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There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco to Portland by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly from San Francisco  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Portland (PDX) SFO - PDX

$69 - $221

6 alternative options

BART to Oakland, fly  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Portland (PDX) OAK - PDX

$83 - $314

Caltrain to San Jose, fly  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Portland (PDX) SJC - PDX

$74 - $276

Train to Santa Rosa, fly  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from San Rafael to Sonoma County Airport
  2. Fly from Santa Rosa (STS) to Portland (PDX) STS - PDX

$147 - $491

Bus  •  16 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Sacramento, Ca 8320 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Portland, Or 1420 / ...

$75 - $184

Train  •  19 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Portland Union Station Coast Starlight

$103 - $294

Drive  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Portland 640.5 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Portland is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 10 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Portland is to fly which costs $65 - $230 and takes 3 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Portland. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Portland, Or via Sacramento, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 30 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Portland is 539 miles. The road distance is 640.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Portland without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 30 min and costs $75 - $190.

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It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to get from San Francisco to Portland, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Portland is to fly which takes 3 h 46 min and costs $65 - $230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $190 and takes 16 h 30 min, you could also train, which costs $100 - $300 and takes 19 h 22 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Portland Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Portland.
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  • Distance: 538.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 46 min

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

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Francisco to Portland hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Portland via Sacramento, Ca in around 16 h 30 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Oakland to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from San Jose to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Oakland to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from San Jose to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Santa Rosa to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from San Francisco to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Train operators
BART
Phone
94604-2688
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station to Coliseum BART Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
bart.gov
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
SMART
Phone
+1 707-794-3330
Train from San Rafael to Sonoma County Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.org
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 Oakland Jack London Square Station to Portland Union Station
Ave. Duration
17 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$420 - $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.

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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 Francisco, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Portland, Or
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $150

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Portland is 641 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 51 min to drive from San Francisco to Portland.

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Sun Country Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Portland Airport.

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

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There are 323+ hotels available in Portland. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs $6 - $9.

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