There are 5 ways to get from Portland to Salem by bus, train, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  1 h

  1. 1431 / ...

$11 - $25

Cheapest option

Line 12 bus, bus  •  2 h 9 min

  1. 12 / ...
  2. 2x
  3. 1x / ...

$2 - $8

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Amtrak Cascades / ...

$24 - $50

Taxi  •  53 min

  1. 47.1 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  53 min

  1. 47.1 miles

$4 - $7

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Portland to Salem every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $25 and the journey takes 1 h. Oregon Intercity Transit also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Portland to Salem 3 times a day. Tickets cost $24 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 4 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Portland, Or to Salem, Or
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $25
Oregon Intercity Transit
Phone
+1 888-846-4183
Website
oregon-point.com
Bus from Portland Amtrak Station to Salem Amtrak Station Bus Platform
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
oregon-point.com
Portland TriMet
Phone
+1 503-238-7433
Website
trimet.org
Bus from SW 5th & Pine to Barbur Transit Center
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
trimet.org
SMART
Phone
+1 503-682-7790
Website
ridesmart.com
Bus from Barbur Transit Center to SMART Central/Wilsonville WES Station
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$0 - $3
Schedules at
ridesmart.com
Bus from SMART Central/Wilsonville WES Station to Salem Transit Center
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$0 - $3
Schedules at
ridesmart.com
Cherriots
Website
cherriots.org
Bus from Wilsonville Station to Downtown Transit Center - Bay R
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cherriots.org
Other operators
Taxi from Portland to Salem
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170
United Taxi
Phone
+1 503-998-7151
Website
pdxshuttles.net
Portland Taxi
Phone
+1 503-256-5400
Website
portlandtaxi.net
Radio Cab
Phone
+1 503-227-1212
Website
radiocab.net

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Portland and Salem is 70 km. The road distance is 75 km.

The cheapest way to get from Portland to Salem is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 53 min.

The quickest way to get from Portland to Salem is to taxi which takes 53 min and costs $130 - $170.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Portland Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Salem Amtrak. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 4 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Portland, Or and arriving at Salem, Or. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

The bus from Portland, Or to Salem, Or takes 1 h including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.