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Vancouver-Portland Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Vancouver to Portland?

Lowest Price$6.50
Fastest Train0h 30m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Vancouver to Portland 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 Vancouver to Portland?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Vancouver to Portland. 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.

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

In the last month, $6.50 was the average price of a train ticket from Vancouver, WA to Portland, OR. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 15 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $3.70 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Vancouver to Portland?

The distance between Vancouver and Portland is approximately 8 miles, or 13 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 30 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Portland.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Vancouver to Portland are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Saturday 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 Vancouver at 1:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. 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 Vancouver to Portland?

Trains leave the station in Vancouver 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 Portland 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 Portland to Vancouver.

Which train should you take from Vancouver to Portland?

There are 3 train lines with service from Vancouver, Washington to Portland, Oregon. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12h 47m$11.50
Amtrak Cascades10h 30m$9.25
Amtrak Coast Starlight10h 42m$8.50

Where is the train station in Vancouver?

There is one train station in Vancouver:

  • 1301 W 11th St

Where is the train station in Portland?

Portland receives travelers from Vancouver at its two active train stations:

  • Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave
  • 10470 SW Barnes Rd

Price trends for trains from Vancouver to Portland

Monthly average prices

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