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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Sacramento to Portland. Traveling by bus from Sacramento to Portland usually takes around 12 hours and 27 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 12 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance483 mi (778 km)
Shortest duration12h 5m
Cheapest price$56.99
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Sacramento to Portland

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Eduardo

April 1, 2022- Vacation

Greyhound

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

How much is a bus ticket from Sacramento to Portland?

Bus tickets for a trip from Sacramento to Portland cost $65.26 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. 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

$90$60$30FebMar

If you're planning to travel by bus from Sacramento to Portland in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $63 to $86. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on February 21, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Portland this week, bus tickets are available starting at $63.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Sacramento to Portland, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $90. However, taking the bus from Sacramento to Portland during December is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $108. The best way to find deals on a trip in December is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

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 18 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $10.27 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Sacramento to Portland?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Sacramento to Portland that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US312h 24m$77.19
Greyhound212h 30m$79.12
  • 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 3 trips per day from Sacramento to Portland, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 12 hours and 30 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Portland usually start from $59.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 12 hours and 27 minutes to cover the 483 miles from Sacramento to Portland. However, the fastest bus only takes 12 hours and 5 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.

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Sacramento to Portland, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Sacramento to Portland every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Sacramento to Portland without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Sacramento to Portland; ticket prices start at $54.00.

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 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?

Main departure station: 961 2nd St

Sacramento has two bus stations with service to Portland.

All bus stations in Sacramento:

  • 961 2nd St

  • 420 Richards Blvd

Where does the bus arrive in Portland?

Main arrival station: 7411 NW Station Way

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

All bus stations in Portland:

  • 7411 NW Station Way

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