There are 1 train company operating 2 routes - Coast Starlight, Amtrak Cascades, 5 airlines operating 3 routes, 1 bus company operating 3 routes. The cheapest train costs $45 and is 3h 16min. The cheapest flight costs $80 and is 45min. The cheapest bus costs $21 and is 4h 50min.
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There are 4 ways to travel from Tacoma to Salem. 4 trains, 3 flights, 3 buses and 1 by car are possible between the two areas. The by car from Tacoma to Salem is the cheapest and fastest. The train operated by Amtrak running from TAC to SLM is the most convenient.
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There is only one bus company, BoltBus, with routes running from Tacoma to Salem. One train provider, Amtrak, runs trains from Tacoma to Salem. But, because the flight only takes 45min and costs $80, we recommend the flight. Although, the prices for flights vary drastically more so than buses or trains, so as you get closer to your date of travel, the likelihood of finding a cheap flight gets smaller.