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Journey Information

Salem to Portland bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$13.00
Shortest duration1h 10m
Trips per day3
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Salem to Portland during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How much is a bus ticket from Salem to Portland?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $13.00 was the low point for bus fares from Salem to Portland. Buses from Portland to Salem are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $13.00 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 10 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $4.00 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 1 hour 13 minutes to cover the 44 miles (70 kilometers) from Salem, OR to Portland, OR. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 10 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short trip.

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

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, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Portland, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Salem?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Salem to Portland, 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 Portland 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 Portland; ticket prices start at $13.00.

What bus companies travel from Salem to Portland?

There is one bus company that operates from Salem to Portland. 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 Thruway31h 14m$13.43

Book Amtrak Thruway from Salem to Portland from $13. There are 3 trips per day offered by Amtrak Thruway from Salem to Portland and you can expect on average to pay $13 for a Amtrak Thruway ticket to Portland. In Salem, Amtrak Thruway departs to Portland from 500 13th St SE, In Portland, Amtrak Thruway arrives at Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave, An average trip on Amtrak Thruway from Salem to Portland takes 1 hours and 14 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Thruway trip will get you to Portland in 1 hours and 10 minutes, On weekends, Amtrak Thruway offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $13 for a weekend trip to Portland.

Price trends for buses from Salem to Portland

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Salem, OR to Portland, OR

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Piper

December 15, 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Thruway

Pros: It was way cheaper and more convenient than ubering the entire way to the airport which I appreciated. Tips: Let them know that the busses come fifteen minutes before departure and that they don't have to check in or anything, so they don't have to show up terrib... Pros: It was way cheaper and more convenient than ubering the entire way to the airport which I appreciated. Tips: Let them know that the busses come fifteen minutes before departure and that they don't have to check in or anything, so they don't have to show up terribly early like I thought.More

4.0

Martha

August 11, 2019 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Thruway

AC was crazy cold even with vents closed! My nose was frozen and face numb, No Good! AC was crazy cold even with vents closed! My nose was frozen and face numb, No Good!

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