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There are 3 ways to get from Portland to Olympia by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Olympia, Wa 1420 / ...

$7 - $26

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Centralia Amtrak Station Amtrak Cascades / ...
  2. Take the bus from Centralia - Amtrak to Olympia Transit Center Portland-Seattle

$33 - $45

Drive  •  1h 57m

  1. Drive from Portland to Olympia 113.7 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Portland to Olympia is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 1h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Portland to Olympia is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 1h 57m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Portland, Or and arriving at Olympia, Wa. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 20m.

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The distance between Portland and Olympia is 106 miles. The road distance is 113.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Portland to Olympia without a car is to bus which takes 2h 20m and costs $7 - $26.

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The bus from Portland, Or to Olympia, Wa takes 2h 20m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Portland to Olympia bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Olympia, Wa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portland to Olympia is 114 miles. It takes approximately 1h 57m to drive from Portland to Olympia.

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  • Distance: 105.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 20m

What companies run services between Portland, OR, USA and Olympia, WA, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Portland, Or to Olympia, Wa every 4 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $26 and the journey takes 2h 20m. Two other operators also service this route.

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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Portland Union Station to Centralia Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
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 Olympia, Wa
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $26
Flexible
$35 - $55
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Portland, OR to Olympia Transit Center
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Centralia - Amtrak to Olympia Transit Center
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Website
boltbus.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Portland to Olympia
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
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