Amtrak lowers prepare ticket fares between Oregon locations


PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Amtrak is competing with fuel costs to entice extra vacationers to take the prepare between Portland and Eugene. The corporate is reducing the worth of tickets to supply vacationers with extra inexpensive choices. 

Beginning Jan. 4, Amtrak stated riders can take the prepare from Portland to Eugene for as little as $17. Costs between different Oregon stops have been diminished as effectively, some by as a lot as 30%. 

“We appeared on the excessive value of driving on I-5 within the Willamette Valley and realized we may supply one thing higher,” stated Karyn Criswell, Public Transportation Division administrator for the Oregon Division of Transportation. “The charges are extra inexpensive, the trip is extraordinarily comfy and it’s rather more stress-free than preventing visitors.” 

Each day, Amtrak Cascades operates two roundtrip trains between Eugene and Portland. A number of trains make connections going farther north to Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. Nevertheless, it’s solely the Oregon portion of the route that’s providing new, decrease costs. 

ODOT launched the chart beneath displaying the bottom fares between locations beginning Jan. 4. 

From/To Portland Oregon Metropolis Salem Albany
Oregon Metropolis $3
Salem $10 $7
Albany $12 $9 $8
Eugene $17 $15 $11 $10

Tickets can be found to buy now on 

The web site additionally supplies extra details about exploring Oregon through Amtrak Cascades. It suggests locations to go to and issues to see and do within the Willamette Valley. 

As of Dec. 20, AAA stated Oregon’s common fuel value was $3.83. Whereas that’s a big lower from costs the state noticed earlier in 2022, it’s nonetheless greater than the typical value of fuel in Oregon a yr in the past – $3.77.