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Journey Information

Salem to Albany bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$9.00
Shortest Duration0h 35m
Trips per day3
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Salem to Albany right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Salem to Albany?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $9.00 was the low point for bus fares from Salem to Albany. Buses from Albany to Salem are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $9.00 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 15 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $3.00 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 40 minutes to cover the 21 miles (35 kilometers) from Salem, OR to Albany, OR. However, the fastest bus only takes 35 minutes. It's a short trip that goes by very quickly.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Salem to Albany at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Salem?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Salem to Albany, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Salem to Albany every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Oregon to Oregon without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Salem to Albany; ticket prices start at $9.00.

What bus companies travel from Salem to Albany?

There is one bus company that operates from Salem to Albany. Amtrak Thruway is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway30h 40m$10.39

Where does the bus leave from in Salem?

Most buses depart from the main station in Salem, Oregon:

  • 500 13th St SE

Where does the bus arrive in Albany?

All buses from Salem arrive at one main station in Albany, Oregon:

  • 110 10th Ave SW

Price trends for buses from Salem to Albany

Average prices by travel date

$15$10$5OctNov

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Salem, OR to Albany, OR
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0
Jessica
5.0
November 29, 2019Visiting family
Pros
On time.
Cons
The seats were cramped.

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