There are 6 ways to get from Palo Alto to Portland by train, plane, bus, subway or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Caltrain to San Jose, fly  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from California Ave Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Portland (PDX) SJC - PDX

$69 - $270

5 alternative options

Caltrain to San Francisco, fly  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from Palo Alto Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Portland (PDX) SFO - PDX

$71 - $225

Bus, BART to Oakland, fly  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Middlefield Rd:Willow Rd to Union City BART
  2. Take the BART from Union City to Coliseum
  3. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Portland (PDX) OAK - PDX

$85 - $317

Bus  •  18 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca 8320 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Portland, Or 1420 / ...

$87 - $208

Train  •  20 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Portland Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight

$104 - $315

Drive  •  11 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Palo Alto to Portland 669.2 miles

$65 - $95

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

You can take a bus from Palo Alto to Portland via Union City BART, Hayward BART Station, Hayward, Ca, Oakland, Ca, and Sacramento, Ca in around 18 h 9 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Palo Alto to Portland once daily. Tickets cost $100 - $310 and the journey takes 19 h 9 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Jose to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from San Francisco to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Oakland to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Jose to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from San Francisco to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Oakland to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from California Ave Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Train from Palo Alto Caltrain to Millbrae Caltrain
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
caltrain.com
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Union City to Coliseum
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
bart.gov
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak to Portland Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
19 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Business Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Room
$430 - $600
Bus operators
AC Transit
Website
actransit.org
Bus from Middlefield Rd:Willow Rd to Union City BART
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
actransit.org
Book at
actransit.org
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oakland, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Portland, Or
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $150

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Palo Alto to Portland?

The distance between Palo Alto and Portland is 900 km. The road distance is 1071 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Palo Alto to Portland?

The cheapest way to get from Palo Alto to Portland is to drive which costs $65 - $95 and takes 11 h 22 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Palo Alto to Portland?

The quickest way to get from Palo Alto to Portland is to Caltrain and fly which takes 4 h 6 min and costs $65 - $270.

Is there a direct train between Palo Alto and Portland?

No, there is no direct train from Palo Alto to Portland. However, there are services departing from California Ave Caltrain and arriving at Portland Union Station Amtrak via San Jose Diridon Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 40 min.

Is there a direct bus between Palo Alto and Portland?

No, there is no direct bus from Palo Alto to Portland. However, there are services departing from Middlefield Rd:Willow Rd and arriving at Portland, Or via Union City BART, Hayward, Ca, Oakland, Ca and Sacramento, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 9 min.

How long does it take to get from Palo Alto to Portland?

It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to get from Palo Alto to Portland, including transfers.