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Portland-Vancouver Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Portland, OR to Vancouver, BC?

Lowest Price$72.00
Fastest Train8h 19m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Portland to Vancouver 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Portland to Vancouver?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Portland to Vancouver, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

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

In the last month, $72.46 was the average price of a train ticket from Portland, OR to Vancouver, BC. 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 Portland to Vancouver?

The distance between Portland and Vancouver is approximately 261 miles, or 419 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 38 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 19 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 Portland to Vancouver are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Thursday 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 Portland at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. 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 Portland to Vancouver?

Trains leave the station in Portland twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Vancouver to Portland. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Portland to Vancouver for $32.00.

Which train should you take from Portland to Vancouver?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Portland, Oregon to Vancouver, British Columbia. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak28h 38m$72.48

Where is the train station in Portland?

There is one train station in Portland:

  • Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave

Where is the train station in Vancouver?

Vancouver has one train station:

  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Portland, OR to Vancouver, BC
Based on 4 ratings and reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Cascades report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
August 16, 2019Vacation
Didn’t have to contend with traffic.
Not too much - would be great if passenger trains were given greater priority than freight trains but we know that’s not going to happen here!
Bringing extra food and drink is a good idea especially when food bar gets too busy!
July 30, 2019Visiting family
Love this train with the leather seats. The staff is always nice and helpful.
I don't like the other train, the one with the cloth seats. (The wi-fi didn't work as well on that train last time, either.) They are so much smaller and less comfortable. The bathrooms could be cleaned mid-trip, I suppose but it's not too bad. And those last two hours ...More
Wait until everyone is seated then go find a seat by yourself. The staff is usually pretty cool about this as long as you don't stray too far from the rest of the people with your shared destination.
May 25, 2019Visiting family
The overall experience is very pleasant. This combined with the scenic views makes it really enjoyable.
Canteen could carry more choices for vegetarians and vegans. The journey from Portland and Vancouver gets delayed. This is the second time it has happened to us of the 3 journeys taken so far. The wifi works on the side of the US and not in Canada for some reason. The s...More

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