How to Reach Portland, Oregon

The Easiest Way to Reach Portland


  • By Air: Travel to Portland gets easy with the Portland International Airport (PDX). It boasts of hosting almost 227 flights daily.
  • By Train: The Amtrak connects nearby cities to Portland, USA. Trains halt at the Union Station and connect the city to places such as Eugene, Seattle, San Francisco and Chicago to name a few.
  • By Bus: It is easy to travel to and from Portland with the iconic Greyhound and its subsidiary BoltBus.


  • By MAX Light Rail: Portland’s efficient light-rail system connects the metro region to downtown area.
  • By Streetcar: USA’s first modern-day streetcar, the Portland Streetcar runs in 2 lines. One connects downtown to Pearl district and the other connects Willamette River to OMSI.  
  • By Bicycle: Portland is the Bike City of USA. With 315 miles of bikeways and the nation’s highest percentage of bike commuters, the city is definitely bicycle friendly.
  • By Bus: The TriMet is an efficient bus system which covers the city and its suburbs.
  • By Car: Portland takes pride in the fact that it can be explored without a car. However, car rentals are available.
  • On Foot: Walk around the city’s streets and discover Portland like never before.

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Modes of Transportation in Portland

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Portland. The most preferred mode of transport in Portland is Car.

Average distance: 18.11 km Average time: 31.91 min

  • Car 77.78%
    Driving 32.03 min Walking 0.24 min Overall average time for 20.16 kms 32.27 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 5.56%
    Bus 27 min Waiting 6.8 min Walking 3.43 min Other 1.2 min Overall average time for 7.5 kms 38.43 min
  • Walking 2.22%
    Walking 42.5 min Bus 10 min Driving 7.5 min Waiting 2.5 min Overall average time for 23.34 kms 62.5 min
  • Tram/Streetcar 1.11%
    Tram 25 min Overall average time for 12.87 kms 25 min
  • Bike 6.67%
    Bike 19.33 min Overall average time for 5.93 kms 19.33 min
  • Train/Metro 3.33%
    Train 30.33 min Walking 3.33 min Driving 2.33 min Waiting 1 min Overall average time for 20.39 kms 37 min
  • Motorbike 1.11%
    Motorbike 10 min Walking 2 min Overall average time for 5 kms 12 min

How to Reach Portland from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Beaverton to Portland 11.72 km 23 mins
Tigard to Portland 11.9 km 11 mins
Vancouver to Portland 14.72 km 25 mins
Wilsonville to Portland 17.21 km 17 mins
Hillsboro to Portland 27.97 km 53 mins
Camas to Portland 32.13 km 35 mins
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