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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Oakland to Portland?

Lowest Price$75.00
Fastest Train17h 53m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2
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Price trends for trains from Oakland to Portland

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30AugAug

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$125$100$75$50$253020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Oakland, CA to Portland, OR
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Users that traveled with Amtrak Coast Starlight report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Oakland 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.

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

In the last month, $76.32 was the average price of a train ticket from Oakland, CA to Portland, OR. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 11 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $17.68 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Oakland to Portland?

The distance between Oakland and Portland is approximately 534 miles, or 859 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 18 hours and 29 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 17 hours and 53 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 Oakland 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 Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Oakland at 6:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Oakland to Portland?

Trains leave the station in Oakland twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Portland faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Portland to Oakland. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Oakland to Portland for $106.00.

Which train should you take from Oakland to Portland?

2 train services operate from Oakland, California to Portland, Oregon. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak120h 53m$84.86
Amtrak Coast Starlight117h 53m$77.40

Where is the train station in Oakland?

There are two stations in Oakland where you can board the train to Portland:

  • 245 Second St
  • Across San Leandro Blvd from BART station - 700 73rd Ave

Where is the train station in Portland?

Portland has one train station:

  • Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave

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