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

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Fly  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Portland (PDX) SAN - PDX

$115 - $456

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Bus  •  25 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca 9480 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Portland, Or 1420 / ...

$113 - $281

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Train  •  33 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Portland Union Station Coast Starlight

$183 - $534

Drive  •  18 h 13 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Portland 1091.5 miles

$100 - $160

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Portland. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Portland, Or via Los Angeles, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Portland station. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Portland Union Station via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 20 min.

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The distance between San Diego and Portland is 938 miles. The road distance is 1091.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Portland without a car is to bus which takes 25 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to get from San Diego to Portland, including transfers.

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San Diego to Portland bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Diego, Ca station.

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San Diego to Portland train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Diego Santa Fe Depot station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Portland is to fly which takes 4 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 25 h 49 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 33 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from San Diego Airport to Portland Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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San Diego to Portland bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Portland, Or station.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Portland.
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  • Distance: 937.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 17 min

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Portland, OR, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines fly from San Diego to Portland hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Portland via Los Angeles, Ca in around 25 h 49 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Portland
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Portland via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Portland via Oakland
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Portland via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from San Diego to Portland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Portland
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from San Diego to Portland via Sacramento
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Portland via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Portland Union Station
Ave. Duration
29 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Flexi Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Business Coach Seat
$320 - $460
Room
$600 - $850
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 San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Portland, Or
Ave. Duration
22 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $240

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

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Portland is 1091 miles. It takes approximately 18 h 13 min to drive from San Diego to Portland.

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United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Portland Airport.

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Book your San Diego to Portland bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 318+ hotels available in Portland. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 9 min and costs .

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