At Wed, 20 Feb 2008 19:35:45 -0800,
"Reese, Terry" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> You'll want to fly. On the West Coast, taking the train is a bit of
> a crap shoot and wouldn't advise it unless you had a day between
> when you are suppose to arrive and when you need to arrive. The few
> times I've taken Amtrak on the West coast between Seattle and Los
> Angelos, I've never been on time. I've been anywhere between 5 hours
> to one day late depending the distance needed to travel. In fact,
> given my past experience, if I wasn't going to fly -- I would drive.
> It will take you approximately 12-13 hours to drive down I-5 from
> Portland to San Francisco. By train, almost twice as long.
Terry is right. Trains here are useless. The Greyhound will take less
time (!), but lowest cost fare is only around half the cost of a plane
ride, and refundable is comparable.
If you can get a car or hitch a ride I-5 is not a great trip but fast
enough: 1/101 takes a bit longer but at least is a pretty nice drive
through CA (don’t know about Oregon).
If you do fly, Southwest flies from Portland to Oakland for a good
price, & Oakland is just a Bart ride from SF.
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