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Tacoma-Portland Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Tacoma to Portland. Traveling by train from Tacoma to Portland usually takes around 2 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 2 hours and 47 minutes.

Distance120 mi (193 km)
Fastest train2h 47m
Lowest price£15.82
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Cascades
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.3

4.0

Charlene

1 December 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Cascades
Pros: How quickly we arrived at the destination. Cons: even though it was a short trip, it’s still important to have comfortable seating. An individual with a back problem would not survive. Tips: No. Pros: How quickly we arrived at the destination. Cons: even though it was a short trip, it’s still important to have comfortable seating. An individual with a back problem would not survive. Tips: No.

5.0

Susan

5 November 2019 - Business

Amtrak Cascades
Able both to plug in and work, and relax with a beer.Able both to plug in and work, and relax with a beer.

4.0

Kurt

10 June 2019 - Couples trip

Amtrak Cascades
Pros: Nice way to see views that are not normally able to be seen. Cons: better timing on Amtrak trains. Tips: get Amtrak's app to view actual train arrival and departure times. Pros: Nice way to see views that are not normally able to be seen. Cons: better timing on Amtrak trains. Tips: get Amtrak's app to view actual train arrival and departure times.

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

In the last month, £17.04 was the average price of a train ticket from Tacoma, WA to Portland, 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 £13.12 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£32£22£11MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Tacoma to Portland will vary between £16 and £29. Planning a train trip to Portland within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Tacoma over the next 7 days is £17. 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

£36£29£22£14£7JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Tacoma to Portland 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 £17 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Tacoma to Portland in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £22 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

£36£29£22£14£73020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 20 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Portland from Tacoma will be about £13.12 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Tacoma to Portland?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12h 47m£15.82
Amtrak Cascades12h 48m£20.50
Amtrak Coast Starlight13h 23m£19.86
  • 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 Tacoma to Portland every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £16.

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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 Tacoma to Portland, and the average train ticket costs .

Frequently Asked Questions

How large is Portland?

Portland is the largest and most populous city in the state of Oregon, located near the Oregon/Washington State border. The Rose City has a metro population of 2,478,810 and a city square mileage of 145 square miles (or 376 square kilometers).

What’s the train schedule for Tacoma to Portland?

The earliest train from Tacoma to Portland is on the Amtrak Cascades line, and departs at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The latest train departs at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

How long does it take to travel from Tacoma to Portland by train?

On average it takes between 2 hours and 45 minutes and 3.5 hours — over a distance of 144 miles (231.7 kilometers) — to travel from Tacoma to Portland by train.

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

The distance between Tacoma and Portland is approximately 120 miles, or 193 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 47 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Tacoma to Portland are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Wednesday 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 Tacoma at 08:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. 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 Tacoma to Portland?

Trains leave the station in Tacoma twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Portland with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Portland to Tacoma. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Tacoma to Portland for £0.72.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Tacoma?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Tacoma:

Other train stations in Tacoma:

  • 1001 Puyallup Ave

Where is the train station in Portland?

Arrival stations

Portland has one train station:

Other train stations in Portland:

  • Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave

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