3 train lines with service from Portland, Oregon to Albany, Oregon. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11h 41m$22.09
Amtrak Cascades11h 42m$22.08
Amtrak Coast Starlight11h 43m$22.98
  • 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 Portland to Albany every day, as well as 1 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 1 trips on the Amtrak Cascades from Portland to Albany, and the average train ticket costs .

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Portland and Albany is approximately 65 miles, or 104 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 41 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?

Trains from Portland to Albany 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 Tuesday 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 Portland at 11:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 Portland to Albany?

There are 3 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Portland to Albany.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Albany to Portland. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Portland to Albany for $20.30.

City Information

Portland

Portland is the largest city in Oregon and one of the key travel hubs in the Pacific Northwest. 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 Portland?

Departure 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.

Where is the train station in Albany?

Arrival stations

Albany has one train station.

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