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How much are train tickets from Portland to Boise?

Lowest Price$259.00
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Portland-Boise Train Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

In the last month, $259.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Portland, OR to Boise, ID. Given how far apart Portland and Boise are from each other, there's no getting around the fact that most train tickets are on the pricier side. 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 Boise?

The distance between Portland and Boise is approximately 344 miles, or 554 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 52 hours,

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 Boise 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 Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Portland at 2:00pm and arrives in Boise around 52 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Portland to Boise?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. 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 transfer 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 Boise to Portland. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Portland to Boise for $54.00.

Which train should you take from Portland to Boise?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Portland, Oregon to Boise, Idaho. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12d 4h 20m$259.00

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 Boise?

Boise has one train station:

  • Bus Terminal - 1212 W Bannock St

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