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£39.88
Avg. Price
£152.54
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10h 40m
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Trip Summary

On most days, there is one scheduled train that travels from Portland to Boise. The train trip from Portland to Boise is usually about 24 hours and 45 minutes long. However, be prepared just in case your train arrives slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance344 mi (554 km)
Fastest train24h 45m
Lowest price£140.83
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Portland to Boise?

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Portland to Boise was £150.12. Tickets for this route are somewhat expensive, given the distance between Portland and Boise. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Boise if you book your train tickets at least 17 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra £34.30.

Average prices by travel date

£174£116£58JulJul

For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Portland to Boise will range from £145 to £165. If you're planning to travel by train to Boise in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Portland you can find in the next 7 days is £149. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

£174£139£104£70£35ASONDJFMAMJJ

Ticket prices for the train from Portland to Boise often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in October when the average ticket price is only £127,

If you're thinking of traveling from Portland to Boise during November, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of £172 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in November, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

£174£139£104£70£353020100

Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Portland to Boise. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 17 days before departure, you can save around £34.30. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Portland to Boise?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Portland to Boise. 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.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11d 0h 45m£157.39
  • 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 Boise every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £141.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Portland to Boise, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

The distance between Portland and Boise is approximately 344 miles, or 554 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 24 hours and 45 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.

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

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Portland at 16:00 and arrives in Boise around 24 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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

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 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?

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

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Main departure station: Union Station

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.

All train stations in Portland:

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Boise?

Main arrival station: Boise, Idaho

Boise has one train station.

Train stations in Boise:

  • Boise, Idaho

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