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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Vancouver to Portland. Traveling by bus from Vancouver to Portland usually takes around 8 hours and 15 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance261 mi (419 km)
Shortest duration7h 55m
Cheapest price$53.99
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Vancouver to Portland

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Monique

February 26, 2024- Visiting friends

FlixBus US

Pros: Tracy was a great professional driver! Good seats. ! Cons: Bathroom handle was broken! A 15 minutes stop around Seattle would be great! Tips: Traveled with FlixBus before in Florida! Really enjoyed the bus! Spacious with all the windows! Friendly driver!💕. I will do it again!💕.

5.0

Chris

July 11, 2019- Vacation

Greyhound

Pros: the bus driver was warm friendly and kind. Cons: Electric plug didn't work so I couldn't charge my device. Tips: Try Bolt.

How much is a bus ticket from Vancouver to Portland?

Bus tickets for a trip from Vancouver to Portland cost $53.99 on average. Tickets cheaper than $53.99 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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If you're planning to travel by bus from Vancouver to Portland in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $54 to $64. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 16, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Portland this week, bus tickets are available starting at $54.

Monthly avg. prices

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Bus tickets from Vancouver to Portland are at their cheapest average price in January. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $48. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $61, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 28 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $29.83 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Vancouver to Portland?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Vancouver to Portland. FlixBus US is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US28h 16m$61.96
  • 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 2 trips per day from Vancouver to Portland, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 261 miles from Vancouver to Portland. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 55 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.

Because many passengers travel from Vancouver 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.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Vancouver to Portland, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Vancouver to Portland. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Vancouver to Portland; ticket prices start at $95.00.

City Information

Vancouver

Vancouver is a trendy diverse city in British Columbia, known for its eclectic shopping, fresh seafood, and unique scenic setting between snow-capped mountains and urban beaches. Vancouver is sometimes called "Hollywood North" due to the amount of movies and TV shows filmed in the area. If you're lucky, you may even stumble upon a movie set as you're walking around town!

If you're looking for the best restaurants, shops and nightlife, cobblestoned Gastown is the perfect neighborhood to explore. Biking around the gorgeous Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver is rivaled only by hiking and skiing on nearby Grouse Mountain, which offers stunning views of the city on clear days.

Vancouver International Airport is conveniently close to downtown, and also one of the biggest gateways for international travel on the West Coast of North America. From Vancouver, it's easy to travel into the U.S. to Seattle by bus or train, or to other B.C. destinations like Kamloops and Kelowna to experience more of the province's natural beauty.

Portland

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Portland, OR - PDX-1

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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 Vancouver?

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Main departure station: Pacific Central Station

The historic Pacific Central Station is Vancouver’s primary train station for Amtrak and VIA Rail service, as well as a bus station for numerous carriers. The impressive Beaux-Arts style station opened in 1919, and is within walking distance of Science World, Strathcona Park, and the lively Gastown neighborhood. Plus, walking just across the street from Pacific Central Station gives you access to Vancouver's SkyTrain public transit system at the Main Street–Science World station. With free WiFi, restrooms, and several restaurants and shops on the premises, Pacific Central Station is a convenient place to start or end your trip.

All bus stations in Vancouver:

  • Pacific Central Station

Where does the bus arrive in Portland?

Main arrival station: 7411 NW Station Way

All buses from Vancouver arrive at one main station in Portland.

All bus stations in Portland:

  • 7411 NW Station Way

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