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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Bend to Portland. Traveling by bus from Bend to Portland usually takes around 4 hours and 21 minutes, but the fastest Pacific Crest Bus Lines bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 57 minutes.

Distance121 mi (195 km)
Shortest duration3h 57m
Cheapest price$60.00
Trips per day5
Most frequent servicePacific Crest Bus Lines
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Bend to Portland

(Based on 11 ratings and reviews)




November 28, 2023- Visiting family

Pacific Crest Bus Lines

Pros: It was easy and pleasant. I didn't have to worry about anything. The driver inspired confidence. Cons: I would like it if the radio were not playing in the back of the bus. I like to listen to my own music. Tips: Always remember to bring water and snacks!



May 26, 2023- Visiting family

Shuttle Oregon

Pros: Convenient and affordable. Cons: It would be nice to have more than one option per day for travel between Bend and Portland.



April 17, 2023- Solo travel

Shuttle Oregon

Pros: Was in Bend to participate in the Bend half marathon, the city was so nice, with such a nice relaxing atmosphere, I will be coming back. Tips: Watch the scenery, so beautiful between Salem and Bend.



April 10, 2023- Visiting friends

Shuttle Oregon

Drivers exceeded the speed limit a bit.



January 25, 2023- Visiting family

Shuttle Oregon

Maybe others shouldn’t play their personal music so loud

How much is a bus ticket from Bend to Portland?

Bus tickets for a trip from Bend to Portland cost $60.26 on average. Consider it a bargain when you can snag tickets for less than $60.26. 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


If you're planning to travel by bus from Bend to Portland in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $60 to $64. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 15, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Portland this week, bus tickets are available starting at $60.

Monthly avg. prices

If you're planning on taking a bus from Bend to Portland, you'll be happy to know that the cost stays pretty stable throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $60 for your ticket regardless of when you plan to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches


The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. You know what they say about early birds and worms.

What bus companies travel from Bend to Portland?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Bend to Portland that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Pacific Crest Bus Lines usually offers more choice, with 4 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway14h 34m$62.49
Pacific Crest Bus Lines44h 16m$60.00
  • 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. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from Bend to Portland start at $60. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • Book Pacific Crest Bus Lines from Bend to Portland from $60. There are 4 trips per day offered by Pacific Crest Bus Lines from Bend to Portland and you can expect on average to pay for a Pacific Crest Bus Lines ticket to Portland. In Bend, Pacific Crest Bus Lines departs to Portland from Hawthorne Station . In Portland, Pacific Crest Bus Lines arrives at Union Station and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on Pacific Crest Bus Lines from Bend to Portland takes 4 hours and 16 minutes , while the fastest available Pacific Crest Bus Lines trip will get you to Portland in 3 hours and 57 minutes .

    On weekends, Pacific Crest Bus Lines offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Portland.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 21 minutes to cover the 121 miles from Bend to Portland. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 57 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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 Bend 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

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

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Bend 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 Bend to Portland without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Bend to Portland; ticket prices start at $60.00.

City Information


Portland, OR - PDX-0

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Portland, OR - PDX-1

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Portland, OR - PDX-2

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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 Bend?

Main departure station: Hawthorne Station

Most buses depart from the main station in Bend.

All bus stations in Bend:

  • Hawthorne Station

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

  • Union Station

  • Portland Airport(tac)

  • 1090 Nw Station Way

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