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  •  8 h 59 min

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

$226 - $956

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Train to Seattle, fly  •  10 h 18 min

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

$171 - $686

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Bus, car ferry  •  4 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Bellingham, Wa
  2. Take the car ferry from Bellingham, WA to Whittier
  3. Take the bus from Whittier Cruise Terminal - Alaska to Anchorage, AK - Museum
  4. Take the bus from Anchorage, AK - Egan Center to Fairbanks, AK - Downtown Hotels

$771 - $3,162

Train, car ferry  •  4 days 12 h

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Bellingham Amtrak
  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 8 h 59 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 11 h and costs $750 - $3,200.

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It takes approximately 8 h 59 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 5 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Fairbanks is 1 h behind Portland. It is currently 5:20 PM in Portland and 4:20 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 44+ hotels available in Fairbanks. Prices start at $98 USD per night.

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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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Map of how to get from Portland to Fairbanks.
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  • Distance: 1646.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 59 min

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta 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 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Portland to Fairbanks via Anchorage
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Portland to Fairbanks via Redmond, Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Portland to Fairbanks via Seattle, Anchorage
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Portland to Fairbanks via Medford, Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Portland to Fairbanks via Vancouver, Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Portland to Fairbanks via Spokane, Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Fairbanks
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Seattle to Fairbanks via Anchorage
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Portland to Fairbanks via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Seattle to Fairbanks
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Portland Union Station to Tacoma Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
Train from Portland Union Station to Bellingham Amtrak
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
5 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Schedules at
alaskarailroad.com
Adventure Class
$120 - $190
Goldstar Service
$330 - $390
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Portland, Or to Bellingham, Wa
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
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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