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The distance between Portland and San Francisco is approximately 535.81 miles, or 862.09 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 19 hours and 5 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 18 hours and 35 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.
Typically there are 3 schedules to compare for your trip to San Francisco. One train carrier operates regular service on the Portland to San Francisco route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Portland to San Francisco, usually offering 3 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Portland to San Francisco, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.
Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Portland, OR to San Francisco, which start at $75.00.
Amtrak train tickets from Portland to San Francisco start from $75.00, and on average cost $86.89. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to San Francisco. Amtrak in Portland leaves from Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave, And in San Francisco trains arrive at 5 Embarcadero Ctr - Corner of California & Drumm St and 2 other train stations.
From Portland to San Francisco train travel on Amtrak takes 19 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to San Francisco faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 18 hours and 35 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $87.07 for a one-way train ticket to San Francisco.