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There are 4 ways to get from Portland to Puyallup by train, bus, car or plane

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  1. Take the train from Portland to Tacoma

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  1. Take the bus from Portland to Tacoma

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  1. Drive from Portland to Puyallup

Fly, bus

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Seattle (SEA)
  2. Take the bus from Federal Way TC - Bay 2 to Puyallup Station - Bay 3

Portland to Puyallup by train

The train journey time between Portland and Puyallup is around 3h 44m and covers a distance of around 148 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Amtrak and Sound Transit, the Portland to Puyallup train service departs from Portland and arrives in Puyallup Station. Typically 42 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

42 Weekly Trains
3h 44m Average Duration
$33 Cheapest Price
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Portland → Puyallup
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The cheapest way to get from Portland to Puyallup is to bus which costs $15 - $55 and takes 3h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Portland to Puyallup is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 2h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portland to Puyallup. However, there are services departing from Portland and arriving at 5th St SW & 7th Ave SW via Tacoma Dome Station - Zone C. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Portland to Puyallup station. However, there are services departing from Portland and arriving at Puyallup Station via Tacoma Dome Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 44m.

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It is 117 miles from Portland to Puyallup. It is approximately 146.4 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Portland to Puyallup without a car is to train which takes 3h 44m and costs $30 - $50.

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It takes approximately 3h 44m to get from Portland to Puyallup, including transfers.

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Portland to Puyallup bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Portland station.

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Portland to Puyallup train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Portland station.

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The best way to get from Portland to Puyallup is to train which takes 3h 44m and costs $30 - $50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $15 - $55 and takes 3h 44m.

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  • Distance: 117 miles
  • Duration: 3h 44m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Portland to Tacoma every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 31m. Alternatively, Flixbus USA operates a bus from Portland to Tacoma 6 times a week. Tickets cost $13 - $50 and the journey takes 2h 30m.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Portland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Portland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Portland to Tacoma
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$50 - $70
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Portland to Tacoma
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$18 - $50
Adult Advance Purchase
$13 - $18
Sound Transit
Phone
+1 888-889-6368
Email
main@soundtransit.org
Website
soundtransit.org
Bus from Federal Way TC - Bay 2 to Puyallup Station - Bay 3
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
Sound Transit
Senior/Disabled
$1
Youth 6-18
$2
Adult
$2 - $4
Pierce Transit
Phone
+1 253-581-8000
Website
piercetransit.org
Bus from Federal Way TC - Bay 5 to Puyallup Station - Bay 1
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
piercetransit.org

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The quickest flight from Portland Airport to Seattle Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Portland to Puyallup bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Tacoma station.

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Portland to Puyallup train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Tacoma station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portland to Puyallup is 146 miles. It takes approximately 2h 34m to drive from Portland to Puyallup.

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Delta and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from Portland Airport to Seattle Airport.

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There are 86+ hotels available in Puyallup. 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 29 min and costs $3.

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