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How much are train tickets from Portland, OR to St Paul, MN?

Lowest Price$143.00
Fastest Train36h 58m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines2
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Portland to St Paul
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
June 18, 2019Solo travel
The people, the view, the roaming. I appreciated the timeliness of the train.
It’s a bit pricey and the food options are not the best for the price. Could use some more healthful snack options and could be more affordable.
Pack your own snacks. Make friends. Enjoy the ride.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Portland to Saint Paul 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Portland to St Paul?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $151.67 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Portland to Saint Paul. By booking your trip 21 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $48.67 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Portland to St Paul?

The distance between Portland and St Paul is approximately 1432 miles, or 2304 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 39 hours and 46 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 36 hours and 58 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 St Paul are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Wednesday 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 4:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Portland to St Paul?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Portland to St Paul. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from St Paul to Portland. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Portland to St Paul for $184.00.

What train services are there from Portland to St Paul?

2 train services operate from Portland to St Paul. Amtrak Empire Builder usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11d 21h 23m$176.94
Amtrak Empire Builder21d 12h 58m$147.76

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 St Paul?

St Paul has one train station:

  • Union Depot

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