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

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Train  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Portland Union Station Amtrak Cascades / ...

$35 - $95

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Bus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Portland, Or 1431 / ...

$15 - $55

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Portland 174.1 miles

$17 - $25

Fly  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Portland (PDX) SEA - PDX

$86 - $217

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Seattle, Wa and arriving at Portland, Or. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Seattle King Street Station station and arriving at Portland Union Station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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The distance between Seattle and Portland is 146 miles. The road distance is 174.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Portland without a car is to train which takes 3 h 30 min and costs .

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The train from Seattle King Street Station to Portland Union Station takes 3 h 30 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Seattle to Portland bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Seattle, Wa station.

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Seattle to Portland train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Seattle King Street Station.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Portland is to train which takes 3 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 25 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 2 h 59 min.

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Portland Airport is the direct flight which takes 47 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Portland.
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  • Distance: 145.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Portland, OR, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Seattle to Portland 5 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $95 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Seattle to Portland every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $22 - $55 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min. Boltbus also services this route every 4 hours.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Portland
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Seattle to Portland via Redmond
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Portland Union Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
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 Seattle, Wa to Portland, Or
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
boltbus.com

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Portland is 174 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to drive from Seattle to Portland.

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Delta and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from Seattle Airport to Portland Airport.

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Book your Seattle to Portland bus tickets online with Greyhound and Busbud.

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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 Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 34 min and costs .

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