There are 4 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.
Bus • 1h
$11 - $25
3 alternative options
Train • 1h 4m
$24 - $50
Taxi • 53m
$130 - $170
Drive • 53m
$4 - $7
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Portland to Salem is to drive which costs $4 - $7 and takes 53m.
The quickest way to get from Portland to Salem is to taxi which costs $130 - $170 and takes 53m.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Portland, Or and arriving at Salem, Or. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Portland Union Station station and arriving at Salem Amtrak Station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 4m.
The distance between Portland and Salem is 44 miles. The road distance is 47.1 miles.
The best way to get from Portland to Salem without a car is to bus which takes 1h and costs $11 - $25.
The bus from Portland, Or to Salem, Or takes 1h including transfers and departs hourly.
Portland to Salem bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Portland, Or station.
Portland to Salem train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Portland Union Station.
The best way to get from Portland to Salem is to bus which takes 1h and costs $11 - $25. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $24 - $50 and takes 1h 4m.
What companies run services between Portland, OR, USA and Salem, OR, USA?
Greyhound USA operates a bus from Portland to Salem every 2 hours. Tickets cost $11 - $25 and the journey takes 1h. Oregon Point also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Portland to Salem 3 times a day. Tickets cost $24 - $50 and the journey takes 1h 4m.
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.
Train from Portland Union Station to Salem Amtrak Station
- Ave. Duration
- 1h 4m
- 3 times a day
- Estimated price
- $24 - $50
- Coach Seat
- $24 - $40
- Flexi Coach Seat
- $40 - $65
- Business Coach Seat
- $30 - $50
- $140 - $200
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.
Bus from Portland, Or to Salem, Or
- Ave. Duration
- Every 2 hours
- Estimated price
- $11 - $25
- $11 - $16
- $19 - $25
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More Questions & Answers
Portland to Salem bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Salem, Or station.
Portland to Salem train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Salem Amtrak Station.
Yes, the driving distance between Portland to Salem is 47 miles. It takes approximately 53m to drive from Portland to Salem.
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