Portland to EPH Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $42
Fastest Way Train — 4h 27min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 30 lb CO2
Available Modes 3 modes — train, bus and by car
Distance 194 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak
Train
$54 · 4h 27min · 49 lb of CO2
PDX to EPH
+3 more options
Bus
$42 · 5h 22min · 30 lb of CO2
Portland to Quincy
+4 more options
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Drive
$26 · 3h 33min · 41 lb of CO2
Portland to EPH

Drive from Portland to EPH

It's 194 miles between Portland to EPH. On a typical day, it might take between 3h 33min and 3h 44min from Portland to EPH under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 3h 55min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to EPH 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 $26.

What is the best way to travel from Portland to EPH?

The are 8 different ways across 3 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Portland to EPH. The fastest way out of Portland towards Quincy is by bus, as it is the quickest to the EPH area. This doesn't necessarily take into consideration traffic or weather - so these may impact some of your decision making. It's common to find tickets for as low as $41. Amtrak operates from Portland to EPH, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Portland to EPH?

On your trip from Portland to EPH, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Is the train or the bus better from Portland to EPH WA?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Portland to EPH. 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 EPH is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Portland/EPH buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Portland 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 Portland OR and EPH 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 Portland to EPH? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of EPH 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 EPH 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 Portland to EPH?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Portland to EPH is by bus. The bus costs $42 roughly and will take 5 hours 22 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Portland to EPH?

Amtrak costs about $54 between Portland and EPH. In total, the train will take roughly 4 hours 27 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at PDX Portland Union Station, which is 1 miles from Portland. Further, once you arrive at EPH Ephrata Amtrak or you will still have 1 miles to EPH.

How long does it take from Portland to EPH by car?

The total distance between Portland and EPH is 194 miles and will take you about 3 hours 33 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $26.

Travel companies on this route

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Amtrak Amtrak from Portland to EPH
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International Visitors215-856-7952
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