How to travel from Portland, OR to Salem, OR

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from Portland, OR to Salem, OR

How to get from Portland, OR to Salem, OR by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Portland, OR to Salem, OR is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Amtrak
11:08AM1h10
Portland Union Station, Portland, OR
12:18PMSalem Railroad Station, Salem, OR
$121One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Amtrak
11:08AM1h10
Portland Union Station, Portland, OR
12:18PMSalem Railroad Station, Salem, OR
$121One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Amtrak
07:00AM1h05
Portland Union Station, Portland, OR
08:05AMSalem Railroad Station, Salem, OR
$191One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Amtrak
02:22PM1h14
Portland Union Station, Portland, OR
03:36PMSalem Railroad Station, Salem, OR
$151One-way
0 transfers
Amtrak
06:09PM1h10
Portland Union Station, Portland, OR
07:19PMSalem Railroad Station, Salem, OR
$121One-way
0 transfers
Amtrak
10:10AM1h10
Portland Union Station, Portland, OR
11:20AMSalem Railroad Station, Salem, OR
$191One-way
0 transfers
Amtrak
12:00PM1h20
Portland Union Station, Portland, OR
01:20PMSalem Railroad Station, Salem, OR
$191One-way
0 transfers
Amtrak
05:00PM1h25
Portland Union Station, Portland, OR
06:25PMSalem Railroad Station, Salem, OR
$191One-way
0 transfers

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Travel Information to Salem, OR from Portland, OR

distanceDistance43 miles (70 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$12 - $12
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $12 (€11) • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $12 (€11) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or Amtrak

Travel 43 miles (70 km) by train or bus from Portland, OR to Salem, OR. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are FlixBus or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Portland, OR to Salem, OR.

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Find the best journey between Portland and Salem with Amtrak, Greyhound and FlixBus. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most affordable route has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

    FAQs: Travel from Portland, OR to Salem, OR

    FAQs: Travel to Salem, OR easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Portland, OR to Salem, OR.
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    There are 2 travel options from Portland, OR to Salem, OR: train or bus.

    The cheapest way to go to Salem, OR from Portland, OR is by taking a train, which costs on average $12 (€11).

    This is compared to other ways of getting from Portland, OR to Salem, OR:

    Taking a train costs $1 (€1) less than taking a bus, which average ticket prices of $12 (€11).

    The fastest way to get to Salem, OR from Portland, OR is by bus with an average travel time of 1 h.

    Other travel options to Salem, OR take longer:

    Train takes 1 h 10 min on average.

    Salem, OR is approximately 43 miles (70 km) away from Portland, OR.

    The average frequency per day from Portland, OR to Salem, OR is:

    • 1 bus per day.
    • 3 trains a day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Portland, OR to Salem, OR as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Portland, OR to Salem, OR:

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Portland, OR to Salem, OR:

      • You can go to Salem, OR from Portland, OR by bus with FlixBus or Greyhound. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $12 (€11) with FlixBus from Portland, OR to Salem, OR on Omio.
      • You can go to Salem, OR from Portland, OR by train with Amtrak. You'll see cheap train tickets for $12 (€11) with Amtrak from Portland, OR to Salem, OR on Omio.

      Yes, there are direct services available from Portland, OR to Salem, OR with the following travel companies:

      • Direct bus available with FlixBus 1 direct bus per day.
      • Direct trains with Amtrak with 3 direct trains per day.

      Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Salem, OR as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Salem, OR from Portland, OR.

      Many of our customers who book a trip from Portland, OR to Salem, OR often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Vancouver, WA, Seattle, WA, Los Angeles, CA or Boston, MA. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Portland, OR and Salem, OR itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Salem, OR and any of these top destinations today!

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