There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco to Portland by plane, subway, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from San Francisco  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Portland (PDX) SFO - PDX

$69 - $221

5 alternative options

BART to Oakland, fly  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the BART from Civic Center/UN Plaza to Coliseum
  2. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Portland (PDX) OAK - PDX

$83 - $314

Caltrain to San Jose, fly  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Portland (PDX) SJC - PDX

$74 - $276

Bus  •  16 h

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Sacramento, Ca 8320 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Portland, Or 1420 / ...

$75 - $184

Train  •  19 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Portland Union Station Amtrak Coast Starlight

$103 - $294

Drive  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Portland 640.5 miles

$60 - $95

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Portland, OR, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from San Francisco to Portland hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Francisco to Portland via Sacramento, Ca in around 16 h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Oakland to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from San Jose to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Oakland to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from San Jose to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Train operators
BART
Website
bart.gov
Subway from Civic Center/UN Plaza to Coliseum
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
bart.gov
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Portland Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$420 - $600
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Portland, Or
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $150

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from San Francisco to Portland?

The distance between San Francisco and Portland is 862 km. The road distance is 1025 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Portland?

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Portland is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 10 h 51 min.

What is the fastest way to get from San Francisco to Portland?

The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Portland is to fly which takes 3 h 44 min and costs $65 - $230.

Is there a direct bus between San Francisco and Portland?

No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Portland. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Portland, Or via Sacramento, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h.

How long does it take to get from San Francisco to Portland?

It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to get from San Francisco to Portland, including transfers.