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There are 4 ways to get from Portland to The Dalles by bus, train or car

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, Or to The Dalles 1300 / ...

$27 - $47

Cheapest option

Bus Columbia Area Transit  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Lloyd District 13th/Holladay to CAT Transit Center - Hood River Portland Commuter
  2. Take the bus from CAT Transit Center - Hood River to 201 Federal Street The Dalles

$2

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Wishram Amtrak Empire Builder

$80 - $125

Drive  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Portland to The Dalles 84.6 miles

$8 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Portland to The Dalles is to bus which costs $2 and takes 2 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portland to The Dalles is to drive which costs $8 - $12 and takes 1 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portland to The Dalles. However, there are services departing from Lloyd District 13th/Holladay and arriving at 201 Federal Street via CAT Transit Center - Hood River. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

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The distance between Portland and The Dalles is 73 miles. The road distance is 84.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Portland to The Dalles without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 45 min and costs $26 - $50.

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It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to get from Portland to The Dalles, including transfers.

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Portland to The Dalles bus services, operated by Columbia Area Transit, depart from Lloyd District 13th/Holladay station.

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The best way to get from Portland to The Dalles is to bus which takes 1 h 45 min and costs $26 - $50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $80 - $130 and takes 2 h 32 min.

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Portland to The Dalles bus services, operated by Columbia Area Transit, arrive at 201 Federal Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portland to The Dalles is 85 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to drive from Portland to The Dalles.

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  • Distance: 73 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 45 min

What companies run services between Portland, OR, USA and The Dalles, OR, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Portland to The Dalles 3 times a day. Tickets cost $14 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 40 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Portland to The Dalles twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min.

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 Wishram Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
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 The Dalles
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Columbia Area Transit
Phone
541-386-4202
Email
cat2@gorge.net
Website
catransit.org
Bus from Lloyd District 13th/Holladay to CAT Transit Center - Hood River
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
catransit.org
Bus from CAT Transit Center - Hood River to 201 Federal Street
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
catransit.org

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