How To Get to Bend, Oregon
Considered the base camp of Central Oregon, getting to Bend, Oregon is easy no matter how you choose to travel.
With non-stop commercial flights and air service from major markets, getting to Bend, Oregon is quick and convenient. And once you land at the renovated Roberts Field Airport (RDM), you’re only 20 minutes away from the energy and excitement of downtown Bend. Roberts Field is the fourth largest commercial airport in Oregon, serving all of Central Oregon.
Flights are provided by Alaska, United, Delta, and American Airlines. These carriers offer arriving and departing flights daily to and from Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Seattle. Check out flyrdm.com for direct flight schedules into Bend and Central Oregon. Professional Air Charter Service provides charter flight service from the Bend airport.
Getting in and out of the Redmond/Bend airport (RDM) is quick and easy with short security lines, friendly TSA staff, and getting your checked luggage takes only five to ten minutes. Airport parking is about a $1 per hour as well and long-term parking rates are very affordable. You don't need to allow as much time to check-in or get through security as you would for other airports so the less time you have to be at the airport, the more time you get to enjoy yourself in Central Oregon.
By Air Charter:
If commercial airport service doesn't fit your needs or schedule, you may want to consider on-demand air charter service which can take the conveniently from the airport closest to you directly into Bend, Oregon. No layovers, missing connecting flights, or hassles. Professional Air offers aircraft charter services in Bend.
Centrally located at the junction of US Highway 97 (a north and south route from Madras to Klamath Falls) and State Highway 20 (the east and west route from Idaho/Burns to Salem/Willamette Valley), Bend is easily accessible from all directions and is less than three hours southeast of Portland, along a route highlighted with scenic beauty.
For current road conditions and road cams, visit the Oregon Department of Transportation's travel information website, TripCheck.com. If you are on the road and need up-to-date weather and road information, call 511 in Oregon. Or if outside the state of Oregon, contact the Oregon Department of Transportation at 800.997.6368. Also, you can download a copy of the Oregon Winter Driving Guide here to help you arrive safely at your destination.
Mileage Chart - Driving Distances to Bend
175 miles or 281km SE of Portland, Oregon
130 miles or 209km SE Salem, Oregon
121 miles or 194km NE of Eugene, Oregon
500 miles or 804km NE of San Francisco, California
330 miles or 531km W of Boise, Idaho
343 miles or 552km SE of Seattle, Washington
394 miles or 634km N of Reno, Nevada
Bend is served by regional bus service from many cities in Oregon:
From Portland: Central Oregon Breeze
From Newport, Corvallis, Salem: Valley Retriever
From Coos Bay, Florence, Eugene: Porter Stage Lines
From John Day: People Mover
From Ontario: Eastern POINT
Amtrak Shuttle from Chemult to Bend/Redmond: High Desert POINT
Indian Head Casino Fun Bus
AMTRAK provides convenient and affordable rail transportation to the Bend area from various locations throughout the region. Call Amtrak for fares and schedules 800.872.7245 or visit their website at www.amtrak.com.