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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Portland to Spokane?

Lowest Price$46.00
Fastest Train7h 28m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

Yes, there are some trains that travel the entire distance from Portland to Spokane. However, in some cases you will have to take a bus for part of your journey in addition to taking the train.

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

In the last month, $51.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Portland, OR to Spokane, WA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $26.46 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Portland to Spokane?

The distance between Portland and Spokane is approximately 290 miles, or 466 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 28 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 Spokane are the most crowded on Monday. 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.

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.

Is there a direct train from Portland to Spokane?

Trains leave the station in Portland twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Spokane faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Spokane to Portland. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Portland to Spokane for $40.00.

Which train should you take from Portland to Spokane?

2 train services operate from Portland, Oregon to Spokane, Washington. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak116h 8m$59.56
Amtrak Empire Builder17h 28m$46.96

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 Spokane?

Spokane has one train station:

  • Bus Terminal - 221 W 1st Ave

Price trends for trains from Portland to Spokane

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20SepOct

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Portland, OR to Spokane, WA
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Tammy
5.0
June 24, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Everything
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Food and drink prices
Tips
Bring your own cooler of snacks and beverages

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