JFK to PDX Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $254
Fastest Way Flight — 11h 4min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 367 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — flight, train, bus and by car
Distance 2,446 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak
$601 · 11h 7min · 999 lb of CO2
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JFK airport Flights

There are 4 airports — JFK, LGA, EWR, HPN — that make sense to fly out of from JFK and 1 airports — PDX — to access PDX. The best deals are usually found by flying out of JFK.

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to PDX from JFK, a flight is the quickest method.
$448 · 2d 8h 38min · 620 lb of CO2
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$255 · 3d 3h 50min · 419 lb of CO2
Queens Village to Portland
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$330 · 1d 17h 5min · 465 lb of CO2

Drive from JFK airport

It's 2446 miles between JFK to PDX. On a typical day, it might take between 1d 17h 5min and 1d 19h 9min from JFK to PDX under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 1d 21h 12min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to PDX by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $330.

What is the best way to travel from JFK to PDX?

Because PDX is so far away from JFK, we recommend simply booking a flight. Other options to PDX do exist, but going by plane will save you valuable time. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from JFK to PDX?

On average, the best time to book a flight for the winter is 5 - 6 days in advance. Including seasonlity, while spring flights should be booked about three months prior to, summer about 5 weeks in advance, and fall and winter flights about 6 weeks in advance. Shuttle service may be available to PDX. If you're traveling with a large group, you should probably take a shuttle as it will reduce the price per person. Alternatively, there are shared shuttle services available. With this option, you'll want to book as soon as possible to allow the shuttle service enough time to coordinate your pickup and dropoff.

Is the train or the bus better from JFK to PDX Portland?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from JFK to PDX. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to PDX is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the JFK/PDX buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from JFK is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between JFK and PDX during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from JFK to PDX? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of PDX traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to PDX is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from JFK to PDX?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from JFK to PDX is by bus. The bus costs $254 roughly and will take 3 day 3 hours 28 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from JFK to PDX?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between JFK area and PDX, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 2 day 8 hours 49 minutes. We recommend catching the train at NYP New York Penn Station, which is about 14 miles from JFK. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at CHI Chicago.

How long does it take from JFK to PDX by car?

The total distance between JFK and PDX is 2446 miles and will take you about 1 day 17 hours 5 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $330.

Travel companies on this route

Amtrak Amtrak from JFK to PDX
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