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Hillsboro - Portland Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

2 trains operate daily from Hillsboro to Portland. The train trip from Hillsboro to Portland is usually about 30 minutes long. However, be prepared just in case your train arrives slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance13 mi (20 km)
Fastest train0h 30m
Lowest price$6.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Price trends for trains from Hillsboro to Portland

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Which train should you take from Hillsboro to Portland?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Hillsboro to Portland. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak20h 30m$6.00
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Hillsboro to Portland every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $6.

Frequently Asked Questions

Currently there is not a train that travels the entire distance without requiring you to switch onto a connecting vehicle. However, there are direct buses from Hillsboro to Portland.
The distance between Hillsboro and Portland is approximately 13 miles, or 20 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 30 minutes, It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Portland.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Hillsboro to Portland on Monday. Tickets for Monday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Saturday. Saturday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Hillsboro at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Hillsboro twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Portland with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

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

City Information

Portland

Portland, OR - PDX-0

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Portland, OR - PDX-1

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Portland, OR - PDX-2

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Portland is the largest city in Oregon and accordingly one of the state's best vacation destinations. 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 Hillsboro?

Main departure station: NW 185th Ave

There is one train station in Hillsboro.

All train stations in Hillsboro:

  • NW 185th Ave

Where is the train station in Portland?

Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave - PDXAMT-0

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Main arrival station: Union Station

Located in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown area at 800 Northwest Sixth Avenue, Union Station features a glowing neon sign encouraging you to “Go By Train.” Union Station serves several iconic Amtrak routes including the Cascades through the Pacific Northwest, the scenic Coast Starlight from Los Angeles to Seattle, and the long-distance Empire Builder which travels all the way to Chicago. Along with train service, Union Station serves intercity bus service via Greyhound, and connects to the Portland Streetcar, MAX Light Rail, and several local TriMet buses. There is a restaurant and bar onsite, as well as a Metropolitan Lounge reserved for Amtrak’s first- and business-class passengers.

All train stations in Portland:

  • Union Station

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