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Sacramento - Portland Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Sacramento to Portland. Traveling by bus from Sacramento to Portland usually takes around 13 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 13 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance483 mi (778 km)
Shortest duration13h 50m
Cheapest price$91.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Sacramento to Portland

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

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Eduardo

April 1, 2022- Vacation

Greyhound

Pros: Everything. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Use this bualine.

Pros: Everything. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Use this bualine.

How much is a bus ticket from Sacramento to Portland?

$98.45 is the average price of a bus ticket from Sacramento to Portland. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper alternative to flying. 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

$120$80$40MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Sacramento to Portland is expected to range from $92 to $116. If you are looking to travel to Portland within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $94. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $92 and can be found on May 25, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Sacramento to Portland by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $95 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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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 9 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $21.95 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Sacramento to Portland?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Sacramento to Portland. Greyhound 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
Greyhound213h 55m$101.47
  • 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 performs about 2 bus trips from Sacramento to Portland every day, with the average journey taking around 13 hours and 55 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Portland usually start from $91.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Sacramento 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 from Sacramento to Portland?

The bus takes an average of 13 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 483 miles from Sacramento to Portland. However, the fastest bus only takes 13 hours and 50 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.

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

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Portland, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Sacramento?

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Sacramento to Portland, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to Portland are there per day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Sacramento 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 Sacramento to Portland; ticket prices start at $68.00.

City Information

Sacramento

As the long-held capital city of California, Sacramento has a rich and vibrant history that is reflected in its historic buildings and quarters. The Old Sacramento Waterfront quarter is the best place to explore the city’s rich heritage. Boasting ages-old constructions and a quaint vibe that is reminiscent of the Wild West, the area allows visitors to travel back in time and relive the Gold Rush era. Among the most interesting destinations in the area is the California State Museum, located at the northern edge of the quarter. It offers numerous restored locomotives as well as exhibitions on the United States’ westward expansion. If history is not really your thing, then the Midtown quarter, which boasts a vibrant and expanding art scene, will be a great alternative.

Sacramento is famous for its vast tracts of farmland, so it makes sense that the best dishes are the ones made from locally-grown produce. Among the best places to try out homemade dishes are The Firehouse and The Kitchen. For a bit of an Asian taste, visit Mikuni in Midtown Sacramento.

The busiest bus station in Sacramento is located right in the heart of the city and offers bus service to Portland, Reno, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, among many other places. The main Amtrak train station is the nearby Sacramento Valley Station, which also serves the Gold Line of the local transit light rail. The principal regional airport is the Sacramento International Airport, located 10 miles northwest of Downtown.

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 Sacramento?

Bus Terminal - 420 Richards Blvd  - SACGLI-0

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 420 Richards Blvd

The Sacramento Bus Terminal is a Greyhound Bus Station that sits on Richards Boulevard in Sacramento's Southern Pacific / Richards neighborhood. It is a popular hub for intercity bus travel and serves several carriers such as Flixbus and Greyhound. The station operates a range of services to California’s major cities, including Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose. Passengers can also take advantage of interstate routes to travel north up the West Coast into Oregon and Washington, as well as eastwards into Arizona and Nevada.

All bus stations in Sacramento:

  • Bus Terminal - 420 Richards Blvd

Where does the bus arrive in Portland?

Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave - PDXAMT-0

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Main arrival station: Union Station

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.

All bus stations in Portland:

  • Union Station

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