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Portland - Mt Vernon Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 3 daily train trips between Portland and Mt Vernon. The average train journey from Portland to Mt Vernon takes 5 hours and 39 minutes, but some Amtrak Cascades train trips are as short as 5 hours and 22 minutes.

Distance201 mi (323 km)
Fastest train5h 22m
Lowest price$44.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Portland to Mt Vernon

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Myrna

January 4, 2024- Visiting friends

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: I enjoyed all of it, except for the filthy bathroom. Cons: A clean bathroom would improve the trip for everyone. Tips: Use Amtrak.

5.0

Tiffini

August 11, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Cascades

Pros: I didn’t have to drive ! No driving anxiety and was able to relax!!! No traffic other than “ trespassers on the tracks after Seattle - it would have been nice to know what was going on - lack of communication from the staff to passengers - made my elderly aunt have to wait and feice late - but all turned out good. Cons: Updates when delays happen so I could have communicated to my family picking me up. Tips: Signage on the trains for which way the restrooms , cafe are etc.

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Portland to Mt Vernon was $50.33. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Mt Vernon if you book your train tickets at least 24 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $22.45.

Monthly avg. prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during February. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Portland to Mt Vernon, with the average price at just $42. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in August, when the average price goes up to $72. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket 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 Mt Vernon. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 24 days before departure, you can save around $22.45. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Portland to Mt Vernon?

2 train services operate from Portland to Mt Vernon. Amtrak 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
Amtrak25h 48m$59.52
Amtrak Cascades15h 22m$77.16
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Portland to Mt Vernon every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $44.

  • The Cascades is a passenger train service operated by Amtrak that runs between Vancouver, BC and Eugene, OR. Not only is the Cascades one of Amtrak's most scenic train routes, the trains also offer free WiFi, power outlets, reclining seats, and refreshments available for purchase. There are an average of 1 trips on the Amtrak Cascades from Portland to Mt Vernon, and the average train ticket costs .

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Portland to Mt Vernon. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

The distance between Portland and Mt Vernon is approximately 201 miles, or 323 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 39 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 22 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.

Trains from Portland to Mt Vernon 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 Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Portland at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

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 Mt Vernon. 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 Mt Vernon to Portland.

City Information

Portland

Portland, OR - PDX-0

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Portland, OR - PDX-1

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Portland, OR - PDX-2

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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?

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 Mt Vernon?

Main arrival station: Skagit Transp Ctr - 105 E Kincaid St

Mt Vernon has one train station.

All train stations in Mt Vernon:

  • Skagit Transp Ctr - 105 E Kincaid St

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