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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Vancouver, BC to Portland, OR?

Lowest Price$72.00
Fastest Train8h 30m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Vancouver to Portland right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from Vancouver to Portland?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Vancouver to Portland, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

What is the price of a train ticket from Vancouver to Portland?

In the last month, $72.20 was the average price of a train ticket from Vancouver, BC to Portland, OR. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Vancouver to Portland?

The distance between Vancouver and Portland is approximately 261 miles, or 419 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 44 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 30 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Vancouver to Portland are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Vancouver at 5:00am and arrives in Portland around 8 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Vancouver to Portland?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Portland to Vancouver. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Vancouver to Portland for $41.00.

Which train should you take from Vancouver to Portland?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Vancouver, British Columbia to Portland, Oregon. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak18h 45m$72.30

Where is the train station in Vancouver?

There is one train station in Vancouver:

  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St

Where is the train station in Portland?

Portland has one train station:

  • Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave

Price trends for trains from Vancouver to Portland

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Vancouver, BC to Portland, OR
4.3
Based on 4 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
2.0
Condition
4.0
Yuka
4.0
August 24, 2019Solo travel
Cons
That could have been great if Wi-Fi was provided in bus and train. That could have been great if Wi-Fi was provided in bus and train.

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Cascades report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.7
Value
3.3
Condition
4.3
Gloria
5.0
September 11, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
ability to walk around on the trainability to walk around on the train
Cons
the wifi was there but a bit spotty in most placesthe wifi was there but a bit spotty in most places
Henry
4.0
August 12, 2019Vacation
Pros
Great scenery. Didn’t have to contend with traffic. Great scenery. Didn’t have to contend with traffic.
Cons
Backup for security system which caused a 45 minute delay. Did cut stops along the way shorter to make up for time. Backup for security system which caused a 45 minute delay. Did cut stops along the way shorter to make up for time.
Tips
Bring some of your own food along as at times the food bistro on the train can have a long line-up. Bring some of your own food along as at times the food bistro on the train can have a long line-up.
Hariharan
4.0
May 20, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It is a nice train journey covering some of the best scenic areas in this part of the world. It is efficiently run.It is a nice train journey covering some of the best scenic areas in this part of the world. It is efficiently run.
Cons
This time, felt that our carriage was loaded with more people than other carriages. A walk up to the canteen gave me a feel that other carriages were relatively free. Spacing out people across carriages would make it more enjoyable. Wifi could be better. For some reaso...This time, felt that our carriage was loaded with more people than other carriages. A walk up to the canteen gave me a feel that other carriages were relatively free. Spacing out people across carriages would make it more enjoyable. Wifi could be better. For some reason, it started working only after crossing US border! Also, the speed could be improved.More

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