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

Fly San Francisco to Portland, bus  •  5 h 4 min

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

$83 - $249

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 27 min

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

$70 - $174

6 alternative options

Fly Oakland to Portland, bus  •  5 h 11 min

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

$97 - $342

Fly San Francisco to Eugene, bus  •  5 h 5 min

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

$184 - $421

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Portland, bus  •  6 h 14 min

  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

$88 - $304

Caltrain to San Jose, fly to Eugene, bus  •  6 h 23 min

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

$169 - $356

Train  •  17 h 42 min

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

$98 - $274

Drive  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Salem 594.5 miles

$55 - $85

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 14 h 27 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from San Francisco to Salem once daily. Tickets cost $95 - $270 and the journey takes 16 h 13 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Oakland to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from San Jose to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Oakland to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from San Francisco to Eugene via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from San Jose to Eugene
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from San Jose to Eugene via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Eugene
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Train operators
Caltrain
Website
caltrain.com
Train from San Francisco Caltrain to Santa Clara Caltrain
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
caltrain.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oakland Jack London Square Station to Salem Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$170 - $250
Business Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Room
$390 - $550
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
Bus from Eugene, Or to Salem, Or
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from San Francisco, Ca to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Salem, Or
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Oregon Intercity Transit
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

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from San Francisco to Salem?

The distance between San Francisco and Salem is 799 km. The road distance is 951 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Salem?

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Salem is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 10 h 3 min.

What is the fastest way to get from San Francisco to Salem?

The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Salem is to fly and bus which takes 5 h 4 min and costs $80 - $250.

Is there a direct bus between San Francisco and Salem?

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 14 h 27 min.

How long does it take to get from San Francisco to Salem?

It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from San Francisco to Salem, including transfers.