How to get to Portland by bus
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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.
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:
7411 NW Station Way
What bus companies travel to Portland, Oregon?
Located in Oregon, Portland is accessible by bus from 68 other cities. You can choose from 194 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Portland on Wanderu. FlixBus US 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
|Bus||Routes||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|FlixBus US||251||18h 12m||$104.92|
|Amtrak Thruway||13||2h 30m||$24.79|
|Pacific Crest Bus Lines||4||2h 23m||$47.17|
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.
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.
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.
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 4.7 rating out of 5.
Travelers also mentioned that FlixBus US had the most comfortable bus service to Portland taking into account the seats and amenities that FlixBus US offers. They rate FlixBus US a 4.5 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 FlixBus US has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Portland, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.
Frequently Asked Questions
The busiest bus station in Portland is 7411 NW Station Way. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Portland are:
- 7411 NW Station Way
- Union Station
- Portland Airport(tac)
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