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There are 5 ways to get from Hillsboro to Salem by bus, tram, train or car

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Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Hillsboro Central & 3rd Ave. to McMinnville Transit Center 33
  2. Take the bus from McMinnville Transit Center to West Salem Transit Center 11

$3

4 alternative options

Tram, train  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the tram from Hatfield Government Center station to Pioneer Square South station MAX Blue Line
  2. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Salem Amtrak Amtrak Cascades / ...

$30 - $56

Line 48 bus, bus  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the line 48 bus from Hillsboro Transit Center to Sunset Transit Center 48
  2. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Salem, Or 1431 / ...

$14 - $44

Tram, train, bus  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the tram from Hatfield Government Center station to Beaverton TC station
  2. Take the train from Beaverton TC WES Station to Wilsonville WES Station
  3. Take the bus from Wilsonville Transit Center to Summer St at Union St - Employment Building SB 1X / ...

$6 - $8

Drive  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Hillsboro to Salem 53.4 miles

$5 - $8

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hillsboro to Salem is to bus which costs $4 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hillsboro to Salem is to drive which costs $5 - $8 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hillsboro to Salem. However, there are services departing from Hillsboro Central & 3rd Ave. and arriving at West Salem Transit Center via McMinnville Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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The distance between Hillsboro and Salem is 40 miles. The road distance is 53.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Hillsboro to Salem without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 30 min and costs $4.

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It takes approximately 2 h 30 min to get from Hillsboro to Salem, including transfers.

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Hillsboro to Salem bus services, operated by Yamhill County Transit, depart from Hillsboro Central & 3rd Ave. station.

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Hillsboro to Salem bus services, operated by Yamhill County Transit, arrive at West Salem Transit Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hillsboro to Salem is 53 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 4 min to drive from Hillsboro to Salem.

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There are 30+ hotels available in Salem. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Hillsboro to Salem.
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  • Distance: 40.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 min

What companies run services between Hillsboro, OR, USA and Salem, OR, USA?

You can take a bus from Hillsboro to Salem via McMinnville Transit Center in around 2 h 30 min.

Train operators
Portland TriMet
Phone
+1 503-238-7433
Website
trimet.org
Tram from Hatfield Government Center station to Pioneer Square South station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
trimet.org
Tram from Hatfield Government Center station to Beaverton TC station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
trimet.org
Train from Beaverton TC WES Station to Wilsonville WES Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
trimet.org
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Portland Union Station to Salem Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Yamhill County Transit
Phone
+1 503-474-4900
Website
yctransitarea.org
Bus from Hillsboro Central & 3rd Ave. to McMinnville Transit Center
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
yctransitarea.org
Bus from McMinnville Transit Center to West Salem Transit Center
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
yctransitarea.org
Portland TriMet
Phone
+1 503-238-7433
Website
trimet.org
Bus from Hillsboro Transit Center to Sunset Transit Center
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
trimet.org
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Portland, Or to Salem, Or
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $25
Oregon Point
Phone
+1 888-846-4183
Website
oregon-point.com
Bus from Portland Amtrak Station to Salem Amtrak Station Bus Platform
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
oregon-point.com
Amtrak Thruway

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Portland, OR to Salem, OR
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
amtrak.com
SMART
Phone
+1 503-682-7790
Website
ridesmart.com
Bus from Wilsonville Transit Center to Summer St at Union St - Employment Building SB
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$0 - $3
Schedules at
ridesmart.com
Cherriots
Phone
+1 503-588-2877
Website
cherriots.org
Bus from Wilsonville Station to Summer @ Union
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cherriots.org

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