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. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

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 January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 133
1 night at 3-star hotel
Portage in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 133
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 Canada departs from Calgary and takes around 3h 20m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Portage. The train journey from Portage to Milwaukee takes 1h 19m and costs around C$ 34 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from South Bend, expect to pay about C$ 27 for a 2h 05m trip.


Another option to get to Portage is to pick up a car rental from Chicago, which is about 50 km from Portage. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Routes Car & Truck Rentals, among others, in Chicago.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Portage, including OurBus, Tornado Bus and Amtrak. From Indianapolis, the bus ride to Portage takes 338 km and will cost you around C$ 54. From Monona, the ticket costs about C$ 53 for a journey of 346 km.

Airports near Portage

Airlines serving Portage

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British Airways
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Air France
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United Airlines
Good (3,584 reviews)
Qatar Airways
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Korean Air
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Japan Airlines
Excellent (643 reviews)
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LATAM Airlines
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American Airlines
Good (4,984 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
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Allegiant Air
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Air New Zealand
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Porter Airlines
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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

Most booked hotels in Portage

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson; Portage, IN
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 200+
OYO Hotel Portage I-94
Good (6.5, Good reviews)
C$ 94+
Quality Inn & Suites
Okay (5.4, Okay reviews)
C$ 132+
Days Inn by Wyndham Portage
Okay (5.4, Okay reviews)
C$ 78+

Renting a car in Portage

Expect to pay C$ 1.38 per litre in Portage (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 16.48 and C$ 21.97. Economy (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Portage, while also 54% cheaper than other types, on average.