Just a short distance away from the center of the path of totality, it’s a breeze to get to Lincoln City. Located on the Oregon Coast, we’re only two hours southwest of Portland and one hour west of Salem. See it here first as it makes landfall and travels coast to coast across the United States.
On the Ground
From Portland and other northern areas, you can reach Lincoln City via Hwy 99, connecting with Hwy 18 through McMinnville. From any location, including Portland as well, travel along I-5 and catch Hwy 20 through Salem. If you’re coming from other coastal communities you’ll find Lincoln City by following Hwy 101. Check out the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Trip Check for the most up-to-date traffic information and access to live cameras to keep a close eye on the current driving conditions.
In the Air
The closest major airport is Portland International, which is served by most major airlines. You can rent a car in Portland or take Caravan Airport Transportation with direct service to Lincoln City.
The Coastal Connector provides transportation from Salem to Lincoln City. On the weekends, Salem’s pickup location is at the Amtrak Station with drop-off at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. On weekdays, the Coastal Connector picks up at Spirit Mountain Casino with service from Salem provided by Cherriots 2X route. There are three round trips daily. North by Northwest Connector provides bus service from Portland to the coast, including Lincoln City. This interconnected, five county alliance is your ticket to the Oregon Coast. Three and seven day visitor passes are available.
What to Expect During the Eclipse
Allow extra time for travel in the week leading up to and following the eclipse. Cities along the path of totality are expecting heavy visitation. Please practice patience, plan ahead and be kind to your fellow human beings. Public transportation may experience interruptions in service due to the increase in traffic.