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There are 6 ways to get from Chico to Portland by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Sacramento, fly  •  6h 48m

  1. Take the train from Chico Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station
  2. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Portland (PDX) SMF - PDX

$146 - $327

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Bus  •  11h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Chico, Ca to Portland, Or 1446 / ...

$50 - $130

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Train to San Francisco, fly  •  9h

  1. Take the train from Chico Amtrak to Emeryville Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Portland (PDX) SFO - PDX

$111 - $315

Train, train to Oakland, fly  •  8h 52m

  1. Take the train from Chico Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Valley Station to Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak
  3. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Portland (PDX) OAK - PDX

$137 - $434

Train  •  13h 45m

  1. Take the train from Chico Amtrak to Portland Union Station Coast Starlight

$80 - $230

Drive  •  8h 41m

  1. Drive from Chico to Portland 496.1 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Chico to Portland is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Chico to Portland is to train and fly which costs $140 - $330 and takes 6h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Chico, Ca and arriving at Portland, Or. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chico Amtrak and arriving at Portland Union Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 45m.

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The distance between Chico and Portland is 405 miles. The road distance is 496.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Chico to Portland without a car is to bus which takes 11h 40m and costs $50 - $130.

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It takes approximately 6h 48m to get from Chico to Portland, including transfers.

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Chico to Portland bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chico, Ca station.

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Chico to Portland train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chico Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Chico to Portland is to bus which takes 11h 40m and costs $50 - $130. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $80 - $230 and takes 13h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Chico to Portland.
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  • Distance: 405 miles
  • Duration: 6h 48m

What companies run services between Chico, CA, USA and Portland, OR, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Chico to Portland every 4 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $130 and the journey takes 11h 40m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chico to Portland once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $230 and the journey takes 13h 45m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Sacramento to Portland
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Oakland to Portland
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Sacramento to Portland
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Sacramento to Portland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to Portland
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Oakland to Portland
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Portland
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from San Francisco to Portland
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chico Amtrak to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Chico Amtrak to Emeryville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Train from Sacramento Valley Station to Oakland Coliseum/Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Chico Amtrak to Portland Union Station
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $480
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chico, Ca to Portland, Or
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$95 - $130

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The quickest flight from Sacramento Airport to Portland Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Chico to Portland bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Portland, Or station.

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Chico to Portland train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Portland Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chico to Portland is 496 miles. It takes approximately 8h 41m to drive from Chico to Portland.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Sacramento Airport to Portland Airport.

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There are 355+ hotels available in Portland. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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