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Tacoma-Salem Train Timetable
There are 4 daily trains from Tacoma to Salem. Traveling by train from Tacoma to Salem usually takes around 4 hours and 23 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Cascades train can make the trip in 4 hours and 6 minutes.
|Distance||162 mi (261 km)|
|Fastest train||4h 6m|
|Trains per day||3|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
What is the price of a train ticket from Tacoma to Salem?
In the last month, £23.17 was the average price of a train ticket from Tacoma, WA to Salem, OR. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £13.09 more than that for a same-day booking.
Average prices by travel date
Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Tacoma to Salem will vary between £23 and £28. Planning a train trip to Salem within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Tacoma over the next 7 days is £23. 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
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Tacoma 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 £23 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Tacoma to Salem in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £28 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
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 20 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Salem from Tacoma will be about £13.09 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Tacoma to Salem?
There are 3 train lines with service from Tacoma, 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||4h 12m||£27.07|
|Amtrak Coast Starlight||1||4h 57m||£28.72|
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 Tacoma to Salem every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £21.
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 Tacoma to Salem, and the average train ticket costs .
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Tacoma 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 Tacoma to Salem?
How long is the train journey from Tacoma to Salem?
The distance between Tacoma and Salem is approximately 162 miles, or 261 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 23 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 6 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.
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Tacoma to Salem are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Wednesday 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 Tacoma at 08:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. 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 Tacoma 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.
Where is the train station in Tacoma?
There is one train station in Tacoma.
Where is the train station in Salem?
Salem has one train station.
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