Traveling to Salem

Taking a Flight

The Portland International Airport is located 60 miles north of Salem. The HUT Airport Shuttle offers scheduled transportation between Portland International Airport and the Red Lion Hotel in Salem (located on Market Street). For a current fee schedule and reservation information, please see the HUT website or call HUT Airport Shuttle at 503-364-4444.

Staying on Track

Amtrak offers daily north-south service to Salem. The Salem train station is located across the street from the southeast corner of the Willamette campus. For more information, contact Amtrak at 800-872-7245.

Hitting the Road

Greyhound Bus Lines offers full service to Salem. The bus depot is located about six blocks from campus. For more information, call 800-231-2222.

Getting Around Salem

Willamette University Travel Center has a preferred car rental code with Enterprise Rent-a-car for visitors to use while attending University events. Simply give them the code G24178 to receive the discount (and they do rent to drivers under 25 years). For more information, call 800-375-8007. For those not wishing to rent a car, there are several taxi services and Cherriots, the local municipal bus service for Salem-Keizer. (Holders of a Willamette University student/faculty/staff id ride for free by showing the driver their id.)

Parking on Campus

Willamette parking permits are required on all vehicles (except motorcycles) every weekday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., year-round. Motorcycles may park only in the designated motorcycle lot on the east side of Winter Street, between Lausanne Hall and Goudy Commons.

Guests invited to campus by University departments may park at no charge in the Guest Parking Lot at the northeast corner of Winter and Bellevue streets. Contact your host to reserve a parking place in advance.

Visitors to campus may purchase a one-day parking permit at the Parking booth at the northeast corner of Winter and Bellevue streets, if space is available: $5 all day or $3 after 12:00 noon. Metered and un-metered city parking is also available on Winter, State and Cottage streets nearby.