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Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR by train

The journey from Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR by train is 827.36 mi and takes 40 hr 45 min. There are 3 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:45 AM and the last at 7:13 PM. It is possible to travel from Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR by train for as little as $193.15 or as much as $345.63. The best price for this journey is $193.15.

Lowest Price$193.15
Journey Duration40 hr 45 min
Connection per Day3
Lowest Price$193.15
Highest Price$345.63
First Departure5:45 AM
Last Departure7:13 PM
Distance827.36 mi
DepartureLos Angeles, CA
ArrivalPortland, OR
CarriersAmtrak

Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Travel by train from Los Angeles, CA, to Portland, OR

The train from Los Angeles, CA, to Portland, OR, lasts on average 40 hr 45 min. Around 3 trains depart a day from Portland to California. The average price is $265.50, and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around $193.15.

Amtrak, the largest passenger railroad service in the US, operates the train from Los Angeles to Portland. One Amtrak service connects the two west coast cities directly: The Amtrak Coast Starlight- Amtrak also offers to buy a ticket on the same route using different services. Your journey can start with the Coast Starlight, but to shorten your trip from 28 to 25 hours, for example, Amtrak offers to transfer to a bus and the San Joaquins Amtrak service,

The San Joaquins Amtrak service is a rail service that runs between Bakersfield and Oakland, California. It operates seven days a week and serves various cities along the route of the San Joaquin Valley, the leading agriculture area of California, equally stunning as the coast. It usually guarantees coach seats and has an onboard cafe if you are in the mood for refreshments.

The Coast Starlight is one of the most stunning Amtrak services; it connects all the major cities, from Seattle to Los Angeles. Rainy Washington forests, Cascades, Rocky Mountains, and Pacific beaches, you can experience it all in the unique sightseeing cars. The Coast Starlight is one of the long-distance trains using the double-decker Superliner cars: dining cars, sleeping cars, and the particular observation lounge car. You can observe the dramatic scenery unfold while having a snack from the café on the lower deck.

Amtrak offers four sleeping options on their trains.

  1. The Roomette is, at first glance, a tiny room, but it is very well-used. Different innovative storage options will surprise you at every step. They start with two comfortable recliner seats, which turn into a bed, and a second bunk bed that you pull from the ceiling, making enough space for two people to sleep and have a great view. The older Viewliner cars have a toilet and a sink in the room (one of the surprises under the steps to the upper bunk), which can be tricky if there are two people. The newer cars have toilets and bathrooms in the hallway.
  2. The Bedroom is twice as big, with a big comfy queen bed and a bathroom in the room (separated by a door). It has all the amenities of the Roomette with more space and a higher price. 
  3. The Two-Room Suite on a train offers twice the space of a regular Bedroom accommodation. During the day, the suite features two sofas and separate chairs for seating; at night, these furnishings convert into upper and lower beds, providing comfortable sleeping arrangements. It includes two in-room sinks, restrooms, and showers.
  4. The Family room is only available on the Superliner trains. It provides comfortable accommodations for up to four people, with full-sized beds and fold-down bunks. Passengers can access hot showers, extra storage space, a sink, and an enclosed lavatory. 

You will start your journey at Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles, between Alameda Street, Cesar Chavez Avenue, Vignes Street, and the Hollywood Freeway. The Terminal Annex building is on the opposite side of the Chavez Avenue underpass. It is not far from Chinatown, and Patsaouras Transit Plaza on the east side of the station is a stop for the Metro Local, Metro Rapid, and Metro Express lines, the municipal lines as the DASH shuttles. You can reach LAX with The FlyAway express bus service.

Union Station in Portland is located at 800 NW Sixth Avenue and is widely recognizable thanks to its glowing neon sign encouraging travelers to "Go By Train."  The station features vending machines, ATMs, vending machines ticketing kiosks, and a ticket office. Business-class passengers can take some time to relax in the Metropolitan Lounge, which has comfortable seating and complimentary snacks and beverages. It is also fully accessible, with an elevator, accessible toilets, and accessible parking. Overnight and same-day parking is free if you want to leave your car.

Portland, Oregon's largest city, is located at the convergence of the Columbia and Willamette rivers. The city has a vibrant art, theatre, and music scene and is famous for its many breweries and coffee shops - in other words, Portland is a hipster's paradise. In the heart of Old Town Chinatown, visitors will find many historic buildings and nightlife spots. Take advantage of the impressive views from Steel Bridge over the Willamette River - a must-visit! Capture photos with the iconic Train Clock Tower at Union Station to stroll across one of its famous bridges on the Willamette River or discover why Portland is renowned for its commitment to sustainability.

So if you plan to travel to Portland from Los Angeles by train, let us help you plan it. We check thousands of rail, bus, and flight destinations to help you find the best price. Check out our handy price calendar below, where you can see the best prices across all modes of transport between Portland and Los Angeles.

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Cheap train tickets from Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $1.03 to $249.37 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 100% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR

The cheapest Los Angeles, CA - Portland, OR train tickets can be found for as low as $92.81 if you’re lucky, or $156.40 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $231.37.

Find the best day to travel to Portland, OR by train

When travelling to Portland, OR by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Services on board Amtrak from Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR
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Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
93.21kg
Bus
99.86kg
Flight
266.3kg
Car
213.04kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Los Angeles, CA and Portland, OR are 93.21kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Los Angeles, CA and Portland, OR? By taking the train between Los Angeles, CA and Portland, OR you will save 173.09kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 6.65kg compared to a bus and 119.83kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR?
A train ticket from Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR is $265.50. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $193.15.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR is $193.15. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Los Angeles, CA and Portland, OR by train?
Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR is 827.36 mi.
How long does the train between Los Angeles, CA and Portland, OR take?
Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR is on average 40 hr 45 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 29 hr 49 min.
How many train connections per day go from Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR?
Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR has 3 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR leave?
The earliest train from Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR departs at 5:45 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR depart?
The latest train from Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR departs at 7:13 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $193.15 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Los Angeles, CA and Portland, OR is 29 hr 49 min.
Is there a direct train from Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR?
Yes, there is a direct train between Los Angeles, CA and Portland, OR.
What are the CO2 emissions for Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR by train?
The train journey from Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR creates 93.21kg of CO2 emissions.

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