How to travel from Portland, OR to Oakland, CA

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Travel Information to Oakland, CA from Portland, OR

distanceDistance532 miles (858 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$39 - $212
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $39 (€37) • 16 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $212 (€199) • 1 h 43 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlaska Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 532 miles (858 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Portland, OR to Oakland, CA. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 43 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $39 (€37). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Alaska Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Portland, OR to Oakland, CA.

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There are 4 ways to travel between Portland, OR and Oakland, CA including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Oakland, CA from Portland, OR is by taking a bus, which costs on average $39 (€37).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Oakland, CA:

A bus is $173 (€162) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Portland, OR to Oakland, CA costing on average $212 (€199).

Taking a bus is usually $161 (€151) less than taking a train to Oakland, CA, which costs on average $201 (€188) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Oakland, CA from Portland, OR is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 43 min.

Other travel options to Oakland, CA can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 16 h 25 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 18 h 32 min.

Oakland, CA is approximately 532 miles (858 km) away from Portland, OR.

The average frequency per day from Portland, OR to Oakland, CA is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Oakland, CA from Portland, OR as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Portland, OR to Oakland, CA:

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Portland, OR to Oakland, CA:

    • You can travel from Portland, OR to Oakland, CA by flight with Alaska Airlines. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $212 (€199) with Alaska Airlines from Portland, OR to Oakland, CA.
    • You can travel between Portland, OR and Oakland, CA by train with Amtrak. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $201 (€188) with Amtrak from Portland, OR to Oakland, CA.

    Yes, there are direct services available from Portland, OR to Oakland, CA with the following travel companies:

    • You can travel directly by train with Amtrak with 1 direct train per day.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Oakland, CA as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Portland, OR to Oakland, CA.

    Your trip from Portland, OR to Oakland, CA doesn't have to end in Oakland, CA. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Paris or London. If you’d like to add Barcelona, Paris or London to your Portland, OR to Oakland, CA tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Oakland, CA today!

    Before traveling from Portland, OR to Oakland, CA, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • A bus ticket costs $39 (€37) one way on average for this route.
    • A plane ticket is costing on average $212 (€199) one way for this route.
    • A train ticket for this route costs on average $201 (€188) one way.

    But we recommend booking Portland, OR to Oakland, CA tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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