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There are 6 ways to get from Portland to Orcas Island by bus, ferry, train, plane or shuttle

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

Bus, ferry  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Seattle, Wa
  2. Take the ferry from Seattle Clipper Terminal to Friday Harbor
  3. Take the ferry from Friday Harbor to Orcas Island

$87 - $120

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Train to Seattle Boeing Field, fly to Friday Harbor  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Seattle King Street Station
  2. Fly from Seattle Boeing Field (BFI) to Friday Harbor (FRD) BFI - FRD

$67 - $303

4 alternative options

Train to Seattle/Lake Union - Seaplane Terminal, fly to Deer Harbor  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Seattle King Street Station
  2. Take the plane from Seattle/Lake Union - Seaplane Terminal to Deer Harbor

$338 - $390

Bus to Seattle/Lake Union - Seaplane Terminal, fly to Deer Harbor  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, OR to Seattle, WA
  2. Take the plane from Seattle/Lake Union - Seaplane Terminal to Deer Harbor

$314 - $337

Train to Seattle Boeing Field, fly to Eastsound  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Seattle King Street Station
  2. Fly from Seattle Boeing Field (BFI) to Eastsound (ESD) BFI - ESD

$78 - $314

Fly Portland to Bellingham, shuttle, ferry  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Bellingham (BLI) PDX - BLI
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Burlington to Anacortes Ferry Dock
  3. Take the ferry from Anacortes to Orcas Island

$136 - $382

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Portland to Orcas Island is to bus and ferry which costs $85 - $120 and takes 11 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portland to Orcas Island is to bus and fly which costs $310 - $340 and takes 5 h 45 min.

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The distance between Portland and Orcas Island is 218 miles.

The best way to get from Portland to Orcas Island without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 11 h 3 min and costs $85 - $120.

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It takes approximately 11 h 3 min to get from Portland to Orcas Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Seattle Boeing Field Airport to Eastsound Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Kenmore Air offers flights from Seattle Boeing Field Airport to Eastsound Airport.

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There are 59+ hotels available in Orcas Island. Prices start at $173 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 Orcas Island.
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  • Distance: 217.9 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 3 min

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

There is no direct connection from Portland to Orcas Island. However, you can take the bus to Seattle, Wa, take the walk to 4th Ave S & S Royal Brougham Way, take the line 24 bus to 3rd Ave & Vine St, take the walk to Seattle Clipper Terminal, take the ferry to Friday Harbor, then take the ferry to Orcas Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Portland to Orcas Island via Seattle King Street Station, 4th Ave S & S Jackson St, Westlake Ave N & Highland Dr, and Seattle/Lake Union - Seaplane Terminal in around 5 h 52 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Portland to Bellingham via Seattle
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Portland to Bellingham via Redmond, Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Portland to Bellingham via Medford, Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Portland to Bellingham via Spokane, Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Portland to Bellingham via Eugene, Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Portland to Bellingham via Boise, Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Kenmore Air
Website
kenmoreair.com
Flights from Seattle Boeing Field to Eastsound
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $200
Flights from Seattle Boeing Field to Friday Harbor
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
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 Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
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 Seattle, Wa
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Portland, OR to Seattle, WA
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
boltbus.com
BellAir Airporter Shuttle
Phone
+1 866-235-5247
Email
shuttle@airporter.com
Website
airporter.com
Shuttle from Burlington to Anacortes Ferry Dock
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
airporter.com
Ferry operators
Victoria Clipper
Phone
+1 800-888-2535
Website
clippervacations.com
Ferry from Seattle Clipper Terminal to Friday Harbor
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
clippervacations.com
Washington State Ferries
Website
wsdot.com
Ferry from Friday Harbor to Orcas Island
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
wsdot.com
Ferry from Anacortes to Orcas Island
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
wsdot.com
Other operators
Kenmore Air
Phone
866.435.9524
Email
customerservice@kenmoreair.com
Website
kenmoreair.com
Plane from Seattle/Lake Union - Seaplane Terminal to Deer Harbor
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$296
Schedules at
kenmoreair.com

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