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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Chico to Portland. Traveling by train from Chico to Portland usually takes around 13 hours and 45 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance403 mi (648 km)
Fastest train13h 45m
Lowest price$60.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Coast Starlight
Train lines1

Price trends for trains from Chico to Portland

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Which train should you take from Chico to Portland?

Amtrak Coast Starlight is the one and only train line which connects Chico, California 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
Amtrak Coast Starlight113h 45m$73.16

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Chico to Portland during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Chico to Portland?

The distance between Chico and Portland is approximately 403 miles, or 648 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 45 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 Chico to Portland are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Wednesday 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 Chico at 1:00am and arrives in Portland around 13 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Chico to Portland?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Portland with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Portland to Chico. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chico to Portland for $84.00.

City Information

Portland

Portland is the capital of Oregon and one of the biggest cities in the Pacific Northwest. 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 is the train station in Chico?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Chico.

Where is the train station in Portland?

Arrival stations

Portland has one train station.

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