Travel, Lodging, and Dining

Oregon Tech is located just east of the Cascade Mountains in South Central Oregon.

From the North, it takes about five hours to drive to Klamath Falls from Portland, and three hours from Eugene. From the South, it takes just over four hours to drive from Reno, and less than three hours from Redding, California.

View the additional resources on this page to check local lodging facilities, dining options, and things to do in Klamath County.


From the North: HWY 97 SOUTH (via HWY 58 coming from Eugene). As you pass Klamath Lake entering town, take a left at the first traffic light. Proceed up the hill (on Campus Drive) to campus.

From the South: HWY 97 NORTH. Go past the City Center exit and take the Oregon Institute of Technology exit. At the first light, take a left and proceed up the hill (on Campus Drive) to campus.

From the East: HWY 140 WEST if coming from Lakeview or HWY 39 if coming from Tulelake. Proceed through Klamath Falls on S. 6th Street. Take a right at the Crater Lake Parkway. Continue on the Parkway until you reach Campus Drive which is the 5th light and take a right (at the Shilo Inn). Proceed up the hill to campus.

From the West: It's best to take Highway 140 East until it meets Highway 97 at a traffic light. Take a left at the light, go under the overpass and then merge right onto the Highway 97 entry ramp. Get off at the exit for Oregon Tech (second exit past the Klamath Falls downtown exit). At the first light, take a left on Campus Drive and proceed up the hill to campus.

Drive Times:

Bend 2hr 15min
Eugene 3hr
Lakeview 2hr
Medford 1hr 30min
Portland 5hr
Reno 4hr 20min
Sacramento 4hr 45min
San Francisco 6hr


The Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport offers flights and rental car options to Klamath Falls.


Amtrak's Coast Starlight train serves Klamath Falls, and the train station is a short drive/taxi ride away from campus. Remember, train travel isn't always timely, so it's not unusual for a train to run two hours behind schedule. Visit Amtrak online for schedules.


Klamath Shuttle provides daily bus service between Klamath Falls and Medford.

Basin Transit Services offers public transit in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Visit Basin Transit Services online for more information.