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Portland to Salem bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$10.00
Shortest Duration1h 0m
Trips per day9
bus carriers2
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Amtrak Thruway
4.5Based on 2 reviews
Based on 2 reviewsOverviewUsers that traveled with Amtrak Thruway report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.0
Value
4.5
Condition
5.0
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Vikki5.0
July 7, 2019Solo travel
George4.0
June 15, 2019Solo travel
Cons
Had to stop for North bound train

How to book cheap Portland to Salem bus tickets?

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Portland to Salem is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Portland to Salem were $11.96. By booking 16 days out, tickets are on average $3.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Portland to Salem?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Portland to Salem by bus is usually around 6:00 AM on Sunday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Around 12:00 PM on Monday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

Amtrak Thruway from Portland to Salem has the most daily schedules

On average there are 9 scheduled bus trips per day. Amtrak Thruway has the most regularly scheduled departures from Portland to Salem, with an average of 5 trips per day and 119 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from Portland to Salem. Of the 9 trips there are 9 trips that are direct connections to Salem.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Train from Portland to Salem starts at $12.00.

2 carriers offer Portland to Salem bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Portland to Salem from $10.00. There are 3 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Portland to Salem and you can expect on average to pay $14.49 for a Greyhound ticket to Salem. In Portland, Greyhound departs to Salem from Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave, In Salem, Greyhound arrives at 500 13th St SE,

An average trip on Greyhound from Portland to Salem takes 1 hours and 8 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Salem in 1 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $15.11 for a weekend trip to Salem.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 8m
Avg. Price
$14.49

Amtrak Thruway

Book Amtrak Thruway from Portland to Salem from $12.00. There are 5 trips per day offered by Amtrak Thruway from Portland to Salem and you can expect on average to pay $13.98 for a Amtrak Thruway ticket to Salem. In Portland, Amtrak Thruway departs to Salem from Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave, In Salem, Amtrak Thruway arrives at 500 13th St SE,

An average trip on Amtrak Thruway from Portland to Salem takes 1 hours and 24 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Thruway trip will get you to Salem in 1 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Thruway offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $13.99 for a weekend trip to Salem.

Restroom
Loyalty rewards
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 24m
Avg. Price
$13.98

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include one station that has bus departures from Portland. Most bus trips to Salem will depart from Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave.
  • Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave
Bus trips arrive in Salem at 1 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. 500 13th St SE are the main bus stations in Salem for trips arriving from Portland.
  • 500 13th St SE