There are 10 ways to get from Portland to California by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Portland to San Francisco  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to San Francisco (SFO) PDX - SFO

$68 - $222

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Fly Portland to San Jose  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to San Jose (SJC) PDX - SJC

$66 - $266

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Fly Portland to Oakland  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Oakland (OAK) PDX - OAK

$82 - $314

Fly Portland to Sacramento  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Sacramento (SMF) PDX - SMF

$114 - $264

Fly Portland to Fresno  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Fresno (FAT) PDX - FAT

$104 - $304

Fly Portland to Burbank  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Burbank (BUR) PDX - BUR

$82 - $320

Train to Eugene, fly to San Francisco  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Eugene Amtrak
  2. Fly from Eugene (EUG) to San Francisco (SFO) EUG - SFO

$204 - $471

Bus  •  21 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Los Angeles, Ca 1431

$105 - $246

Train  •  30 h 35 min

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

$150 - $460

Drive  •  16 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Portland to Los Angeles 970.6 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Portland to California is to drive which costs $95 - $140 and takes 16 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portland to California is to fly which costs $110 - $270 and takes 3 h 47 min.

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

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The distance between Portland and California is 646 miles. The road distance is 970.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Portland to California without a car is to bus which takes 21 h 42 min and costs $100 - $250.

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It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Portland to California, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Portland to California is to fly which takes 3 h 52 min and costs $65 - $230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $250 and takes 21 h 42 min, you could also train, which costs $150 - $460 and takes 30 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Portland Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Portland to California train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak.

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Map of how to get from Portland to California.
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  • Distance: 646.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 52 min

What companies run services between Portland, OR, USA and California, USA?

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Portland to San Francisco hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Portland to Los Angeles hourly. Tickets cost $90 - $240 and the journey takes 21 h 40 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Portland to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Portland to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Portland to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Portland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Portland to Burbank via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Portland to Burbank via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Portland to Burbank via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Portland to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Portland to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Portland to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Portland to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Portland to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Portland to Fresno via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Portland to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Portland to Burbank
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Eugene to San Francisco via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Portland to Fresno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Eugene to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Portland to Fresno via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Portland Union Station to Eugene Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Portland Union Station to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
30 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Flexi Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Business Coach Seat
$320 - $460
Room
$600 - $850
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Portland, Or to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
21 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$90 - $150
Flexible
$180 - $240

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Yes, the driving distance between Portland to California is 971 miles. It takes approximately 16 h 9 min to drive from Portland to California.

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Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines offer flights from Portland Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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There are six+ hotels available in California. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Portland to Portland Airport is to tram which takes 35 min and costs $3.

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