There are 9 ways to get from San Francisco to Salem by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly San Francisco to Portland, bus  •  5 h 8 min

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

$83 - $249

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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

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Fly Oakland to Portland, bus  •  5 h 12 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 6 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 11 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

Train to Santa Rosa, fly to Portland, bus  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from San Rafael to Sonoma County Airport
  2. Fly from Santa Rosa (STS) to Portland (PDX) STS - PDX
  3. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Salem, Or

$161 - $519

Fly Oakland to Eugene, bus  •  5 h 5 min

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

$128 - $384

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

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

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Salem is to fly and bus which costs $120 - $390 and takes 5 h 5 min.

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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 14 h 27 min.

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The distance between San Francisco and Salem is 499 miles. The road distance is 594.5 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to Salem without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 27 min and costs $70 - $180.

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It takes approximately 5 h 8 min 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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The best way to get from San Francisco to Salem is to bus which takes 14 h 27 min and costs $70 - $180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $95 - $280 and takes 17 h 42 min.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Portland Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to Salem is 595 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 3 min to drive from San Francisco to Salem.

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

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Salem.
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  • Distance: 499.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 8 min

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
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Oakland to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from San Francisco to Eugene via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from San Jose to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Santa Rosa to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Santa Rosa to Portland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Francisco to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Oakland to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from San Jose to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Eugene
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Santa Rosa to Portland via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Oakland to Eugene
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Train operators
Caltrain
Phone
+1 650-508-6200
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
SMART
Phone
+1 707-794-3330
Train from San Rafael to Sonoma County Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
sonomamarintrain.org
Amtrak
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Contact Details
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
Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
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
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

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