How to Get from Salem to Portland (PDX)

How to Get from Salem to Portland (PDX)

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Getting to Portland (PDX) to Salem

If you are looking for the best ways to travel to the airport in Portland, then look no further than AtoB’s brand new guide. We are going to detail all the possible ways to get from Salem to PDX, be this either by public transport, or by booking a private ride. 
Depending on your individual travel needs, meaning whether you are traveling with a lot of luggage or are accompanying young children or elderly, you can choose the appropriate method of transportation in the US. So, let’s get to it!

Best Way to Salem from Portland (PDX)

Is There a Train from PDX to Salem Oregon?

Unfortunately, AMTRAK doesn’t currently run a train route from Salem to Portland Airport. Although they may introduce such a trip in the future, for now you will have to use an alternative public transportation method, such as the bus.

How to Get from Salem to Portland (PDX)

Can I Take a Bus from PDX to Salem?

Taking the bus between the locations is an affordable way of traveling, although there isn’t a bus directly to the airport. Rather, you will arrive at the main bus stop in Portland and will have to take a tram to the airport. To start your trip, you will need to first travel to Corvallis. Go to the bus stop at Chemeketa & Liberty, and catch a Flixbus, directed to Corvallis. The ticket will cost around $10-15 and can be bought online in advance of your journey. The trip to Corvallis will take roughly 1 hour and 40 minutes.

After arriving in Corvallis, namely at the OSU Corvallis on 14th and Jefferson, catch the next bus to Portland.

When you arrive in Portland, at the NW Station Way bus stop, you will need to walk to the Old Town/Chinatown MAX station, and take the MAX tram to the airport. The correct tram to catch is the Red Line, which should get you to the airport in 1 hour, and costs just $2.50.

Overall you can expect to pay $20-30 for the entire trip, making the journey very affordable. Unfortunately, the total time it will take to get you from Salem to PDX is over 2 hours, if you are able to catch the connecting bus and tram in time. Due to this, the trip can oftentimes become much longer, and is only available once a day,

Travel Tip: Make a careful itinerary of your bus trips, ensuring you leave enough time to make all the connections.

How to Get from Salem to Portland (PDX)

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Distance to Portland (PDX) from Salem Oregon

Both located in the same state, the distance is roughly 50 miles as the crow flies. The distance by road should be just a little more.

Shuttle from Salem to PDX

We’re guessing if you got to this point, you felt overwhelmed by the confusing bus route you need to take to get to the airport. That’s fine – it was confusing to write as well. If you just want to chill and get to the airport in time, then booking a PDX to Salem Shuttle is probably your best option.

You can reserve a private shuttle, which will take you from door-to-door, meaning you get to avoid all the unnecessary commute between bus stops and tram lines. This is especially convenient if you have a lot of luggage to take with you, as your shuttle driver can help you easily transport it. If this sounds like the service you need, then read on!

Cheap PDX to Salem Shuttle Service

At AtoB we want to make transportation as seamless as possible, meaning you can sit back and relax while being taken to the airport. Our PDX to Salem shuttle is a convenient (and private) option, that will allow you to get from A to B comfortably, and quickly.

No need to bother yourself with organizing multiple public transport trips, which you may end up missing, due to them all being in quick succession of one another. Our reliable service is the ultimate way you get where you need to go, with zero hassle.

Booking a Quality Private Shuttle from PDX to Salem

So, you’ve made up your mind. You want to do yourself the favor and book a private transfer to the airport with us. We’ll walk you through the process. First, head over to our booking platform, and input your exact pickup location and time, followed by your destination (in this case Portland Airport).

After clicking on “next step”, you will be provided with all the available vehicles for your desired trip, usually we offer rides in a number of vehicle classes, so you can choose according to your budget. Following this, you are now able to include extra add-ons. These make your trip customizable to fit with your needs when traveling. We offer a range of add-ons, such as additional stops, a complimentary meet and greet service, or even child seats. It’s up to you!

After you make your selections, you can proceed to our secure payment section, which allows you to pay either by card or ApplePay. We accept all major credit cards, and will process your request immediately. Following payment you will receive an email confirming your booking and providing you with a full itinerary of the trip. As the day of your trip approaches you will also receive a follow-up email containing your driver’s contact information, so you can get in touch and organize any specifics with them directly.

That’s it! You’re set to go, and in store for a great trip which will allow you to sit back and relax. See you soon!

How to Get from Salem to Portland (PDX)

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