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Salem - Bend Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Salem to Bend. Traveling by bus from Salem to Bend usually takes around 5 hours and 28 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Thruway bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 41 minutes.

Distance104 mi (168 km)
Shortest duration2h 41m
Cheapest price$40.00
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Thruway
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Salem to Bend

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)




February 21, 2024- Visiting family

Pacific Crest Bus Lines

Pros: Great driver. Cons: More leg room.



November 6, 2023- Visiting family

Pacific Crest Bus Lines

Pros: Safe, clean. Cons: Discount for round trip.



October 18, 2023- Solo travel

FlixBus US

Pros: Then driver was super cool. Cons: The staff amtrak were rude and acted like it was a chore to deal with me.

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What bus companies travel from Salem to Bend?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway15h 46m$58.75
Pacific Crest Bus Lines12h 41m$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 Salem to Bend start at $40. On average, there are 1 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

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

    An average trip on Pacific Crest Bus Lines from Salem to Bend takes 2 hours and 41 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 Bend.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 28 minutes to cover the 104 miles from Salem to Bend. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 41 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Salem to Bend for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 10:00am and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Salem to Bend, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Salem to Bend. One bus is a direct connection, meaning that you can stay on the same vehicle for the entire trip, without having to transfer onto a connecting bus at any point.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Salem to Bend; ticket prices start at $70.00.

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 Salem?

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Main departure station: 433 Willamette St

The train depot is in downtown Eugene, just north of 6th Avenue. The depot has indoor and outdoor seating, and there's a mix of local shops and restaurants, like the Morning Glory Cafe and the Black Wolf Supper Club, right across the street. If you have time to kill, you can explore Willamette and find coffee shops, dessert shops, and cafes nearby. Or swing by one of the vending machines in the depot on your way to your Amtrak train.

All bus stations in Salem:

  • 433 Willamette St

  • 110 10th Ave SW

  • UO - Knight Law Center - 1515 Agate St

  • 500 13th St. S.E.

  • 500 13th St SE

Where does the bus arrive in Bend?

Main arrival station: Hawthorne Station

All buses from Salem arrive at one main station in Bend.

All bus stations in Bend:

  • Hawthorne Station

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