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There are 7 ways to get from Vancouver to Portland by bus, tram, train, taxi, car, towncar or foot

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Line 105 bus  •  22 min

  1. Take the line 105 bus from E 15th St & Broadway [wb] to SW 6th & Columbia 105

$2

6 alternative options

Tram  •  23 min

  1. Take the tram from Expo Center station to Union Station/NW 5th & Glisan station MAX Yellow Line

$3

Train  •  30 min

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Amtrak Station to Portland Union Station Amtrak Cascades / ...

$19 - $35

Taxi  •  12 min

  1. Take a taxi from Vancouver to Portland 9.1 miles

$28 - $35

Drive  •  12 min

  1. Drive from Vancouver to Portland 9.1 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  12 min

  1. Take an Uber from Vancouver to Portland 9.1 miles

$11 - $16

Walk  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Walk from Vancouver to Portland 10.3 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to Portland is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to Portland is to taxi which costs $28 - $35 and takes 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from E 15th St & Broadway [wb] and arriving at SW 6th & Columbia. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 22 min.

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

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The distance between Vancouver and Portland is 8 miles. The road distance is 9.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Portland without a car is to line 105 bus which takes 22 min and costs $2.

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The line 105 bus from E 15th St & Broadway [wb] to SW 6th & Columbia takes 22 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Vancouver to Portland bus services, operated by C-Tran, depart from E 15th St & Broadway [wb] station.

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

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Portland is to line 105 bus which takes 22 min and costs $2. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $19 - $35 and takes 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to Portland.
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  • Distance: 8 miles
  • Duration: 22 min

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

C-Tran operates a bus from Vancouver to Portland hourly. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 22 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Vancouver to Portland 5 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 30 min.

Train operators
Portland TriMet
Phone
+1 503-238-7433
Website
trimet.org
Tram from Expo Center station to Union Station/NW 5th & Glisan station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
trimet.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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver Amtrak Station to Portland Union Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$19 - $29
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Room
$120 - $170
Bus operators
C-Tran
Phone
+1 360-695-0123
Website
c-tran.com
Bus from E 15th St & Broadway [wb] to SW 6th & Columbia
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
c-tran.com
Other operators
Uber Portland
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Vancouver to Portland
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Signup at
uber.com
UberX
$11 - $16
Assist
$12 - $17
WAV
$12 - $17
UberXL
$23 - $30
Select
$35 - $50
Taxi from Vancouver to Portland
Ave. Duration
12 min
Estimated price
$28 - $35
United Taxi
Phone
+1 503-998-7151
Website
pdxshuttles.net
Portland Taxi
Phone
+1 503-256-5400
Website
portlandtaxi.net
Radio Cab
Phone
+1 503-227-1212
Website
radiocab.net

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Vancouver to Portland bus services, operated by C-Tran, arrive at SW 6th & Columbia station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to Portland is 9 miles. It takes approximately 12 min to drive from Vancouver to Portland.

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