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Portland - Pasco Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 12 daily trains from Portland to Pasco. Traveling by train from Portland to Pasco usually takes around 15 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Builder train can make the trip in 4 hours and 2 minutes.

Distance179 mi (288 km)
Fastest train4h 2m
Lowest price$47.77
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Portland to Pasco

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.8

4.0

Efren

September 13, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Builder

Pros: Looking out the window. Cons: Nothing. Tips: No.

Pros: Looking out the window. Cons: Nothing. Tips: No.

5.0

Kyesha

May 27, 2019- Business

Amtrak Empire Builder

Pros: The views. Cons: Security checks. There's sketchy people who ride the trains that look like they carry weapons. Tips: Travel with mace or stub gun because they have no secuu and it's scary.

Pros: The views. Cons: Security checks. There's sketchy people who ride the trains that look like they carry weapons. Tips: Travel with mace or stub gun because they have no secuu and it's scary.

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

In the last month, $115.61 was the average price of a train ticket from Portland to Pasco. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 26 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $72.42 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$194$129$65JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Portland to Pasco will vary between C$92 and C$185. Planning a train trip to Pasco within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Portland over the next 7 days is C$125. 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

$161$129$97$65$32ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Portland to Pasco by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$54 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Portland to Pasco in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$138 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

$161$129$97$65$323020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 26 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Pasco from Portland will be about C$72.42 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Portland to Pasco?

2 train services operate from Portland to Pasco. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 11 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak1116h 43m$167.72
Amtrak Empire Builder14h 8m$51.88
  • 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 11 Amtrak trains from Portland to Pasco every day, as well as 10 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $52.

  • Amtrak Empire Builder

    Amtrak Empire Builder

    The Amtrak Empire Builder is a long-distance passenger rail service that has been in operation since 1929. The full 2,200-mile route takes 45 hours to connect Chicago with the Pacific Northwest. Don’t let the length of the trip intimidate you; the Empire Builder is one of Amtrak’s most popular services, and often rated as the most scenic train route in the country. The sightseer lounge, home to enormous windows, is the perfect place to drink in the incredible views of the Mississippi River, the North Dakota Plains, Glacier National Park, and the Columbia River Gorge. Overnight trips on the Empire Builder include the option to book sleeper cabins, for a more comfortable journey and included meals. All passengers can purchase meals or snacks in the cafe car.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Portland to Pasco. 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 Portland to Pasco?

The distance between Portland and Pasco is approximately 179 miles, or 288 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 15 hours and 12 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 2 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 departing from Portland to Pasco tend to have the most passengers on Tuesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Tuesday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Friday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Portland at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Pasco?

There are 12 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Portland to Pasco. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

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

City Information

Portland

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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 Portland?

Main departure station: 433 Willamette St

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Portland where you can board the train.

All train stations in Portland:

  • 433 Willamette St

  • Southwest 72nd Ave & Bridgeport Rd

  • Amtrak Metrolink Station - 7724 Van Nuys Blvd

  • 500 13th St SE

  • 1301 W 11th St

  • Union Station

  • Sunset Transit Center/TriMet Station

  • Pasadena Hilton Hotel - 168 S Los Robles Ave

  • Santa Fe Station - 2650 Tulare St

  • 3750 Empire Ave

  • 110 10th Ave SW

  • Union Station

  • King St Station - 303 S Jackson St

  • UO - Knight Law Center - 1515 Agate St

  • 592 Gayley Ave

Where is the train station in Pasco?

Main arrival station: Intermodal Station - 535 N 1st Ave

Pasco has one train station.

Train stations in Pasco:

  • Intermodal Station - 535 N 1st Ave

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