There are 7 ways to get from Portland to Washington by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Reagan Washington  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PDX - DCA

$174 - $556

6 alternative options

Fly to Washington Dulles  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Washington Dulles (IAD) PDX - IAD

$190 - $710

Fly to Baltimore, train  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Baltimore (BWI) PDX - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak

$208 - $808

Train  •  2 days 15 h

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Empire Builder
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak Capitol Limited

$378 - $1,133

Bus  •  3 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Denver, Co
  2. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Frisco
  3. Take the bus from Frisco to Philadelphia, Pa
  4. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Washington, Dc

$319 - $811

Bus, train  •  4 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Portland, OR to Vancouver, BC
  2. Take the train from Vancouver to Toronto
  3. Take the bus from Toronto to Washington

$362 - $1,224

Drive  •  44 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Portland to Washington 2819.7 miles

$270 - $400

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Portland to Washington is to fly which costs $170 - $600 and takes 7 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portland to Washington is to fly which costs $170 - $600 and takes 7 h 1 min.

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The distance between Portland and Washington is 2361 miles. The road distance is 2819.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 1 min to get from Portland to Washington, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portland to Washington. However, there are services departing from Portland, Or and arriving at Washington, Dc via Denver, Co, Frisco and Philadelphia, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 5 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Portland station to Washington station. However, there are services departing from Portland Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Washington Union Station Amtrak via Chicago Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 15 h.

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What companies run services between Portland, OR, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines and four other airlines fly from Portland to Washington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Portland to Washington via Chicago Union Station Amtrak in around 2 days 15 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Portland to Reagan Washington via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,500
Flights from Portland to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,500
Flights from Portland to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Portland to Washington Dulles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Portland to Washington Dulles via Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Portland to Washington Dulles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Portland to Baltimore via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Portland to Baltimore via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Portland to Reagan Washington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,700
Flights from Portland to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,700
Flights from Portland to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,700
Flights from Portland to Washington Dulles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,900
Flights from Portland to Washington Dulles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,900
Flights from Portland to Washington Dulles via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,900
Flights from Portland to Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,600
Flights from Portland to Baltimore via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Portland to Reagan Washington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,800
Flights from Portland to Washington Dulles via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,900
Flights from Portland to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Portland to Baltimore via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Portland to Baltimore via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Portland to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,700
Flights from Portland to Washington Dulles via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,700
Flights from Portland to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $2,300
Flights from Portland to Baltimore via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $2,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Portland to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,700
Flights from Portland to Washington Dulles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Portland Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
45 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$490 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,500
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Vancouver to Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 days 10 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$280 - $400
Economy
$550 - $750
Economy Plus
$750 - $1,100
Business
$800 - $1,200
Business Plus/Sleeper
$1,400 - $2,000
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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 Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
28 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Bus from Denver, Co to Frisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bus from Frisco to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
41 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$160 - $270
Flexible
$320 - $420
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Portland, OR to Vancouver, BC
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Schedules at
boltbus.com

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