How to travel from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR

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from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR

You can get from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR on Aug 15 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR

distanceDistance144 miles (233 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$21 - $104
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $21 (€19) • 3 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $104 (€96) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Alaska Airlines or Amtrak

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 144 miles (233 km) from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $21 (€19). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Alaska Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR.

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There are 4 travel options from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Portland, OR from Seattle, WA is by taking a bus, which costs on average $21 (€19).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Portland, OR:

Taking a bus is usually $83 (€77) less than taking a flight to Portland, OR, which costs on average $104 (€96) for the same trip.

A bus is generally $10 (€9) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $31 (€28) from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR.

The fastest way from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR is by flight with an average journey time of 50 min.

There are alternative travel options to Portland, OR that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 3 h 35 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 25 min   of travel time.

The Seattle, WA to Portland, OR distance is around 144 miles (233 km).

The average frequency per day from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR is:

  • 3 buses per day.
  • 3 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Seattle, WA and Portland, OR as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR:

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

    • You can go to Portland, OR from Seattle, WA by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $21 (€19) with Flixbus from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR on Omio.
    • You can go to Portland, OR from Seattle, WA by plane with Alaska Airlines. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $104 (€96) with Alaska Airlines from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR on Omio.
    • You can travel to Portland, OR from Seattle, WA by train with Amtrak. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $31 (€28) with Amtrak from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR.

    Yes, there are direct routes from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR with the following travel companies:

    • You'll find 3 direct trains a day to Portland, OR with Amtrak.

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

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

    When planning your trip from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Bus tickets are costing on average $21 (€19) one way.
    • Plane tickets cost $104 (€96) one way on average.
    • Train tickets are costing $31 (€28) one way on average.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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