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There are 3 daily trains from Kelso to Salem. Traveling by train from Kelso to Salem usually takes around 2 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Cascades train can make the trip in 2 hours and 27 minutes.
|Distance||83 mi (134 km)|
|Fastest train||2h 27m|
|Trains per day||3|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
Which train should you take from Kelso to Salem?
There are 3 train lines with service from Kelso, Washington to Salem, Oregon. Amtrak is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Cascades||1||2h 31m||$25.97|
|Amtrak Coast Starlight||1||2h 59m||$31.26|
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 Kelso to Salem every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $23.
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 1 trips on the Amtrak Cascades from Kelso to Salem, and the average train ticket costs .
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Kelso 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 Kelso to Salem?
How long is the train journey from Kelso to Salem?
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Kelso to Salem are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Kelso at 9:00am 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 Kelso to Salem?
Where is the train station in Kelso?
There is one train station in Kelso.
Where is the train station in Salem?
Salem has one train station.
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