There are 8 ways to get from San Francisco to Salem by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly San Francisco to Portland, bus  •  6h 3m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Portland (PDX) SFO - PDX
  2. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Salem, Or

$73 - $335

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Fly Oakland to Portland, bus  •  6h 3m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Portland (PDX) OAK - PDX
  2. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Salem, Or

$90 - $312

Fly San Francisco to Eugene, bus  •  5h 29m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Eugene (EUG) SFO - EUG
  2. Take the bus from Eugene to Salem

$152 - $420

Fly Oakland to Eugene, bus  •  5h 30m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Eugene (EUG) OAK - EUG
  2. Take the bus from Eugene to Salem

$159 - $437

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Portland, bus  •  7h 18m

  1. Take the Caltrain from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
  2. Fly from San Jose (SJC) to Portland (PDX) SJC - PDX
  3. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Salem, Or

$101 - $347

Bus  •  15h 5m

  1. Take the bus from San Francisco, Ca to Sacramento, Ca 8320 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Salem, Or 1420 / ...

$76 - $108

Train  •  17h 42m

  1. Take the train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Salem Amtrak Station Coast Starlight

$78 - $114

Drive  •  10h 13m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Salem 596.4 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Salem is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 10h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Salem is to fly and bus which costs $150 - $420 and takes 5h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Francisco to Salem. However, there are services departing from San Francisco, Ca and arriving at Salem, Or via Sacramento, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from San Francisco to Salem station. However, there are services departing from Civic Center / UN Plaza and arriving at Salem Amtrak Station via Oakland Jack London Square Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 42m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Salem is 499 miles. The road distance is 596.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Salem without a car is to bus which takes 15h 5m and costs $75 - $110.

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It takes approximately 6h 3m to get from San Francisco to Salem, including transfers.

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San Francisco to Salem bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Francisco, Ca station.

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San Francisco to Salem train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Oakland Jack London Square Station.

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What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Salem, OR, USA?

You can take a bus from San Francisco to Salem via Sacramento, Ca in around 15h 5m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Salem Amtrak Station once daily. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 16h 13m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Oakland to Portland
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from San Jose to Portland
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Portland
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Oakland to Portland
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Oakland to Portland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Oakland to Eugene via Portland
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from San Jose to Portland
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Portland
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Flights from San Francisco to Eugene
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from San Francisco to Portland
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Oakland to Eugene
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
caltrain.com
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Salem Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
16h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Premium
$280 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $220
Business Seat
$150 - $220
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 Portland, Or to Salem, Or
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$29 - $45
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $23
Flexible
$30 - $50
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Salem, Or
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$60 - $85
Flexible
$90 - $140
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Eugene to Salem
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Salem is to bus which takes 15h 5m and costs $75 - $110. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $120 and takes 17h 42m.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Portland Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 43m.

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San Francisco to Salem bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Salem, Or station.

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San Francisco to Salem train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Salem Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Salem is 596 miles. It takes approximately 10h 13m to drive from San Francisco to Salem.

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Sun Country Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Portland Airport.

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Book your San Francisco to Salem bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 37+ hotels available in Salem. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 29 min and costs $3 - $5.

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