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What are flights like from Victoria to portland?

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What are flights like from Victoria to portland?

We are staying 2 nights in Victoria and would like to proceed to portland.

We are seniors too set on driving on the left side of the road so need advice to fly or train to next stop. Thanks

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1. Re: What are flights like from Victoria to portland?

You could fly from Victoria to Portland, connecting in Seattle on Air Canada or Alaska.

You could also take the Victoria Clipper from downtown Victoria to downtown Seattle and then connect to Amtrak train to Portland.

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2. Re: What are flights like from Victoria to portland?

Thank you Muftivancouver, I think the ferry and train sounds great. Would I have time to catch the train with check in baggage. I'm not sure of distances between pier and station.

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5. Re: What are flights like from Victoria to portland?

I haven't gone it to have a close look at it, but unless you want to have a night in Seattle, you might be best off to fly, although I agree that going by water and rail is probably going to be the better experience.

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6. Re: What are flights like from Victoria to portland?

Thanks again, I keep looking as we are not planning to visit until mid September! While I have you on line, is it too late in the season for whale watching. We didn't see any when we were on inside passage to Alaska late sept some years ago.

Appreciate yr help.

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7. Re: What are flights like from Victoria to portland?

Orca watching off Victoria will be just fine. Oi, looking for whales from a cruise ship is like looking for drop bears in the tree tops.

Edited: 08 July 2014, 08:39
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8. Re: What are flights like from Victoria to portland?

The Clipper arrives in Seattle around 2 p.m. Once you disembark, you collect your luggage and go through Customs. Outside the terminal, there are lots of cabs and you can just take one to the King Street Station. It's about a 5 - 10 min cab ride. The King Street Station is the main station in Seattle and you can check your luggage there for the train.

There is a 5:30 p.m. train to Portland that arrives in Portland at 9:20 p.m. I did a check for the rates for Sept 15 and for 2 seniors, it's $52.00 for regular (unreserved) coach seats and $93.80 for reserved business class seats. http://www.amtrak.com/home

If it were me, I'd do the Clipper and the train. :)

Edited: 08 July 2014, 14:18
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9. Re: What are flights like from Victoria to portland?

Well I have removed my posts because my advice was for getting to the airport not Amtrak's station. I appreciate lucksyll coming on to straighten out my mess.

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