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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Tacoma to Portland. Traveling by bus from Tacoma to Portland usually takes around 2 hours and 29 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance120 mi (193 km)
Shortest duration2h 20m
Cheapest price€17.30
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Tacoma to Portland

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.3

1.0

Jamie

21 June 2019- Visiting family

BoltBus

Pros: Driver was nice. Cons: There wasn’t an outlet at my seat, nor were there at a lot of seats.

Pros: Driver was nice. Cons: There wasn’t an outlet at my seat, nor were there at a lot of seats.

How much is a bus ticket from Tacoma to Portland?

Typically €17.30 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Portland. This one of the best deals on bus tickets we have seen recently on Wanderu, we recommend booking your travel as prices tend to go up quickly. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

€29€19€10MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Tacoma to Portland is expected to range from €17 to €24. If you are looking to travel to Portland within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €17. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €17 and can be found on 16 May 2022.

Monthly average prices

€24€19€14€10€5JJASONDJFMAM

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in October. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €13 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Tacoma to Portland in May, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €20 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

€24€19€14€10€53020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 7 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €1.42 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Tacoma to Portland?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Tacoma to Portland. FlixBus US is the only company that connects the two cities by bus available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US42h 29m€18.05
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 4 trips per day from Tacoma to Portland, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Tacoma to Portland during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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 bus 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 bus.

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 bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 29 minutes to cover the 193 kilometers from Tacoma to Portland. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 20 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"Because many passengers travel from Tacoma to Portland at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Tacoma?

The first bus leaves at 08:00 and the last bus leaves at 16:00. To see the times for all buses from Tacoma to Portland, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Tacoma to Portland every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Tacoma to Portland without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Tacoma to Portland; ticket prices start at €21.16.

City Information

Tacoma

Tacoma has seen some hard times in recent years, but the city is receiving many new revival attempts, turning it into a charming town with its own unique attractions. For those interested in the history of the city, as well as the creativity of its residents, head towards the Museum District, which houses numerous interesting museums such as the Tacoma Art Museum and the Washington State History Museum. While in the area, don’t miss out on the chance to marvel at the architectural ingenuity of the Bridge of Glass. If you wish to enjoy a bit of outdoor air, diving into the cold water of American Lake in Lakewood in the morning is bound to make you happy.

Seafood has always been among Tacoma’s finest offerings, and the best place to enjoy these dishes is Duke’s Chowder House, which features a bay view. For a more exquisite taste, head over to Indochine, a pan-Asian restaurant featuring mouth watering dishes.

The main bus station and the Amtrak train station in Tacoma are both located on Puyallup Ave near downtown, just a few blocks from each other. Tacoma is served by Amtrak’s Cascades and Coast Starlight lines. The city’s main airport is Seattle–Tacoma International and it sits 22 miles north of the city.

Portland

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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 does the bus leave from in Tacoma?

Departure stations

Most buses depart from the main station in Tacoma.

All bus stations in Tacoma:

  • 2499 E G St & Puyallup Ave

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