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

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Train  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Tacoma Amtrak Station Amtrak Cascades / ...

$30 - $80

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Bus  •  3 h 10 min

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

$20 - $50

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Portland to Tacoma 143.7 miles

$14 - $21

Fly  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Seattle (SEA) PDX - SEA

$84 - $216

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The cheapest way to get from Portland to Tacoma is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portland to Tacoma is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Portland, Or and arriving at Tacoma, Wa. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Portland Union Station station and arriving at Tacoma Amtrak Station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 32 min.

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The distance between Portland and Tacoma is 121 miles. The road distance is 143.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Portland to Tacoma without a car is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs $30 - $80.

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The train from Portland Union Station to Tacoma Amtrak Station takes 2 h 32 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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

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

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The best way to get from Portland to Tacoma is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs $30 - $80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $20 - $50 and takes 3 h 10 min, you could also fly, which costs $80 - $220 and takes 3 h 16 min.

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Map of how to get from Portland to Tacoma.
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  • Distance: 120.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 32 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Portland to Tacoma 5 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 32 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Portland to Tacoma every 4 hours. Tickets cost $20 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 10 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Portland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Portland to Seattle via Redmond
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Portland to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
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 Tacoma Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
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 Tacoma, Wa
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50

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The quickest flight from Portland Airport to Seattle Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Portland to Tacoma is 144 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 30 min to drive from Portland to Tacoma.

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

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Book your Portland to Tacoma bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 143+ hotels available in Tacoma. Prices start at $72 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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