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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Grand Rapids to Portland. Traveling by train from Grand Rapids to Portland usually takes around 74 hours and 25 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 55 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance1824 mi (2935 km)
Fastest train55h 10m
Lowest price$186.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Grand Rapids to Portland?

In the last month, $250.07 was the average price of a train ticket from Grand Rapids, MI to Portland, OR. Given how far apart Grand Rapids and Portland are from each other, there's no getting around the fact that most train tickets are on the pricier side. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $98.50 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$360$240$120SepOct

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Grand Rapids to Portland will vary between $235 and $351. Planning a train trip to Portland within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Grand Rapids over the next 7 days is $253. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$325$260$195$130$65ONDJFMAMJJAS

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Grand Rapids to Portland by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $231 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Grand Rapids to Portland in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $314 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$375$300$225$150$753020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Portland from Grand Rapids will be about $98.50 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Grand Rapids to Portland?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Grand Rapids, Michigan to Portland, Oregon. However, there are 3 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak33d 2h 26m$284.15
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 3 Amtrak trains from Grand Rapids to Portland every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $186.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids to Portland?

The distance between Grand Rapids and Portland is approximately 1824 miles, or 2935 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 74 hours and 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 55 hours and 10 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 Grand Rapids to Portland are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Grand Rapids at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00am. 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 Grand Rapids to Portland?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Portland to Grand Rapids.

City Information

Portland

Portland is the largest city in Oregon and one of the key travel hubs 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 Grand Rapids?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Grand Rapids.

Where is the train station in Portland?

Arrival stations

Portland has one train station.

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