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Bend - Salem Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Bend to Salem. Traveling by bus from Bend to Salem usually takes around 2 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest Pacific Crest Bus Lines bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance104 mi (168 km)
Shortest duration2h 45m
Cheapest price$40.00
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Thruway
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Bend to Salem

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)




March 8, 2023- Business

Shuttle Oregon

Pros: The driver was skilled in driving over ice in the pass. Cons: Follow the rules and not stop for special requests from passengers. Tips: Pack light.

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What bus companies travel from Bend to Salem?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway12h 47m$44.00
Pacific Crest Bus Lines12h 45m$40.00
  • 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 Bend to Salem start at $44. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • Book Pacific Crest Bus Lines from Bend to Salem from $40. Typically there is one Pacific Crest Bus Lines schedule per day from Bend to Salem and you can expect on average to pay for a Pacific Crest Bus Lines ticket to Salem. In Bend, Pacific Crest Bus Lines departs to Salem from Hawthorne Station . In Salem, Pacific Crest Bus Lines arrives at 500 13th St. S.E. .

    An average trip on Pacific Crest Bus Lines from Bend to Salem takes 2 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Pacific Crest Bus Lines offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Salem.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 47 minutes to cover the 104 miles from Bend to Salem. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 45 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

There is usually only one bus per day from Bend to Salem. It leaves the station in Bend at 7:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

There is usually only one bus per day from Bend to Salem. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Bend to Salem; ticket prices start at $75.00.

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 bus leave from in Bend?

Main departure station: Hawthorne Station

Most buses depart from the main station in Bend.

All bus stations in Bend:

  • Hawthorne Station

Where does the bus arrive in Salem?

Main arrival station: 500 13th St SE

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Salem.

All bus stations in Salem:

  • 500 13th St SE

  • 500 13th St. S.E.

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