Extra Roundtrips Offered During Thanksgiving Travel Rush
PORTLAND — Amtrak Cascades will offer additional direct Cascades Thruway Motorcoach service from the University of Oregon – Eugene to Portland Union Station on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and Sunday, Dec. 1, two of the busiest travel days during Thanksgiving week.
The buses will stop on campus at 1320 E. 15 Ave., across from the Student Recreation Center. Most buses will also serve Salem and Albany, Ore. Convenient train connections are available at Portland.
On Wednesday, Nov. 27, buses will depart the campus at 7:30 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 10:35 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:50 p.m., 1:20 p.m., 2:35 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:40 p.m. Motorcoaches departing at 1:20 p.m. and 2:35 p.m. will travel non-stop from Eugene to Portland. Amtrak Cascades trains depart Eugene at 5:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.
On Sunday, Dec. 1, buses will arrive on campus at 11:50 a.m., 2:20 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 7:50 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 8:40 p.m., 10:10 p.m., and 11:00 p.m.
These Amtrak Thruway buses and daily Thruway service are offered at the campus in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Transportation. Regular one-way motorcoach fares are available between the University of Oregon and Albany ($14); the University and Salem ($17); and between the University and Portland ($26). Reservations are required.
Regular Amtrak Cascades train service continues to operate from Eugene at 433 Willamette Street.
Amtrak Cascades service is operated by Amtrak and funded by the Washington and Oregon departments of transportation. Visit www.AmtrakCascades.com or call 800–USA–RAIL for reservations and information.
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