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San Diego-Portland Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from San Diego to Portland?

Lowest Price€113.06
Fastest Train33h 30m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Diego to Portland right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from San Diego to Portland?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from San Diego to Portland. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

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

In the last month, €113.30 was the average price of a train ticket from San Diego, CA to Portland, OR. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €22.10 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from San Diego to Portland?

The distance between San Diego and Portland is approximately 932 miles, or 1501 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 33 hours and 33 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 33 hours and 30 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 San Diego to Portland are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 San Diego at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 06:00. 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 San Diego to Portland?

Trains leave the station in San Diego twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. 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 change 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 Portland to San Diego. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from San Diego to Portland for €92.44.

Which train should you take from San Diego to Portland?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects San Diego, California to Portland, Oregon. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21d 9h 34m€115.84

Where is the train station in San Diego?

There are two stations in San Diego where you can board the train to Portland:

  • 1050 Kettner Blvd
  • 4005 Taylor St

Where is the train station in Portland?

Portland has one train station:

  • Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave

Price trends for trains from San Diego to Portland

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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