Travel from Portland to California

Train, bus or fly from Portland to California?

Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Portland to Oakland every 3 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Portland to Los Angeles twice daily. Tickets cost $90 - $230 and the journey takes 23 h 40 min.

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How to get from Portland to California

ModeDurationPrice
From Skidmore Fountain station tram to Portland airport, fly to Oakland airport, BART to Coliseum, then BART to Oakland.3 h 47 min$142
From Skidmore Fountain station tram to Portland airport, fly to San Jose airport, line 10 bus to Metroairport Station, then line 901 tram to San Jose.3 h 57 min$126
From Skidmore Fountain station tram to Portland airport, fly to San Francisco airport, then BART to San Francisco.3 h 56 min$129
From Skidmore Fountain station tram to Portland airport, fly to San Diego airport, then line 992 bus to San Diego.4 h 18 min$214
From Skidmore Fountain station tram to Portland airport, fly to Sacramento airport, then night bus to Sacramento.4 h 16 min$174
From Skidmore Fountain station tram to Portland airport, fly to Fresno airport, line 26 bus to Se Fresno - Fulton Mall, then line 34 bus to Fresno.4 h 48 min$126
From Portland, OR bus to 7th / Decatur then line 18 bus to 5th / San Pedro.23 h 50 min$104
From Portland Union Station Amtrak train to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.30 h 35 min$326
From Portland drive to Los Angeles.16 h 9 min$116

How long does it take to get from Portland to California?

It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to get from Portland to California, including transfers.

Is there a direct train between Portland and California?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Portland Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 h 35 min.

Is there a direct bus between Portland and California?

No, there is no direct bus from Portland to California. However, there are services departing from Portland, OR and arriving at 5th / San Pedro via 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 50 min.

Operators from Portland to California

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Portland TriMet+1 503-238-7433Portland TriMet
Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.Alaska Airlines, Inc.
BARTBART
DeltaDelta
Santa Clara VTASanta Clara VTA
Virgin AmericaVirgin America
United AirlinesUnited Airlines
Spirit AirlinesSpirit Airlines
San Diego Metro TransitSan Diego Metro Transit
Yolobus+1 530-666-2877Yolobus
Fresno Public TransportationFresno Public Transportation
Greyhound USA+1 214-849-8100Greyhound USA
Metro Los AngelesMetro Los Angeles
Amtrak+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak