There are 6 ways to get from Portland to Washington by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Reagan Washington  •  6 h 48 min

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

$174 - $556

5 alternative options

Fly to Washington Dulles  •  7 h 21 min

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

$190 - $710

Fly to Baltimore, train  •  7 h 43 min

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

$208 - $808

Train  •  2 days 15 h

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Chicago Union Station Empire Builder
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station 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 to Washington, DC

Drive  •  44 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Portland to Washington 2819.7 miles

$270 - $400

Questions & Answers

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. 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 and arriving at Washington Union Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 15 h.

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

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The best way to get from Portland to Washington without a car is to train which takes 2 days 15 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 48 min to get from Portland to Washington, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Portland to Washington is to fly which takes 6 h 48 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 days 15 h, you could also bus, which costs and takes 3 days 5 h.

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The quickest flight from Portland Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 53 min.

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Portland to Washington bus services, operated by Focus, arrive at Washington, DC station.

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Map of how to get from Portland to Washington.
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  • Distance: 2361.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 48 min

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 in around 2 days 15 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Portland to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,500
Flights from Portland to Reagan Washington via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,500
Flights from Portland to Reagan Washington via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Portland to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Portland to Washington Dulles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Portland to Washington Dulles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Portland to Baltimore via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Portland to Baltimore via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Portland to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,700
Flights from Portland to Reagan Washington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,700
Flights from Portland to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,700
Flights from Portland to Washington Dulles via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,900
Flights from Portland to Washington Dulles via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,900
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 Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,600
Flights from Portland to Baltimore via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,600
Flights from Portland to Baltimore via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,600
Flights from Portland to Baltimore via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 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
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,900
Flights from Portland to Baltimore via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Portland to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,700
Flights from Portland to Reagan Washington via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,700
Flights from Portland to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,300
Flights from Portland to Baltimore via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $2,300
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Portland to Reagan Washington via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Portland Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
45 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice 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 to Washington Union Station
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to Frisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Philadelphia to Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Book at
gotobus.com

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Washington is 3 h ahead of Portland. It is currently 2:03 PM in Portland and 5:03 PM in Washington.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Portland to Washington is 2820 miles. It takes approximately 44 h 28 min to drive from Portland to Washington.

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Southwest Airlines, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and two other airlines offer flights from Portland Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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There are 848+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $87 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 .

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