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Compare train tickets from Tacoma to Portland


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How much are train tickets from Tacoma to Portland, OR?

Lowest Price$22.00
Fastest Train2h 47m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines2
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Tacoma to Portland
Based on 3 reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Cascades report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
December 1, 2019Visiting friends
How quickly we arrived at the destination
even though it was a short trip, it’s still important to have comfortable seating. An individual with a back problem would not survive
November 5, 2019Business
Able both to plug in and work, and relax with a beer.
June 10, 2019Couples trip
Nice way to see views that are not normally able to be seen
better timing on Amtrak trains
get Amtrak's app to view actual train arrival and departure times

Frequently Asked Questions

How large is Portland?

Portland is the largest and most populous city in the state of Oregon, located near the Oregon/Washington State border. The Rose City has a metro population of 2,478,810 and a city square mileage of 145 square miles (or 376 square kilometers).

What’s the train schedule for Tacoma to Portland?

The earliest train from Tacoma to Portland is on the Amtrak Cascades line, and departs at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The latest train departs at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

How long does it take to travel from Tacoma to Portland by train?

On average it takes between 2 hours and 45 minutes and 3.5 hours — over a distance of 144 miles (231.7 kilometers) — to travel from Tacoma to Portland by train.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Tacoma to Portland?

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, $22.00 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Tacoma to Portland. By booking your trip 14 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $7.00 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Tacoma to Portland?

The distance between Tacoma and Portland is approximately 120 miles, or 193 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 2 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 47 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Tacoma to Portland are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Monday 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 Tacoma at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 Tacoma to Portland?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Portland. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Portland to Tacoma. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Tacoma to Portland for $18.00.

What train services are there from Tacoma to Portland?

2 train services operate from Tacoma to Portland. Amtrak Cascades 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
Amtrak Cascades22h 47m$24.25
Amtrak Coast Starlight13h 23m$25.24

Where is the train station in Tacoma?

There is one train station in Tacoma:

  • 1001 Puyallup Ave

Where is the train station in Portland?

Portland has one train station:

  • Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave

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