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There are 7 ways to get from Portland to Oakland by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Portland to Oakland  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Oakland (OAK) PDX - OAK

$82 - $314

Cheapest option

Fly Portland to San Francisco  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to San Francisco (SFO) PDX - SFO

$70 - $222

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Fly Portland to San Jose, train  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to San Jose (SJC) PDX - SJC
  2. Take the train from Santa Clara Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station

$88 - $312

Train to Eugene, fly to San Francisco  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Eugene Amtrak
  2. Fly from Eugene (EUG) to San Francisco (SFO) EUG - SFO

$205 - $472

Bus  •  15 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Sacramento, Ca 1431 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca 8309 / ...

$73 - $180

Train  •  18 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station Coast Starlight

$100 - $290

Drive  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Portland to Oakland 634.5 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Portland to Oakland is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 10 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portland to Oakland is to fly which costs $80 - $320 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portland to Oakland. However, there are services departing from Portland, Or and arriving at Oakland, Ca via Sacramento, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Portland Union Station station and arriving at Oakland Jack London Square Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18 h 10 min.

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The distance between Portland and Oakland is 537 miles. The road distance is 634.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Portland to Oakland without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 5 min and costs $70 - $180.

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Portland to Oakland, including transfers.

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Portland to Oakland bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Portland, Or station.

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Portland to Oakland train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Portland Union Station.

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The best way to get from Portland to Oakland is to fly which takes 3 h 48 min and costs $80 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $180 and takes 15 h 5 min, you could also train, which costs $100 - $290 and takes 18 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Portland to Oakland.
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  • Distance: 536.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 48 min

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

Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Portland to Oakland every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portland to Oakland via Sacramento, Ca in around 15 h 5 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Portland to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Portland to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Eugene to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Portland to Oakland
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Portland to San Jose
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Eugene to San Francisco via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Portland to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $650
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 Santa Clara Amtrak to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
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
Train from Portland Union Station to Oakland Jack London Square Station
Ave. Duration
18 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$420 - $600
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.

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 Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $95
Flexible
$110 - $150
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Oakland, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35

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The quickest flight from Portland Airport to Oakland Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Portland to Oakland bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Oakland, Ca station.

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Portland to Oakland train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Oakland Jack London Square Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portland to Oakland is 635 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 42 min to drive from Portland to Oakland.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Portland Airport to Oakland Airport.

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Book your Portland to Oakland bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 597+ hotels available in Oakland. Prices start at $108 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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