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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Portland to Spokane. Traveling by train from Portland to Spokane usually takes around 11 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Builder train can make the trip in 7 hours and 28 minutes.

Distance290 mi (466 km)
Fastest train7h 28m
Lowest price£33.35
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Builder
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Portland, OR to Spokane, WA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Tammy

24 June 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Empire Builder

Pros: Everything. Cons: Food and drink prices. Tips: Bring your own cooler of snacks and beverages.

Pros: Everything. Cons: Food and drink prices. Tips: Bring your own cooler of snacks and beverages.

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

In the last month, £40.08 was the average price of a train ticket from Portland, OR to Spokane, WA. 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 £18.04 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£54£36£18JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Portland to Spokane will vary between £37 and £51. Planning a train trip to Spokane within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Portland over the next 7 days is £41. 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

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Portland to Spokane by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £38 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Portland to Spokane in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £57 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

£72£58£43£29£143020100

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 Spokane from Portland will be about £18.04 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Portland to Spokane?

2 train services operate from Portland, Oregon to Spokane, Washington. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak116h 20m£58.06
Amtrak Empire Builder17h 28m£34.44
  • 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 Spokane every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £41.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Portland and Spokane is approximately 290 miles, or 466 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 44 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 28 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 Spokane are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Sunday 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 08:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 16:00. 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 Spokane?

Trains leave the station in Portland twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Spokane faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Spokane to Portland. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Portland to Spokane for £21.74.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Portland?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Portland.

Where is the train station in Spokane?

Arrival stations

Spokane has one train station.

Need a return trip from Spokane to Portland?

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