Cheap Portland to Tacoma  train tickets

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How much are Portland to Tacoma train tickets?

Lowest Price$21.00
Fastest2h 32m
Daily Schedules4
train carriers2
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Overall score for Portland to Tacoma
4.8
Based on 4 reviews
Amtrak Cascades
4.8
Based on 4 reviews
Based on 4 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Amtrak Cascades report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.8
Staff
4.5
Value
3.3
Condition
4.8
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Alisha
4.0
June 13, 2019Business
Pros
Always accommodating my service animal and I. Pleasant and courteous staff. Quiet and relaxing commute.
Tate
5.0
May 21, 2019Visiting family
Pros
2.5 hours from PDX to Tacoma. Smooth ride, beautiful views, What's not to like?
Cons
Shorter line in the snack bar.
Tips
Much nicer than flying!

How to find cheap train tickets from Portland to Tacoma ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Portland to Tacoma is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Portland to Tacoma was $23.52. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 13 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $7.00 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train journey from Portland to Tacoma ? How far is Portland to Tacoma ?

The distance between Portland to Tacoma is 120.10 miles or 193.23 km. A train trip from Portland to Tacoma typically takes 2 hours and 35 minutes. If you are looking to get to Tacoma faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak Cascades. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 2 hours and 32 minutes to get from Portland to Tacoma.

Getting to Tacoma from Portland by train typically takes under three hours. A day trip to Tacoma from Portland is fairly easy to do with plenty of time to see the sights in Tacoma and still get back at a reasonable time in the evening.

On Friday trains from Portland to Tacoma are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak Cascades has the most connections between Portland to Tacoma

Typically there are 4 schedules to compare for your trip to Tacoma. On the route to Tacoma 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Cascades offers the most scheduled departures between Portland to Tacoma, usually offering 3 trips per day. 4 train trips per day are direct connections to Tacoma, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Portland to Tacoma, which start at $1.00.

Portland to Tacoma is served by 2 train carriers

Amtrak Cascades

Amtrak Cascades train tickets from Portland to Tacoma start from $21.00, and on average cost $29.84. Daily there are 3 Amtrak Cascades schedules to Tacoma. Amtrak Cascades in Portland leaves from Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave, And in Tacoma trains arrive at 1001 Puyallup Ave,

From Portland to Tacoma train travel on Amtrak Cascades takes 2 hours and 32 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Cascades offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $34.23 for a one-way train ticket to Tacoma.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 32m
Avg. Price
$29.84

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Portland to Tacoma start from $22.00, and on average cost $27.66. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to Tacoma. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Portland leaves from Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave, And in Tacoma trains arrive at 1001 Puyallup Ave,

From Portland to Tacoma train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 2 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to get to Tacoma faster, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 32 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Tacoma on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Coast Starlight scheduled trip per day, which will cost $28.39 for a one-way weekend reservation from Portland.

Restroom
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 50m
Avg. Price
$27.66
There is one train station from which trains depart Portland on their way to Tacoma. The busiest departure station in Portland serving this route is Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave.
  • Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave
There is one train station where trains arrive in Tacoma from Portland., The busiest departure station in Portland serving this route is 1001 Puyallup Ave.
  • 1001 Puyallup Ave