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San Jose-Portland Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from San Jose to Portland?

Lowest Price$78.00
Fastest Train19h 9m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Jose 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 San Jose to Portland?

In the last month, $78.00 was the average price of a train ticket from San Jose, CA 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 San Jose to Portland?

The distance between San Jose and Portland is approximately 567 miles, or 912 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 19 hours and 9 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 San Jose 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 San Jose at 8:00pm and arrives in Portland around 19 hours later.

Is there a direct train from San Jose 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 San Jose. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from San Jose to Portland for $84.00.

Which train should you take from San Jose to Portland?

Amtrak Coast Starlight is the one and only train line which connects San Jose, 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 Starlight119h 9m$82.62

Where is the train station in San Jose?

There is one train station in San Jose:

  • Diridon Caltrain Station - 65 Cahill St

Where is the train station in Portland?

Portland has one train station:

  • Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave

Price trends for trains from San Jose to Portland

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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