Cheap train tickets from Portland to Salem, OR

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How much are train tickets from Portland to Salem, OR?

Lowest Price£10.08
Fastest1h 4m
trains per day2
train companies2
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Overall score for Portland to Salem
4.7
Based on 3 reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Cascades report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
4.5
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Carolyn
5.0
2 November 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was comfortable & on schedule.
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Just sit back & relax.
Ruben
4.0
3 June 2019Business
Pros
The trip was expected to be on public transportation by bus and turned it to be on Amtrak train I was surprised and very happy to see you that and check would make the switch.
Cons
Stuff could be challenging to find at times. When searching for stacks and traveler had to ask other Travelers because of lack of staffing.
Tips
Be sure to have a ticket ready when a boarding Amtrak.

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Paul
5.0
11 February 2020Business
Pros
First time train traveler. It was Fun!!

How do you find cheap train tickets from Portland to Salem, OR?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Portland to Salem is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Portland to Salem was £10.75. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 27 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £3.46 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Portland to Salem, OR?

The distance between Portland and Salem is approximately 43.74 miles, or 70.38 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 1 hour and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 4 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest day for trains from Portland to Salem?

On Sunday trains from Portland to Salem are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Portland to Salem?

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Salem. On the route to Salem 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Cascades offers the most scheduled departures between Portland to Salem, usually offering one departure per day. 2 train trips per day are direct connections to Salem, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Portland to Salem, OR, which start at £0.78.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Portland to Salem

Amtrak Cascades

Amtrak Cascades train tickets from Portland to Salem start from £10.08, and on average cost £11.53. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Cascades schedules to Salem. Amtrak Cascades in Portland leaves from Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave, And in Salem trains arrive at 500 13th St SE,

From Portland to Salem train travel on Amtrak Cascades takes 1 hours and 4 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Cascades offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £11.53 for a one-way train ticket to Salem.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 4m
Avg. Price
£11.53

Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight train tickets from Portland to Salem start from £10.08, and on average cost £13.03. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules to Salem. Amtrak Coast Starlight in Portland leaves from Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave, And in Salem trains arrive at 500 13th St SE,

From Portland to Salem train travel on Amtrak Coast Starlight takes 1 hours and 9 minutes. If you are looking to get to Salem faster, Amtrak Coast Starlight offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 4 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Salem on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Coast Starlight scheduled trip per day, which will cost £13.04 for a one-way weekend reservation from Portland.

Toilet
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 9m
Avg. Price
£13.03

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Portland on their way to Salem:
  • Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave
There is one train station where trains from Portland arrive in Salem:
  • 500 13th St SE