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

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Fly Portland to San Jose  •  3h 52m

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

$68 - $270

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Fly Portland to Oakland  •  3h 48m

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

$82 - $314

Fly Portland to San Francisco  •  3h 57m

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

$68 - $222

Fly Portland to Sacramento  •  3h 52m

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

$114 - $264

Fly Portland to San Diego  •  4h 28m

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

$114 - $456

Fly Portland to Fresno, line 34 bus  •  4h 46m

  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

Train to Eugene, fly to San Francisco  •  6h 1m

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

$204 - $471

Bus  •  21h 42m

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

$105 - $246

Train  •  30h 35m

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

$150 - $460

Drive  •  16h 9m

  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 16h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Portland to California is to fly which costs $80 - $320 and takes 3h 48m.

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

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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 21h 42m and costs $100 - $250.

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It takes approximately 3h 52m 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 3h 52m and costs $65 - $270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $250 and takes 21h 42m, you could also train, which costs $150 - $460 and takes 30h 35m.

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

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

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

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

Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Portland to San Jose hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Portland to Los Angeles every 2 hours. Tickets cost $90 - $240 and the journey takes 21h 40m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Portland to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Portland to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Portland to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Portland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Portland to San Diego via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Oakland
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Portland to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Portland to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Portland to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Portland to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Portland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Portland to Fresno
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Portland to Fresno via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Portland to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Portland to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Portland to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Portland to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Portland to San Diego
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Portland to Fresno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Portland to San Diego via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Portland to Fresno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Eugene to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Portland to San Diego via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
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 Portland Union Station to Eugene Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
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
Ave. Duration
30h 35m
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
11m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
fresno.gov
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 Portland, Or to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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 16h 9m to drive from Portland to California.

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

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There are seven+ 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 35m and costs $3.

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