Portage travel guide

Portage Tourism | Portage Guide

You're Going to Love Portage

With a population of 46,292, Portage is a must-see destination in Michigan, United States.

When to visit Portage

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

How to Get to Portage


When flying to Portage, you’ll arrive at Kalamazoo Intl (AZO), which is located 3 miles from the city centre. The shortest flight to Portage from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 41h 45m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Portage. The train journey from Portage to Chicago takes 2h 06m and costs around $47 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Grand Rapids, expect to pay about $162 for a 14h 56m trip.


Another option to get to Portage is to pick up a car hire from Chicago, which is about 107 miles from Portage. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Thrifty, among others, in Chicago.


You can travel by bus to Portage using Greyhound or Bus. From Chicago, the bus ride to Portage takes 165 miles and will cost you around $46. From Nashville, the ticket costs about $206 for a journey of 725 miles.

Airlines serving Portage

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British Airways
Good (3,502 reviews)
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Air France
Good (841 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,228 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,326 reviews)
Excellent (1,825 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (4,098 reviews)
Good (948 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (4,345 reviews)
Good (1,616 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (619 reviews)
Excellent (366 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (612 reviews)
Okay (1,346 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (829 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (724 reviews)
Good (878 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Portage

Most booked hotels in Portage

Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center, MI
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
Clarion Inn I-94 near Expo Center
Good (6.1, Good reviews)
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Kalamazoo, MI
Okay (4.6, Okay reviews)
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Kalamazoo
Okay (4.8, Okay reviews)
Baymont Inn & Suites Kalamazoo East
Mediocre (2.6, Mediocre reviews)

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 $21.94 and $29.25. The most frequently booked car type in Portage is Full-size (Ford Transit or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate car hire (Mazda Mazda3 or similar) is, on average, 49% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.