There are 5 ways to get from Portland to Columbia River Gorge by bus, taxi, 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

Bus, taxi  •  1 h 35 min

  1. 1300 / ...

$63 - $93

Cheapest option

Line 164 bus, bus  •  2 h 55 min

  1. 164
  2. Gorge WET Bus

$15 - $19

3 alternative options

Train, taxi  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Empire Builder

$77 - $120

Line 19 bus, bus  •  2 h 53 min

  1. 19
  2. Hood River - Portland

$38 - $48

Drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. 52.2 miles

$5 - $8

What companies run services between Portland, OR, USA and Columbia River Gorge, WA, USA?

You can take a bus from Portland to Columbia River Gorge via 9800 Block NE Pacific St, Gateway Transit Center, and Bridgeside Restaurant - Cascade Locks in around 2 h 53 min.

Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Portland Union Station Amtrak to Bingen-White Salmon Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$150 - $210
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Portland, Or to Hood River
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Portland TriMet
Phone
+1 503-238-7433
Website
trimet.org
Bus from W Burnside & SW 6th to 9800 Block NE Pacific St
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
trimet.org
Columbia Area Transit
Email
cat2@gorge.net
Website
catransit.org
Bus from Gateway Transit Center to Bridgeside Restaurant - Cascade Locks
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
catransit.org
C-Tran
Phone
+1 360-695-0123
Website
c-tran.com
Bus from SW 6th & Washington to Fisher's Landing Transit Center
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
c-tran.com
Skamania County Public Transit
Website
skamaniacounty.org
Bus from Fisher's Landing Transit Center to Carson Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
skamaniacounty.org
Other operators
Taxi from Hood River to Columbia River Gorge
Ave. Duration
25 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Portland and Columbia River Gorge is 72 km. The road distance is 84 km.

The cheapest way to get from Portland to Columbia River Gorge is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 2 min.

The quickest way to get from Portland to Columbia River Gorge is to drive which takes 1 h 2 min and costs $5 - $8.

It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to get from Portland to Columbia River Gorge, including transfers.