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Eugene - Salem Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Eugene to Salem. Traveling by train from Eugene to Salem usually takes around 3 hours and 35 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Cascades train can make the trip in one hour and 9 minutes.

Distance62 mi (99 km)
Fastest train1h 9m
Lowest price$18.16
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

What is the price of a train ticket from Eugene to Salem?

In the last month, $25.57 was the average price of a train ticket from Eugene to Salem. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $3.45 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$39$26$13MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Eugene to Salem will vary between C$23 and C$27. Planning a train trip to Salem within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Eugene over the next 7 days is C$25. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$32$26$19$13$6JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Eugene to Salem by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$19 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Eugene to Salem in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$27 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$32$26$19$13$63020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 10 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Salem from Eugene will be about C$3.45 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Eugene to Salem?

There are 3 train lines with service from Eugene to Salem. Amtrak is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak26h 49m$36.61
Amtrak Cascades21h 9m$19.30
Amtrak Coast Starlight11h 25m$19.77
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Eugene to Salem every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $26.

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  • Amtrak Cascades

    Amtrak Cascades

    The Cascades is a passenger train service operated by Amtrak that runs between Vancouver, BC and Eugene, OR. Not only is the Cascades one of Amtrak's most scenic train routes, the trains also offer free WiFi, power outlets, reclining seats, and refreshments available for purchase. There are an average of 2 trips on the Amtrak Cascades from Eugene to Salem, and the average train ticket costs .

  • Amtrak Coast Starlight

    Amtrak Coast Starlight

    The Coast Starlight is an Amtrak train that travels the entire length of the West Coast, connecting Los Angeles to Seattle. The route starts hugging the California coastline, treating passengers to swoon-worthy views of the Pacific, before continuing into the verdant forests of the Cascade Mountains. The Coast Starlight indisputably earns its spot among the most scenic Amtrak train routes. Seating options include Coach or Business Class and roomettes or bedrooms for extra space. A trip from Eugene to Salem takes 1 hours and 25 minutes on average, and Coach tickets start at $18.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Eugene to Salem during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Eugene to Salem?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Eugene to Salem. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Eugene to Salem?

The distance between Eugene and Salem is approximately 62 miles, or 99 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 9 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Eugene to Salem. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Friday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Eugene at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Eugene to Salem?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Salem. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Salem to Eugene.

City Information

Eugene

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As Oregon's second-largest city and one of the state's best vacation destinations, Eugene has so much to offer. Whether you're looking for culture and art, shopping and restaurants, or sports and entertainment, this vibrant city at the south of the Willamette Valley has got you covered.

Start your visit at the University of Oregon, where you can explore the historic track at Hayward Field, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, all within the spectacular grounds of the campus. If you arrive on a sunny day, don't miss the opportunity for a picnic or bike ride at the city's largest park, Alton Baker Park. Take an amble along the Willamette River, or even rent a canoe to relax on the water.

If you're lucky enough to visit on a Saturday between April and November, check out the Saturday market in Downtown Eugene to peruse local handmade crafts, live music, and many of the local foods.

Getting to Eugene is simple. Eugene Airport is only 15 minutes from the city and welcomes direct flights from 13 major cities. Amtrak trains also stop at Eugene's downtown station, and various affordable bus services, including Greyhound and FlixBus, all make regular stops in the city. We even rounded up a complete list of the places you can reach from Eugene for under $50.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Eugene?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 5 stops and stations in Eugene where you can board the train.

All train stations in Eugene:

  • 433 Willamette St

  • Bus Station

  • Hawthorne Station

  • 25042 W Broadway

  • Washburne State Park

Where is the train station in Salem?

Arrival stations

Salem has one train station.

Train stations in Salem:

  • 500 13th St SE

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