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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Portland to Bend. Traveling by bus from Portland to Bend usually takes around 4 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Thruway bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance121 mi (195 km)
Shortest duration4h 15m
Cheapest price$60.00
Trips per day3
Most frequent servicePacific Crest Bus Lines
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Portland to Bend

(Based on 15 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Dana

June 23, 2024- Solo travel

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: It was what I thought it would be. Cons: Nothing, it was fine as it was.

5.0

Gregory

May 30, 2024- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Comfortable, safe, pleasant.

4.0

Erin

December 14, 2023- Visiting friends

Pacific Crest Bus Lines

Pros: Fast and seamless. Cons: Bus itself was not very clean, and the temperature was very warm. Tips: Arrive early.

5.0

Erik

November 19, 2023- Visiting family

Pacific Crest Bus Lines

The bus was spacious and much nicer than the shuttle that had been running these routes for the past couple of years. It is great to see more support for Portland-Bend travel.

5.0

Dotty

November 18, 2023- Visiting family

Pacific Crest Bus Lines

Pros: Melissa was a great driver and personable. She kept us informed and always checked to see if temperatures were good and comfort level. Cons: Nothing in this trip.

How much is a bus ticket from Portland to Bend?

Bus tickets for a trip from Portland to Bend cost $60.00 on average. Consider it a bargain when you can snag tickets for less than $60.00. 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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Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Portland to Bend is expected to be between $60 and $61. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is July 8, 2024, when tickets are available for July 8, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $60.

Monthly avg. prices

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Traveling from Portland to Bend by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $60 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 21 days in advance to save up to $0.08.

What bus companies travel from Portland to Bend?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Portland to Bend 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 Thruway24h 43m$63.07
Pacific Crest Bus Lines44h 57m$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 Portland to Bend start at $60. On average, there are 2 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • Book Pacific Crest Bus Lines from Portland to Bend from $60. There are 4 trips per day offered by Pacific Crest Bus Lines from Portland to Bend and you can expect on average to pay for a Pacific Crest Bus Lines ticket to Bend. In Portland, Pacific Crest Bus Lines departs to Bend from 1090 Nw Station Way and 2 other stations. In Bend, Pacific Crest Bus Lines arrives at Hawthorne Station .

    An average trip on Pacific Crest Bus Lines from Portland to Bend takes 4 hours and 57 minutes , while the fastest available Pacific Crest Bus Lines trip will get you to Bend in 4 hours and 15 minutes .

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

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 121 miles from Portland to Bend. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 15 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Portland to Bend for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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 10:00am and the last bus leaves at 12:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Portland to Bend, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Portland to Bend every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Portland to Bend; ticket prices start at $55.00.

City Information

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 Portland?

Main departure station: 1090 Nw Station Way

Buses to Bend leave from 6 stations in Portland.

All bus stations in Portland:

  • 1090 Nw Station Way

  • Union Station

  • Sunset Transit Center/TriMet Station

  • Union Station

  • Portland Airport(tac)

  • 42362 U.S. Highway 26

Where does the bus arrive in Bend?

Main arrival station: Hawthorne Station

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

All bus stations in Bend:

  • Hawthorne Station

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