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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Albany to Salem. Traveling by train from Albany to Salem usually takes around 2 hours and 42 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Cascades train can make the trip in 28 minutes.

Distance21 mi (35 km)
Fastest train0h 28m
Lowest price£6.39
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Cascades
Train lines3

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

In the last month, £10.68 was the average price of a train ticket from Albany, OR to Salem, OR. 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 15 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £4.18 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Albany to Salem will vary between £10 and £13. Planning a train trip to Salem within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Albany over the next 7 days is £11. 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

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Albany to Salem by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for April. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £10 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Albany to Salem in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £15 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

£18£14£11£7£43020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 15 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Salem from Albany will be about £4.18 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Albany to Salem?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak19h 24m£22.55
Amtrak Cascades20h 29m£7.29
Amtrak Coast Starlight10h 30m£8.61
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from Albany to Salem every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £21.

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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 Albany to Salem, and the average train ticket costs .

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Albany 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.

How long is the train journey from Albany to Salem?

The distance between Albany and Salem is approximately 21 miles, or 35 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 28 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Salem.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Albany to Salem are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Monday 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 Albany at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 17:00. 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 Albany to Salem?

There are 4 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 Albany. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Albany to Salem for £6.39.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Albany?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Albany.

Where is the train station in Salem?

Arrival stations

Salem has one train station.

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