There are 4 ways to get from Salt Lake City to Tacoma by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Salt Lake City (SLC) to Seattle (SEA) SLC - SEA

$124 - $266

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Bus  •  21 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Portland, Or 1337
  2. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Tacoma, Wa 1420 / ...

$105 - $261

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Train  •  35 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Salt Lake City Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak California Zephyr
  2. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Tacoma Amtrak Coast Starlight

$202 - $594

Drive  •  13 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Salt Lake City to Tacoma 859.4 miles

$80 - $130

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No, there is no direct bus from Salt Lake City to Tacoma. However, there are services departing from Salt Lake City, Ut and arriving at Tacoma, Wa via Portland, Or. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Salt Lake City to Tacoma. However, there are services departing from Salt Lake City Amtrak and arriving at Tacoma Amtrak via Sacramento Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 29 min.

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The distance between Salt Lake City and Tacoma is 693 miles. The road distance is 859.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Salt Lake City to Tacoma without a car is to bus which takes 21 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Salt Lake City to Tacoma, including transfers.

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Salt Lake City to Tacoma bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Salt Lake City, Ut station.

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Salt Lake City to Tacoma train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Salt Lake City Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Salt Lake City to Tacoma is to fly which takes 4 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 21 h 17 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 35 h 29 min.

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The quickest flight from Salt Lake City Airport to Seattle Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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Salt Lake City to Tacoma bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Tacoma, Wa station.

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Map of how to get from Salt Lake City to Tacoma.
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  • Distance: 693.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

What companies run services between Salt Lake City, UT, USA and Tacoma, WA, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta and two other airlines fly from Salt Lake City to Tacoma hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Salt Lake City to Tacoma via Portland, Or in around 21 h 17 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Salt Lake City to Seattle via Pasco
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Salt Lake City to Seattle via Spokane
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Salt Lake City to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Salt Lake City to Seattle via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Train operators
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.

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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Salt Lake City Amtrak to Sacramento Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$410 - $600
Train from Sacramento Amtrak to Tacoma Amtrak
Ave. Duration
18 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Portland, Or
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $140
Flexible
$160 - $220
Bus from Portland, Or to Tacoma, Wa
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50

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Tacoma is 1 h behind Salt Lake City. It is currently 6:08 AM in Salt Lake City and 5:08 AM in Tacoma.

Salt Lake City to Tacoma train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Tacoma Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salt Lake City to Tacoma is 859 miles. It takes approximately 13 h 47 min to drive from Salt Lake City to Tacoma.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Delta offer flights from Salt Lake City Airport to Seattle Airport.

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Book your Salt Lake City to Tacoma bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 139+ hotels available in Tacoma. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Salt Lake City to Salt Lake City Airport is to line 704 tram which takes 25 min and costs .

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