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Salem to Portland bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration1h 0m
Trips per day9
bus carriers3
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Overall score for Salem to Portland
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4.0
Staff
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Value
3.0
Condition
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Martha
4.0
August 11, 2019Visiting friends
Cons
AC was crazy cold even with vents closed! My nose was frozen and face numb, No Good!

How to book cheap bus tickets from Salem to Portland

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Salem to Portland 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 Salem to Portland were $12.68. By booking 28 days out, tickets are on average $3.45 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Salem to Portland?

The distance between Salem and Portland is approximately 43.74 miles, or 70.38 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 1 hour and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from Salem to Portland by bus is usually on Saturday. 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. Tuesday 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 Salem to Portland has the most daily schedules

On average there are 9 scheduled bus trips per day. Amtrak Thruway has the most regularly scheduled departures from Salem to Portland, with an average of 6 trips per day and 121 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers serve the route from Salem to Portland. Of the 9 trips there are 9 trips that are direct connections to Portland.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Train from Salem to Portland starts at $13.00.

3 carriers offer Salem to Portland bus trips

BoltBus

Book BoltBus from Salem to Portland from $1.00. There are 2 trips per day offered by BoltBus from Salem to Portland and you can expect on average to pay $7.72 for a BoltBus ticket to Portland. In Salem, BoltBus departs to Portland from 500 13th St SE, In Portland, BoltBus arrives at Lloyd Center,

An average trip on BoltBus from Salem to Portland takes 4 hours and 0 minutes, while the fastest available BoltBus trip will get you to Portland in 1 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, BoltBus offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $7.66 for a weekend trip to Portland.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Extra legroom
Games
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 0m
Avg. Price
$7.72

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Salem to Portland from $9.00. There are 2 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Salem to Portland and you can expect on average to pay $12.65 for a Greyhound ticket to Portland. In Salem, Greyhound departs to Portland from 500 13th St SE, In Portland, Greyhound arrives at Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave,

An average trip on Greyhound from Salem to Portland takes 1 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $13.33 for a weekend trip to Portland.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 0m
Avg. Price
$12.65

Amtrak Thruway

Book Amtrak Thruway from Salem to Portland from $13.00. There are 6 trips per day offered by Amtrak Thruway from Salem to Portland and you can expect on average to pay $15.21 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 18 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Thruway trip will get you to Portland in 1 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Thruway offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $15.31 for a weekend trip to Portland.

Restroom
Loyalty rewards
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1h 18m
Avg. Price
$15.21
Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have bus departures from Salem. Most bus trips to Portland will depart from:
  • 500 13th St SE
  • 500 13th St SE
Bus trips arrive in Portland at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Portland for trips arriving from Salem:
  • Union Station - 800 NW 6th Ave
  • Lloyd Center