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There are 7 ways to get from Seattle to Salem by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Salem Amtrak Amtrak Cascades / ...

$45 - $110

Cheapest option

Bus Boltbus  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR Seattle-Portland / ...
  2. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Salem, Or 1431 / ...

$26 - $64

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Bus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Salem, Or 1431 / ...

$26 - $65

Bus #2  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from 2nd Ave & Cherry St to Tacoma Dome Station - Zone E 590 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tacoma, Wa to Salem, Or 1429 / ...

$27 - $64

Drive  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Salem 220.6 miles

$21 - $35

Fly to Portland, bus  •  4 h 46 min

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

$100 - $246

Fly to Eugene, train  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Eugene (EUG) SEA - EUG
  2. Take the train from Eugene Amtrak to Salem Amtrak

$174 - $374

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Salem is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Salem is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Seattle, Wa and arriving at Salem, Or. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Seattle King Street Station station and arriving at Salem Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 49 min.

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The distance between Seattle and Salem is 188 miles. The road distance is 220.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Salem without a car is to train which takes 4 h 49 min and costs $45 - $110.

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The train from Seattle King Street Station to Salem Amtrak takes 4 h 49 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Seattle to Salem bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Seattle, Wa station.

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Seattle to Salem train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Seattle King Street Station.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Salem is to train which takes 4 h 49 min and costs $45 - $110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $26 - $65 and takes 4 h 52 min.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Salem.
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  • Distance: 188.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 49 min

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Salem, OR, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Seattle to Salem twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $110 and the journey takes 4 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Seattle to Salem via Portland, OR and Portland, Or in around 4 h 52 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Portland
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Seattle to Eugene
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Flights from Seattle to Eugene via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Portland
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Seattle to Eugene
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Salem Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Eugene Amtrak to Salem Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Bus operators
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
boltbus.com
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
1 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $25
Bus from Seattle, Wa to Salem, Or
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bus from Tacoma, Wa to Salem, Or
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Oregon Point
Phone
+1 888-846-4183
Website
oregon-point.com
Bus from Portland Amtrak Station to Salem Amtrak Station Bus Platform
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
oregon-point.com
Amtrak Thruway

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Portland, OR to Salem, OR
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
amtrak.com
Sound Transit
Phone
+1 206-398-5000
Website
soundtransit.org
Bus from 2nd Ave & Cherry St to Tacoma Dome Station - Zone E
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
soundtransit.org

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Portland Airport is the direct flight which takes 49 min.

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

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Seattle to Salem train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Salem Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Salem is 221 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to drive from Seattle to Salem.

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Delta and Alaska Airlines, Inc. offer flights from Seattle Airport to Portland Airport.

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Book your Seattle to Salem bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 30+ hotels available in Salem. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 34 min and costs $2 - $4.

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