Cascade Lakes Highway

How to Get To Bend By Air, Road, Bus and Rail

Getting Here

How to Get to Bend, Oregon

You’re dreaming of a trip to Bend, but getting here requires more than fantasies. From daily flights to road trips to busses to trains, you’ll find ample ways to access Bend besides snapping your fingers and singing “take me to paradise!”

Read on to learn about air travel into Redmond (just 20 minutes north of Bend!) or the simple 3.5-hour road trip from Portland.

By Air

With non-stop commercial flights and air service from major markets, getting to Bend, Oregon is quick and convenient. Once you land at Roberts Field Airport (RDM), you’re just 20 minutes from the energy and excitement of downtown Bend.

Flights are provided by Alaska, United, Delta, Aha!, Avelo, Allegiant, and American Airlines. These carriers offer arriving and departing flights daily to and from Burbank, Denver, Los Angeles, Reno, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Phoenix, and Seattle. Check out for direct flight schedules into Bend and Central Oregon. Direct2 Air provides charter flight bookings from the Bend Airport.

Long-term parking is affordable, and you’ll find multiple car rental services on site. Security lines are smaller than at big airports, and grabbing checked luggage after you land seldom takes more than ten minutes.

Taxis, airport shuttles, and rideshare apps connect you to Bend with just a click or a call. For more information go here. Cascades East Transit also provides bus service to the airport. For more information click here.

By Road

Did someone say road trip? 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, 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 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

By Bus

Bend is served by regional bus service from many cities in Oregon:
From Portland: Central Oregon Breeze
From Coos Bay, Florence, Eugene: Porter Stage Lines
From Eugene: Pacific Crest Bus 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

By Rail

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