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There are 5 ways to get from Portland to Fairbanks by plane, train, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly from Portland  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Fairbanks (FAI) PDX - FAI

$226 - $956

Cheapest option

Train to Seattle, fly  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Tukwila Amtrak
  2. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Fairbanks (FAI) SEA - FAI

$177 - $697

3 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  4 days 10 h

  1. Take the bus from Portland, OR to Seattle, WA
  2. Take the bus from Seattle King Street Station to Bellingham Amtrak Station
  3. Take the car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Whittier
  4. Take the bus from Whittier Cruise Terminal - Alaska to Anchorage, AK - Museum
  5. Take the bus from Anchorage, AK - Egan Center to Fairbanks, AK - Downtown Hotels

Train, car ferry  •  4 days 12 h

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Bellingham Amtrak Station
  2. Take the car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Whittier
  3. Take the train from Whittier to Anchorage
  4. Take the train from Anchorage to Fairbanks

$750 - $3,270

Drive  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Drive from Portland to Fairbanks 2338.1 miles

$220 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from Portland to Fairbanks is to drive which costs $220 - $340 and takes 2 days 3 h.

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The quickest way to get from Portland to Fairbanks is to fly which costs $220 - $1,000 and takes 9 h 50 min.

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The distance between Portland and Fairbanks is 1647 miles. The road distance is 2338.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Portland to Fairbanks without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 4 days 10 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 50 min to get from Portland to Fairbanks, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Portland Airport to Fairbanks Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 3 min and has one stopover.

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Fairbanks is 1 h behind Portland. It is currently 9:59 PM in Portland and 8:59 PM in Fairbanks.

Yes, the driving distance between Portland to Fairbanks is 2338 miles. It takes approximately 2 days 3 h to drive from Portland to Fairbanks.

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Delta and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from Portland Airport to Fairbanks Airport.

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There are 41+ hotels available in Fairbanks. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Portland to Fairbanks.
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  • Distance: 1646.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 50 min

What companies run services between Portland, OR, USA and Fairbanks, AK, USA?

Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Ravn Alaska fly from Portland to Fairbanks hourly.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Portland to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Portland to Fairbanks via Anchorage
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Portland to Fairbanks via Redmond, Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Portland to Fairbanks via Seattle, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Portland to Fairbanks via Medford, Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Fairbanks
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Seattle to Fairbanks via Anchorage
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Portland to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Portland to Fairbanks via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Seattle to Fairbanks
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
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 Tukwila Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Train from Portland Union Station to Bellingham Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Alaska Railroad
Phone
800.544.0552 / 907.265.2494
Email
reservations@akrr.com
Website
alaskarailroad.com
Train from Whittier to Anchorage
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Schedules at
alaskarailroad.com
Adventure Class
$30 - $95
Goldstar Service
$150 - $180
Train from Anchorage to Fairbanks
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Schedules at
alaskarailroad.com
Adventure Class
$120 - $190
Goldstar Service
$330 - $390
Bus operators
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Portland, OR to Seattle, WA
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
boltbus.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Seattle King Street Station to Bellingham Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Park Connection Motor Coach
Website
alaskacoach.com
Bus from Whittier Cruise Terminal - Alaska to Anchorage, AK - Museum
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
alaskacoach.com
Alaska/Yukon Trails
Website
alaskashuttle.com
Bus from Anchorage, AK - Egan Center to Fairbanks, AK - Downtown Hotels
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Schedules at
alaskashuttle.com
Book at
alaskashuttle.com
Ferry operators
Alaska DOT
Phone
+1 800-642-0066
Website
dot.state.ak.us
Car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Whittier
Ave. Duration
3 days 13 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$550 - $2,800
Schedules at
dot.state.ak.us
Book at
dot.state.ak.us
Passenger
$550 - $800
Vehicle
$1,900 - $2,800

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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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