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Portland - Emeryville Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

On most days, there is one scheduled train that travels from Portland to Emeryville. The train trip from Portland to Emeryville is usually about 18 hours and 51 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Coast Starlight train can get you there in as little as 18 hours and 7 minutes.

Distance532 mi (856 km)
Fastest train18h 7m
Lowest price$121.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Coast Starlight
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Portland to Emeryville

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Nekicia

September 1, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Pros: Very pleasant and peaceful. Without being bothered, I felt well taken care of. I appreciated the conductor informing the passengers about location and hospitality (logistics) in such a nice manner. Cons: Passengers could have kept the bathroom papers more neat (onto the trash). Tips: Bring your comfort foods in thermal bags and your cozy blanket and pillow. Having a travel companion makes the trip twice as nice.

4.0

GINIKA

July 26, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak

Pros: Initial greeting and explanation of the route was awesome. Cons: There is no Wifi on board. Also, the snack is too cheap for a journey of more than six hours... Tips: No.

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Portland to Emeryville was $121.00. This is somewhat expensive compared to other train fares, but it makes sense given the route’s long distance. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 25 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $73.00 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

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The average cost of a one-way train trip from Portland to Emeryville is expected to fluctuate between $121 and $193 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Emeryville in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Portland is $124.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Portland to Emeryville often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in February when the average ticket price is only $97. If you're thinking of traveling from Portland to Emeryville during November, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $163 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in November, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Portland to Emeryville. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 25 days before departure, you can save around $73.00. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Portland to Emeryville?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak122h 11m$179.07
Amtrak Coast Starlight118h 8m$193.01
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from Portland to Emeryville every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $126.

  • The Amtrak Coast Starlight is a service provided by Amtrak that connects Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles on the US Pacific coast. The full journey winds through the Cascade Mountains, perfectly clipped vineyards, and dense coastal forest, allowing passengers to get a glimpse of the US west coast while enjoying air-conditioned cars, power outlets, complimentary onboard WiFi, and snacks.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Portland and Emeryville is approximately 532 miles, or 856 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 18 hours and 51 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 18 hours and 7 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.

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Portland to Emeryville. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Portland at 2:00pm and arrives in Emeryville around 18 hours later.

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Emeryville 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 Emeryville to Portland.

City Information

Portland

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Portland, OR - PDX-1

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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.

Emeryville

Emeryville is the true hometown of Nemo, Buzz, and Mike Wazowski-- or at least the hometown of Pixar, the studio that created them. Located in Alameda County, right next to San Francisco, Emeryville is considered one of California's best residential areas. Locals of Emeryville enjoy a dense urban vibe, with numerous bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.

If you love food, visit one of the most exquisite restaurants in Emeryville. The Old Stamp House is a restaurant where every crew member wants you to have a great time on each food course. They show incredible food knowledge and appreciation, as well as where and how the food was sourced.

There are almost limitless ways of transport, from bikes and buses to taxis, trains, and planes. Amtrak has multiple lines that stop in Emeryville, including the California Zephyr, Coast Starlight, and Capitol Corridor, on the way to cities like San Francisco, Sacramento, and even Chicago. San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport are the two major international airports that serve Emeryville and are only 25 and 10 miles away, respectively.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Portland?

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

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Main departure 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

Where is the train station in Emeryville?

Main arrival station: 5885 Horton St

Emeryville has one train station.

All train stations in Emeryville:

  • 5885 Horton St

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