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About Portland

Portland is the largest city in Oregon and one of the key travel hubs in the Pacific Northwest. 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

Located in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown area at 800 Northwest Sixth Avenue, Union Station features a glowing neon sign encouraging you to “Go By Train.” Union Station serves several iconic Amtrak routes including the Cascades through the Pacific Northwest, the scenic Coast Starlight from Los Angeles to Seattle, and the long-distance Empire Builder which travels all the way to Chicago. Along with train service, Union Station serves intercity bus service via Greyhound, and connects to the Portland Streetcar, MAX Light Rail, and several local TriMet buses. There is a restaurant and bar onsite, as well as a Metropolitan Lounge reserved for Amtrak’s first- and business-class passengers.

Popular bus stations in Portland:

  • Union Station

  • 7411 NW Station Way

  • 1090 Nw Station Way

What bus companies travel to Portland, Oregon?

Located in Oregon, Portland is accessible by bus from 216 other cities. You can choose from 371 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Portland on Wanderu. Greyhound usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Portland are also available.

Bus companies serving Portland

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound1102d 19h 1m$246.94
Jefferson Lines781d 19h 10m$247.12
Amtrak Thruway173h 12m$19.47
FlixBus US163h 37m$26.05
Shuttle Oregon42h 53m$52.86
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.

  • Jefferson Lines

    Jefferson Lines

    Jefferson Lines is a well-established intercity bus company with service to some of the Midwest’s top travel destinations. As one of the United States’ largest bus service providers, Jefferson Lines is beloved by students, commuters, and vacationers in America’s heartland. Travel with Jefferson Lines is comfortable thanks to reclining seats, individual climate controls, restrooms, and free WiFi. You can even check the status of your trip with their bus tracker tool.

  • Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway

    Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities.

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a bus ticket to Portland?

$3.40 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Portland, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Portland. In the last month, buses from Tualatin to Portland had the lowest average price at $3.40.

Where is the bus station in Portland, OR?

The busiest bus station in Portland is Union Station. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Portland are:

  • Union Station
  • 7411 NW Station Way
  • 1090 Nw Station Way

Which bus carrier has the best service to Portland?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Portland by bus with Amtrak Thruway giving them a 4.8 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Thruway had the most comfortable bus service to Portland taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Thruway offers. They rate Amtrak Thruway a 4.4 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Portland punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Thruway has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Portland, rating them a 4.9 based on their on time arrivals.

What is the closest airport to Portland, OR?

The closest airport to Portland is Portland Intl Airport (PDX), it is located 5.9 miles from the city center of Portland.

Is Portland a popular bus travel destination?

Portland ranks number 23 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 475 in United States. Portland has the most bus connections in the region. There are 87 bus schedules arriving in Portland each day.

What is the population of Portland?

The population of Portland is 632309. Portland ranks number 13 in terms of population in Oregon and number 163 in all of United States.

How much do bus tickets to Portland cost?

Bus tickets to Portland range from $3 for a short trip to Portland, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Portland starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Portland can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $18 .

What type of traveler does Portland attract?

Solo travelers choose to travel by bus to Portland for its affordable fares and because of the safe and convenient experience that they note in their reviews.

What bus station is located closest to the city center of Portland?

The closest bus station to the city center of Portland is Union Station, located just 0.4 miles away. Select Union Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Portland. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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