Railroads


North American Rail Connections


Portland offers competitive transit time to key U.S. destinations including Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Memphis, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Omaha, St. Louis and the Ohio Valley.

Average transit time from Portland to interior destinations:

Destination Hours
Salt Lake City 48-56
Denver 70-74
Omaha 85-90
Kansas City 85
Minneapolis 84-104
St. Louis 107
Memphis 120
Chicago 84-104
Detroit 108-152
Columbus 100-105


Genesee & Wyoming Railroads in Oregon


Portland is also gateway for points within Oregon and Northern California on the Genesee & Wyoming Railroads.

Portland's Local Rail Connections


Portland’s marine facilities feature on-dock rail connections and are well served by efficient and modern main line and short line rail connections. Together, the Port, the state of Oregon, city of Portland, tenants and railroads have invested heavily in a number of rail yards, overpasses, new trackage and related projects that have improved capacity, velocity and safety throughout Rivergate Industrial District and the surrounding region.