Distance between Vancouver BC and Salem OR
The distance from Vancouver to Salem is 579 kilometers by road including 565 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 5 hours and 53 minutes and goes through Bellingham, Everett, Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Vancouver and Portland.
Shortest distance by air  481 km ✈️ 
Car route length  579 km 🚗 
Driving time  5 h 53 min 
Fuel amount  46.3 L 
Fuel cost  84.3 CAD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Vancouver  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
99 12 km, 12 min


Richmond  12 km  12 min  0.6 L  
99 I 5 77 km, 48 min


Bellingham  90 km  1 h 00 min  6.3 L  
I 5 93 km, 53 min


Everett  183 km  1 h 54 min  13.9 L  
I 5 43 km, 26 min


Seattle  226 km  2 h 21 min  16.9 L  
I 5 53 km, 33 min


Tacoma  279 km  2 h 54 min  22.0 L  
I 5 43 km, 26 min


Olympia  322 km  3 h 20 min  25.5 L  
I 5 168 km, 1 h 33 min


Vancouver  489 km  4 h 54 min  38.9 L  
I 5 16 km, 10 min


Portland  505 km  5 h 05 min  39.4 L  
I 5 74 km, 47 min


Salem  579 km  5 h 53 min  45.7 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Vancouver to Salem?
Fuel cost: 84.3 CAD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 579 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 Vancouver to Salem?
Driving time: 5 h 53 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 217 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 1 h 58 min
 46 km with a maximum speed 105 km/h = 26 min
 26 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 15 min
 227 km with a maximum speed 97 km/h = 2 h 21 min
 6 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 4 min
 21 km with a maximum speed 89 km/h = 14 min
 12 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 9 min
 8 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 6 min
 3 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 2 min
 2 km with a maximum speed 56 km/h = 1 min
 7 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 8 min
 1 km with a maximum speed 48 km/h = 1 min
 1 km with a maximum speed 30 km/h = 1 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Vancouver to Salem by land?
The distance between Vancouver and Salem is 579 km by road including 565 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Vancouver and Salem respectively.
How far is Vancouver to Salem by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Vancouver and Salem is 481 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 Vancouver and Salem respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Vancouver from Salem by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 36 min to cover the distance of 481 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 2 h 11 min 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 Vancouver to Salem?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 2 h to cover the distance of 481 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 2 h 17 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 Vancouver and Salem?
Where is Vancouver in relation to Salem?
Vancouver is located 481 km north of Salem.
Vancouver has geographic coordinates: latitude 49.26243, longitude 123.11554.
Salem has geographic coordinates: latitude 44.93916, longitude 123.03312.
Which highway goes from Vancouver to Salem?
The route from Vancouver to Salem follows I 5.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 99: 41 km
 US 12: 31 km
 I 5 Express: 12 km
 US 30: 2 km