Portage travel guide

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You're Going to Love Portage

With a population of 36 828, Portage is a must-see destination in Indiana, United States.

Where to Eat in Portage

If you’re looking for affordable options, Abstract Cafe (3365 Willowcreek Road) and Buffalo Wild Wings - Portage (6530 US Highway 6) are great picks.

When to visit Portage

Portage in November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Portage in November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Portage in July, when the average temperature is 23 °C, and the highest can go up to 28 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -8 °C, with an average temperature of -4 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 109 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Portage, with an average rainfall of 46 mm.

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How to Get to Portage


Although Portage doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Chicago All airports (CHI), which is located 51 km from Portage. The shortest flight to Portage from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 14h 45m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Portage. The train journey from Portage to Milwaukee takes 1h 19m and costs around $44 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from South Bend, expect to pay about $52 for a 2h 05m trip.


Another option to get to Portage is to pick up a car hire from Chicago, which is about 50 km from Portage. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Dollar, among others, in Chicago.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Portage, including Greyhound, Bus and Amtrak. From Milwaukee, the bus ride to Portage takes 161 km and will cost you around $69. From Madison, the ticket costs about $35 for a journey of 193 km.

Airports near Portage

Airlines serving Portage

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British Airways
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Qatar Airways
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Korean Air
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LATAM Airlines
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American Airlines
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Virgin Atlantic
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Air New Zealand
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Porter Airlines
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Allegiant Air
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Where to stay in Portage

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Days Inn by Wyndham Portage and Hampton Inn Portage.

Where to stay in popular areas of Portage

Hiring a car in Portage

Expect to pay $1.83 per litre in Portage (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $21.95 and $29.27.