Cheap train tickets from Portland, OR to Tacoma

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How much are train tickets from Portland, OR to Tacoma?

Lowest Price£17.06
Fastest2h 32m
trains per day4
train companies2
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Overall score for Portland to Tacoma
4.8
Based on 4 reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Cascades report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.8
Staff
4.5
Value
3.3
Condition
4.8
Alisha
4.0
13 June 2019Business
Pros
Always accommodating my service animal and I. Pleasant and courteous staff. Quiet and relaxing commute.
Tate
5.0
21 May 2019Visiting family
Pros
2.5 hours from PDX to Tacoma. Smooth ride, beautiful views, What's not to like?
Cons
Shorter line in the snack bar.
Tips
Much nicer than flying!

How do you find cheap train tickets from Portland, OR to Tacoma?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Portland to Tacoma is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Portland to Tacoma was £18.57. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 25 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £9.87 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Portland, OR to Tacoma?

The distance between Portland and Tacoma is approximately 120.10 miles, or 193.23 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 2 hours and 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 32 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Portland to Tacoma?

On Monday trains from Portland to Tacoma are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Friday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Portland to Tacoma?

Typically there are 4 schedules to compare for your trip to Tacoma. On the route to Tacoma 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Cascades offers the most scheduled departures between Portland to Tacoma, usually offering 3 trips per day. 4 train trips per day are direct connections to Tacoma, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Portland, OR to Tacoma, which start at £0.78.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Portland to Tacoma

Amtrak Cascades

Amtrak Cascades train tickets from Portland to Tacoma start from £17.06, and on average cost £21.72. Daily there are 3 Amtrak Cascades schedules to Tacoma. Amtrak Cascades in Portland leaves from Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave, And in Tacoma trains arrive at 1001 Puyallup Ave,

From Portland to Tacoma train travel on Amtrak Cascades takes 2 hours and 32 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Cascades offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £24.45 for a one-way train ticket to Tacoma.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 32m
Avg. Price
£21.72

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Portland to Tacoma start from £17.06, and on average cost £21.56. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to Tacoma. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Portland leaves from Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave, And in Tacoma trains arrive at 1001 Puyallup Ave,

From Portland to Tacoma train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 2 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to get to Tacoma faster, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 32 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Tacoma on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Coast Starlight scheduled trip per day, which will cost £23.75 for a one-way weekend reservation from Portland.

Toilet
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 50m
Avg. Price
£21.56

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Portland on their way to Tacoma:
  • Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave
There is one train station where trains from Portland arrive in Tacoma:
  • 1001 Puyallup Ave