Amtrak is the nation’s intercity passenger rail operator, with 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces. Portland is connected to three Amtrak rail lines. The Amtrak Cascades line runs from Vancouver, B.C., through Seattle and Portland to Eugene, Ore. The Coast Starlight line runs from Seattle through Portland to Los Angeles. The Empire Builder line runs from Portland/Seattle to Chicago.
Amtrak trains arrive in and depart from the iconic Union Station in downtown Portland, and there are also stations in Vancouver and Oregon City.