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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Salem to Eugene. Traveling by bus from Salem to Eugene usually takes around one hour and 46 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Thruway bus can make the trip in just one hour and 30 minutes.

Distance62 mi (99 km)
Shortest duration1h 30m
Cheapest price$15.00
Trips per day7
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Thruway
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Salem to Eugene

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Kate

January 29, 2023- Couples trip

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Very nice service. Cons: Time and cleanliness. Tips: Arrive on time.

5.0

Mrna

March 30, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: There was plenty of room, the drive was quiet and restful. The staff was polite and professional. Cons: No comments at this time.

4.0

Alejandra

November 24, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Proximity to the city I wanted to traveled. Cons: The air panels were broken had to switch seats. Passengers left empty bottles in the bus. Tips: No.

4.0

Millene

July 20, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: Comfortable temps and plenty of social distancing. Cons: The driver was complaining about the bus shutting down regularly etc. Could have done without that.

How much is a bus ticket from Salem to Eugene?

Bus tickets for a trip from Salem to Eugene cost $16.94 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Salem to Eugene, mark your calendar for January. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $13. However, taking the bus from Salem to Eugene during October is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $22. The best way to find deals on a trip in October is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 9 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $1.97 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Salem to Eugene?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Salem to Eugene that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Amtrak Thruway usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway31h 39m$16.80
FlixBus US21h 55m$22.96
  • 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 Eugene start at $15. On average, there are 3 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 2 trips per day from Salem to Eugene, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 46 minutes to cover the 62 miles from Salem to Eugene. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 30 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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.

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

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

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Salem to Eugene every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 7 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Salem to Eugene; ticket prices start at $11.00.

City Information

Salem

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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.

Eugene

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As Oregon's second-largest city and one of the state's best vacation destinations, Eugene has so much to offer. Whether you're looking for culture and art, shopping and restaurants, or sports and entertainment, this vibrant city at the south of the Willamette Valley has got you covered.

Start your visit at the University of Oregon, where you can explore the historic track at Hayward Field, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, all within the spectacular grounds of the campus. If you arrive on a sunny day, don't miss the opportunity for a picnic or bike ride at the city's largest park, Alton Baker Park. Take an amble along the Willamette River, or even rent a canoe to relax on the water.

If you're lucky enough to visit on a Saturday between April and November, check out the Saturday market in Downtown Eugene to peruse local handmade crafts, live music, and many of the local foods.

Getting to Eugene is simple. Eugene Airport is only 15 minutes from the city and welcomes direct flights from 13 major cities. Amtrak trains also stop at Eugene's downtown station, and various affordable bus services, including Greyhound and FlixBus, all make regular stops in the city. We even rounded up a complete list of the places you can reach from Eugene for under $50.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Salem?

Main departure station: 500 13th St SE

Salem has two bus stations with service to Eugene.

All bus stations in Salem:

  • 500 13th St SE

  • Chemeketa & Liberty

Where does the bus arrive in Eugene?

Main arrival station: UO - Knight Law Center - 1515 Agate St

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

All bus stations in Eugene:

  • UO - Knight Law Center - 1515 Agate St

  • 433 Willamette St

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