There are 9 ways to get from Portland to California by plane, tram, bus, train 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

Fly to Oakland  •  3 h 47 min

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

$82 - $314

Cheapest option

Fly to San Jose, line 901 tram  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to San Jose (SJC) PDX - SJC
  2. Take the line 901 tram from Metro Airport Station to Santa Clara Station

$66 - $266

7 alternative options

Fly to San Francisco  •  3 h 54 min

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

$68 - $222

Fly to Sacramento  •  4 h 11 min

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

$114 - $264

Fly to San Diego  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to San Diego (SAN) PDX - SAN

$114 - $456

Fly to Fresno, line 34 bus  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Fresno (FAT) PDX - FAT
  2. Take the line 34 bus from Nw M St - Mariposa to NE FIRST - McKENZIE

$106 - $296

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 Amtrak 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

Questions & Answers

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 takes 3 h 47 min and costs $80 - $320.

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The distance between Portland and California is 1034 km. The road distance is 1553 km.

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

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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.

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

Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Portland to Oakland every 2 hours. 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 Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Portland to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Portland to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Portland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Portland to San Diego via San Jose
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Oakland
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Portland to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Portland to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Portland to San Jose via Reno
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Portland to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Portland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Portland to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Portland to Fresno
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Portland to Fresno via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Portland to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Portland to Fresno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Portland to Fresno via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Train operators
Santa Clara VTA
Website
vta.org
Tram from Metro Airport Station to Santa Clara Station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
vta.org
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Portland Union Station Amtrak 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
Fresno Public Transportation
Website
fresno.gov
Bus from Nw M St - Mariposa to NE FIRST - McKENZIE
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
fresno.gov
Greyhound USA
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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