Cheap train tickets from Vancouver, BC to Portland

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

Lowest Price$51.00
Fastest8h 25m
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Overall score for Vancouver to Portland
4.3
Based on 4 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.

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 train
Cons
the 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.
Cons
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.
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.
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...More

How do you find cheap train tickets from Vancouver, BC to Portland?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Vancouver to Portland is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Vancouver to Portland was $70.72. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 26 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $18.34 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Vancouver, BC to Portland?

The distance between Vancouver and Portland is approximately 260.74 miles, or 419.52 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 8 hours and 59 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 25 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Vancouver to Portland?

On Sunday trains from Vancouver to Portland are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Thursday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Vancouver to Portland?

Typically there are 3 schedules to compare for your trip to Portland. On the route to Portland 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Vancouver to Portland, usually offering 3 trips per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Portland with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Vancouver, BC to Portland, which start at $1.00.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Vancouver to Portland

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Vancouver to Portland start from $72.00, and on average cost $80.46. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to Portland. Amtrak in Vancouver leaves from Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St, And in Portland trains arrive at Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave,

From Vancouver to Portland train travel on Amtrak takes 9 hours and 10 minutes. If you are looking to get to Portland faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 25 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $84.14 for a one-way train ticket to Portland.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
9h 10m
Avg. Price
$80.46

Amtrak Cascades

Amtrak Cascades train tickets from Vancouver to Portland start from $51.00, and on average cost $68.96. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Cascades schedules to Portland. Amtrak Cascades in Vancouver leaves from Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St, And in Portland trains arrive at Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave,

From Vancouver to Portland train travel on Amtrak Cascades takes 8 hours and 26 minutes. If you are looking to get to Portland faster, Amtrak Cascades offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 25 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Portland on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Cascades scheduled trip per day, which will cost $76.47 for a one-way weekend reservation from Vancouver.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
8h 26m
Avg. Price
$68.96

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Vancouver on their way to Portland:
  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St
There is one train station where trains from Vancouver arrive in Portland:
  • Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave