Distance between Fort Nelson BC and Salem OR
The distance from Fort Nelson to Salem is 2,066 kilometers by road including 569 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 23 hours and 8 minutes and goes through Fort St. John, Prince George, Quesnel, Williams Lake, Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Bellingham.
Shortest distance by air  1,543 km ✈️ 
Car route length  2,066 km 🚗 
Driving time  23 h 8 min 
Fuel amount  165.3 L 
Fuel cost  300.8 CAD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Fort Nelson  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
97 381 km, 4 h 19 min


Fort St. John  381 km  4 h 19 min  30.0 L  
97 433 km, 5 h 06 min


Prince George  813 km  9 h 25 min  64.1 L  
97 125 km, 1 h 27 min


Quesnel  938 km  10 h 53 min  74.5 L  
97 116 km, 1 h 20 min


Williams Lake  1,054 km  12 h 13 min  83.4 L  
97 1 445 km, 5 h 05 min


Chilliwack  1,499 km  17 h 19 min  118.7 L  
1 25 km, 15 min


Abbotsford  1,524 km  17 h 35 min  121.1 L  
1 WA 9 53 km, 39 min


Bellingham  1,577 km  18 h 15 min  125.3 L  
I 5 93 km, 54 min


Everett  1,670 km  19 h 10 min  132.9 L  
I 5 43 km, 26 min


Seattle  1,713 km  19 h 36 min  135.9 L  
I 5 53 km, 33 min


Tacoma  1,766 km  20 h 09 min  141.0 L  
I 5 43 km, 26 min


Olympia  1,809 km  20 h 36 min  144.5 L  
I 5 168 km, 1 h 33 min


Vancouver  1,976 km  22 h 10 min  157.8 L  
I 5 16 km, 10 min


Portland  1,992 km  22 h 21 min  158.4 L  
I 5 74 km, 47 min


Salem  2,066 km  23 h 08 min  164.6 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Fort Nelson to Salem?
Fuel cost: 300.8 CAD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 2,066 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.82 CAD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Fort Nelson to Salem?
Driving time: 23 h 8 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 191 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 1 h 44 min
 46 km with a maximum speed 105 km/h = 26 min
 76 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 45 min
 220 km with a maximum speed 97 km/h = 2 h 16 min
 1,106 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 12 h 17 min
 26 km with a maximum speed 89 km/h = 17 min
 32 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 23 min
 287 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 3 h 35 min
 36 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 31 min
 2 km with a maximum speed 64 km/h = 2 min
 17 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 16 min
 7 km with a maximum speed 56 km/h = 7 min
 17 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 20 min
 1 km with a maximum speed 40 km/h = 1 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Fort Nelson to Salem by land?
The distance between Fort Nelson and Salem is 2,066 km by road including 569 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Fort Nelson and Salem respectively.
How far is Fort Nelson to Salem by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Fort Nelson and Salem is 1,543 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a greatcircle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Fort Nelson and Salem respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Fort Nelson from Salem by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 1 h 55 min to cover the distance of 1,543 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 7 h to flight this distance at average speed of 220 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.
How long is a helicopter ride from Fort Nelson to Salem?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 6 h 25 min to cover the distance of 1,543 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 7 h 20 min to flight this distance at average speed of 210 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.
What city is halfway between Fort Nelson and Salem?
The halfway point between Fort Nelson and Salem is Soda Creek. It is located about 9 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Soda Creek to Fort Nelson is 1,024 km and driving will take about 11 h 52 min. The road between Soda Creek and Salem has length 1,042 km and will take approximately 11 h 16 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Fort Nelson in relation to Salem?
Fort Nelson is located 1,543 km north of Salem.
Fort Nelson has geographic coordinates: latitude 58.80628, longitude 122.69396.
Salem has geographic coordinates: latitude 44.93916, longitude 123.03312.
Which highway goes from Fort Nelson to Salem?
The route from Fort Nelson to Salem follows 97, I 5, 1.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 US 12: 31 km
 WA 9: 12 km
 I 5 Express: 12 km
 WA 542: 8 km
 WA 544: 6 km
 97C: 4 km
 11: 4 km
 29: 3 km
 US 30: 2 km