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There are 8 ways to get from Portland to John Day by train, car, bus or plane

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Train, drive, bus  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Pasco Intermodal Station
  2. Drive from Pasco Intermodal Station to Pendleton
  3. Take the bus from Pendleton to John Day-People Mover Bus Barn

$64 - $140

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Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, OR to Albany Amtrak
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Albany, OR to Bend, OR
  3. Take the bus from Bend-Hawthorne Station to John Day-People Mover Bus Barn

$50 - $93

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Bus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Eugene, Or
  2. Take the bus from Eugene Greyhound Station to Hawthorne Station Bend
  3. Take the bus from Bend-Hawthorne Station to John Day-People Mover Bus Barn

$73 - $117

Train, Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  11 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Albany Amtrak
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Albany, OR to Bend, OR
  3. Take the bus from Bend-Hawthorne Station to John Day-People Mover Bus Barn

$69 - $135

Train, bus  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Eugene Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Eugene Amtrak Station Bus Platform to Hawthorne Station Bend
  3. Take the bus from Bend-Hawthorne Station to John Day-People Mover Bus Barn

$89 - $150

Drive  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Portland to John Day 275.3 miles

$27 - $40

Fly to Redmond, bus  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Redmond (RDM) PDX - RDM
  2. Take the bus from Redmond Airport to John Day-People Mover Bus Barn

$106 - $274

Fly to Pendleton, bus  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Pendleton (PDT) PDX - PDT
  2. Take the bus from Pendleton Airport to John Day-People Mover Bus Barn

$86 - $162

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The cheapest way to get from Portland to John Day is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 6 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portland to John Day is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 6 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portland to John Day. However, there are services departing from Portland, OR and arriving at John Day-People Mover Bus Barn via Albany, OR and Bend-Hawthorne Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 55 min.

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The distance between Portland and John Day is 199 miles. The road distance is 275.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Portland to John Day without a car is to bus and Amtrak Thruway which takes 10 h 55 min and costs $45 - $95.

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It takes approximately 9 h 31 min to get from Portland to John Day, including transfers.

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Portland to John Day bus services, operated by Boltbus, depart from Portland, OR station.

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The quickest flight from Portland Airport to Redmond Airport is the direct flight which takes 37 min.

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Portland to John Day bus services, operated by People Mover, arrive at John Day-People Mover Bus Barn station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portland to John Day is 275 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 6 min to drive from Portland to John Day.

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Map of how to get from Portland to John Day.
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  • Distance: 198.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 31 min

What companies run services between Portland, OR, USA and John Day, OR, USA?

You can take a bus from Portland to John Day via Albany Amtrak, Albany, OR, Bend, OR, and Bend-Hawthorne Station in around 10 h 55 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Portland to Redmond
Ave. Duration
39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Portland to Pendleton
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $140
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Portland Union Station to Pasco Intermodal Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Portland Union Station to Albany Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Portland Union Station to Eugene Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
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
Bus operators
People Mover
Phone
+1 541-575-2370
Website
grantcountypeoplemover.com
Bus from Pendleton to John Day-People Mover Bus Barn
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
grantcountypeoplemover.com
Bus from Bend-Hawthorne Station to John Day-People Mover Bus Barn
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
grantcountypeoplemover.com
Bus from Redmond Airport to John Day-People Mover Bus Barn
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
grantcountypeoplemover.com
Bus from Pendleton Airport to John Day-People Mover Bus Barn
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
grantcountypeoplemover.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Portland, OR to Albany Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
boltbus.com
Amtrak Thruway

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 Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Albany, OR to Bend, OR
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
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 Eugene, Or
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Pacific Crest Buslines Bend
Phone
+1 541-923-1732 / 541-344-6265
Website
pacificcrestbuslines.com
Bus from Eugene Greyhound Station to Hawthorne Station Bend
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
pacificcrestbuslines.com
Bus from Eugene Amtrak Station Bus Platform to Hawthorne Station Bend
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
pacificcrestbuslines.com

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. offers flights from Portland Airport to Redmond Airport.

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There are four+ hotels available in John Day. 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 35 min and costs $3.

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