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Many visitors fly into the major airports in Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington and Boise, Idaho to access Eastern Oregon. From those cities, take a connecting flight to the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport in Pendleton, Oregon.
Driving through the expanses of Eastern Oregon can be one of the easiest ways to get around. Car rentals are available at the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport, as well as in cities like La Grande, Hermiston, Island City, Baker City, Enterprise and Joseph. For up to date information, including road conditions, closures and weather throughout Oregon see tripcheck.com. Gas up before you head out!
Trains in Eastern Oregon don’t really serve a travel/transport purpose anymore, but there are a few really cool “for fun” train rides available in the region. Visit the Sumpter ValleyRailroad. or the Eagle Cap Train.
Eastern Oregon is well connected both to the rest of the state and to the rest of their region through bus stations that dot the area. Most major cities in the region offer bus transit, and most will offer service directly from other nearby popular areas like Bend and Portland from the west and Boise from the east. Pendleton, La Grande, Baker City, Dayville, and more all offer public transit that connects the region.
Biking through Eastern Oregon will push and reward cyclers with steep climbs, rolling hills, and a picturesque, natural backdrop. There are four scenic bikeways in the region: the Painted Hills, the Blue Mountains, the Old West and the grand Tour Scenic Bikeways. Each of these rides lay claim to a section of Oregon that holds unique beauty that visitors won’t find anywhere else. Along the way, these rides take cycles through friendly towns like La Grande, Union, John Day and more. Be sure to stop for a bit and sample the incredible tastes and experiences each town has to offer!
photo credit: Benjamin Ariff
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