There are 4 ways to get from Portland to Columbia River Gorge by tram, bus or car

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Tram, bus  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the tram from Skidmore Fountain station to Gateway/NE 99th Ave TC station MAX Blue Line / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gateway Transit Center to Wa-Na-Pa Street and School Drive Columbia Gorge Express

$38 - $48

Cheapest option

Line 164 bus, bus  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the line 164 bus from SW 6th & Washington to Fisher's Landing Transit Center 164
  2. Take the bus from Fisher's Landing Transit Center to Carson Central Gorge WET Bus

$15 - $19

2 alternative options

Line 19 bus, bus  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the line 19 bus from W Burnside & SW 6th to 9800 Block NE Pacific St 19
  2. Take the bus from Gateway Transit Center to Wa-Na-Pa Street and School Drive Columbia Gorge Express

$38 - $48

Drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Portland to Columbia River Gorge 52.2 miles

$5 - $8

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

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

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The distance between Portland and Columbia River Gorge is 45 miles. The road distance is 52.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Portland to Columbia River Gorge without a car is to tram and bus which takes 2 h 41 min and costs $35 - $50.

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It takes approximately 2 h 41 min to get from Portland to Columbia River Gorge, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portland to Columbia River Gorge is 52 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 2 min to drive from Portland to Columbia River Gorge.

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There are 89+ hotels available in Columbia River Gorge. Prices start at $125 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Portland to Columbia River Gorge.
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  • Distance: 44.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 41 min

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 Wa-Na-Pa Street and School Drive in around 2 h 48 min.

Train operators
Portland TriMet
Phone
+1 503-238-7433
Website
trimet.org
Tram from Skidmore Fountain station to Gateway/NE 99th Ave TC station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
trimet.org
Bus operators
Columbia Gorge Express
Phone
+1 888-246-6420
Email
info@ColumbiaGorgeExpress.com
Website
columbiagorgeexpress.com
Bus from Gateway Transit Center to Wa-Na-Pa Street and School Drive
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
columbiagorgeexpress.com
Portland TriMet
Phone
+1 503-238-7433
Website
trimet.org
Bus from W Burnside & SW 6th to 9800 Block NE Pacific St
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
trimet.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

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