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Salem - Bend Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity coaches per day from Salem to Bend. Traveling by coach from Salem to Bend usually takes around 5 hours and 34 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Thruway coach can make the trip in 2 hours and 41 minutes.

Distance104 mi (168 km)
Shortest duration2h 41m
Cheapest price£31.50
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Thruway
Coach lines2

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from Salem to Bend

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)




21 February 2024- Visiting family

Pacific Crest Bus Lines

Pros: Great driver. Cons: More leg room.



6 November 2023- Visiting family

Pacific Crest Bus Lines

Pros: Safe, clean. Cons: Discount for round trip.



18 October 2023- Solo travel

FlixBus US

Pros: Then driver was super cool. Cons: The staff amtrak were rude and acted like it was a chore to deal with me.

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What coach companies travel from Salem to Bend?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Salem to Bend that you can compare and book on Wanderu. However, each company only runs one bus per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway15h 46m£46.29
Pacific Crest Bus Lines12h 41m£31.50
  • Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from Salem to Bend start at £32. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • Book Pacific Crest Bus Lines from Salem to Bend from £32. There are 1 Pacific Crest Bus Lines schedules from Salem to Bend and you can expect on average to pay for a Pacific Crest Bus Lines ticket to Bend. In Salem, Pacific Crest Bus Lines departs to Bend from 500 13th St. S.E. and no other station. In Bend, Pacific Crest Bus Lines arrives at Hawthorne Station and no other station.

    An average trip on Pacific Crest Bus Lines from Salem to Bend takes 2 hours and 41 minutes .

    On weekends, Pacific Crest Bus Lines offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Bend.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 5 hours and 34 minutes to cover the 104 miles from Salem to Bend. However, the fastest coach only takes 2 hours and 41 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Friday is the busiest travel day for coaches as people head from Salem to Bend for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go."

The first coach leaves at 10:00 and the last coach leaves at 14:00. To see the times for all coaches from Salem to Bend, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 coaches per day from Salem to Bend. Both of these are direct coaches, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring coaches at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Salem to Bend; ticket prices start at £55.13.

City Information


Salem, OR, US - SAM-0

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Salem is the capital of Oregon and one of the state's best vacation destinations. Nestled in the Willamette Valley, the city is rich with outdoor activities, diverse cuisine, and sites reflecting Oregon's history.

The Deepwood Estate, a mansion built in 1893, runs tours that share early Salem history. Explore the surrounding gardens at Deepwood or walk the many paths in Bush's Pasture Park to discover their lush plant life. The Willamette River that runs through Salem is a gorgeous spot to fish, kayak, or board the historic Willamette Queen steamboat for a dinner cruise.

Salem's charming downtown overflows with local coffee shops, cafés, and restaurants serving fresh fare and the best wines from the Willamette Valley. The Saturday Farmers Market near the state capitol serves up fresh produce alongside live music and food trucks.

Many bus services operate in Salem, including Jefferson Lines, FlixBus, Shuttle Oregon, and the Amtrak Thruway. Amtrak's Coast Starlight line also stops in Salem, heading to LA and Seattle, as well as the Cascades, going to Vancouver and Eugene, Oregon.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Salem?

Main departure station: 110 10th Ave SW

Coaches to Bend leave from 5 stations in Salem.

All coach stations in Salem:

  • 110 10th Ave SW

  • 433 Willamette St

  • UO - Knight Law Center - 1515 Agate St

  • 500 13th St. S.E.

  • 500 13th St SE

Where does the coach arrive in Bend?

Main arrival station: Hawthorne Station

All coaches from Salem arrive at one main station in Bend.

Coach stations in Bend:

  • Hawthorne Station

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