There are 7 ways to get from Portland to Mendocino by plane, bus, night bus, 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

Fly to Santa Rosa, bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Santa Rosa (STS) PDX - STS
  2. Take the bus from Sonoma County Airport to Hwy. 101 @ Baechtel

$174 - $536

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Medford, Or
  2. Take the bus from Medford Greyhound to Crescent City Cultural Center/CoC
  3. Take the bus from Cultural Center to Arcata Transit Center 20
  4. Take the bus from Arcata, Ca to Willits

$121 - $223

5 alternative options

Fly to San Francisco, night bus  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to San Francisco (SFO) PDX - SFO
  2. Take the night bus from San Rafael to Willits

$142 - $336

Fly to Oakland, night bus  •  9 h

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Oakland (OAK) PDX - OAK
  2. Take the night bus from San Rafael to Willits

$164 - $436

Bus via Eugene Amtrak Station Bus Platform  •  19 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland Amtrak Station to Eugene Amtrak Station Bus Platform
  2. Take the bus from Eugene Amtrak Station Bus Platform to Coos Bay
  3. Take the bus from Coos Bay to Brookings
  4. Take the bus from Lucky 7 Store to Arcata Transit Center 20
  5. Take the bus from Arcata Amtrak to Willits Amtrak

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  22 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station Amtrak to Martinez Amtrak Coast Starlight
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Martinez, CA to Willits, CA Westbound / ...

Drive  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Portland to Mendocino 564.8 miles

$55 - $80

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Portland to Mendocino is to drive which costs $55 - $80 and takes 10 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portland to Mendocino is to fly and bus which costs $170 - $550 and takes 6 h 30 min.

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The distance between Portland and Mendocino is 433 miles. The road distance is 564.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to get from Portland to Mendocino, including transfers.

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Map of how to get from Portland to Mendocino.
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  • Distance: 432.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 30 min

What companies run services between Portland, OR, USA and Mendocino, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Portland to Mendocino via Medford, Or, Medford Greyhound, Crescent City Cultural Center/CoC, Cultural Center, Arcata Transit Center, Arcata, Ca, and Willits in around 17 h 48 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Portland to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Portland to Santa Rosa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Portland to Santa Rosa via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Portland to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
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 Amtrak to Martinez Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $280
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $280
Room
$400 - $600
Bus operators
MTA
Phone
+1 800-696-4682
Website
mendocinotransit.org
Bus from Sonoma County Airport to Hwy. 101 @ Baechtel
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Schedules at
mendocinotransit.org
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
Night bus from San Rafael to Willits
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Portland, Or to Medford, Or
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Arcata, Ca to Willits
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Oregon Intercity Transit
Phone
+1 888-846-4183
Website
oregon-point.com
Bus from Medford Greyhound to Crescent City Cultural Center/CoC
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
oregon-point.com
Bus from Portland Amtrak Station to Eugene Amtrak Station Bus Platform
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
oregon-point.com
Redwood Coast Transit
Website
redwoodcoasttransit.org
Bus from Cultural Center to Arcata Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
redwoodcoasttransit.org
Bus from Lucky 7 Store to Arcata Transit Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
redwoodcoasttransit.org
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
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Portland, OR to Eugene, OR
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Pacific Crest Buslines Bend
Phone
+1 541-923-1732 / 541-344-6265
Website
pacificcrestbuslines.com
Bus from Eugene Amtrak Station Bus Platform to Coos Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
pacificcrestbuslines.com
Curry Public Transit
Phone
+1 541-412-8806
Website
currypublictransit.org
Bus from Coos Bay to Brookings
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
currypublictransit.org
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Arcata Amtrak to Willits Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Martinez, CA to Willits, CA
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
amtrak.com

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