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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Portland to Bend. Traveling by train from Portland to Bend usually takes around 4 hours and 29 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 4 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance121 mi (195 km)
Fastest train4h 25m
Lowest price$62.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Portland to Bend

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Bonnie

September 19, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak

Pros: Loved our driver, felt safe even though it was raining. Arrived on time. Cons: I was confused about my booking. Thought I was on a train as I made my reservation on Amtrak.

Pros: Loved our driver, felt safe even though it was raining. Arrived on time. Cons: I was confused about my booking. Thought I was on a train as I made my reservation on Amtrak.

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

In the last month, $62.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Portland to Bend. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 1 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $12.43 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Portland to Bend by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $62 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Portland to Bend in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $82 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 1 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Bend from Portland will be about $12.43 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Portland to Bend?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Portland to Bend. 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
Amtrak14h 29m$62.63
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 Bend every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $62.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Portland to Bend during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

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

While the train is the main method of transportation from Portland to Bend, 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.

How long is the train journey from Portland to Bend?

The distance between Portland and Bend is approximately 121 miles, or 195 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 29 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 25 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Portland to Bend on Wednesday. Tickets for Wednesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Monday. Monday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Portland at 5:00am and arrives in Bend around 4 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Portland to Bend?

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

Station Information

Where is the train station in Portland?

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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

  • Pacific Central Station

  • 10251 St Edwards Dr

Where is the train station in Bend?

Main arrival station: Hawthorne Station

Bend has one train station.

All train stations in Bend:

  • Hawthorne Station

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