Distance from Salem, OR to Tacoma, WA


188 mi


3 hours 44 mins

Gas Cost

$13 - $26

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There are 162.10 miles from Salem to Tacoma in north direction and 188 miles (302.56 kilometers) by car, following the I-5 route.

Salem and Tacoma are 3 hours 44 mins far apart, if you drive non-stop.

This is the fastest route from Salem, OR to Tacoma, WA. The halfway point is Kelso, WA.

Salem, OR and Tacoma, WA are in the same time zone (Pacific Daylight Time). Current time in both locations is 5:10 pm.

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Gas Consumption and Emissions

A car with an MPG of will need 8.72 gallons of gas to cover the route between Salem, OR and Tacoma, WA.

The estimated cost of gas to go from Salem to Tacoma is $21.80.

During the route, an average car will release 170.83 pounds of CO2 to the atmosphere. Your carbon footprint is 0.91 pounds of CO2 per mile.

Halfway Point Between Salem, OR and Tacoma, WA

If you want to meet halfway between Salem, OR and Tacoma, WA or just make a stop in the middle of your trip, the exact coordinates of the halfway point of this route are 46.195839 and -122.890411, or 46º 11' 45.0204" N, 122º 53' 25.4796" W. This location is 94.17 miles away from Salem, OR and Tacoma, WA and it would take approximately 1 hour 52 mins to reach the halfway point from both locations.

Closest City or Town to Halfway Point

The closest town to the halfway point is Kelso, WA, situated 94.22 miles from Salem, OR and 95 miles from Tacoma, WA. It would take 1 hour 56 mins to go from Salem to Kelso and 1 hour 52 mins to go from Tacoma to Kelso.

Major Cities Along the Route

Some major cities along the route include Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA.

Best Hotels In or Near Tacoma, WA

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Lowest Price Rental Cars in Salem, OR

Planning on renting a car to go from Salem, OR to Tacoma, WA? Here there are some offers to rent a car in or near Salem, OR:


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From $14


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From $18


Full-size cars

From $24



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Weather in Salem and Tacoma


Rain tomorrow through Sunday, with temperatures bottoming out at 55°F on Friday.

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11 195 degrees 13 196 degrees 11 209 degrees 17 194 degrees 15 211 degrees


Rain today through Sunday, with temperatures rising to 63°F on Monday.

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11 192 degrees 10 198 degrees 10 212 degrees 11 195 degrees 10 214 degrees

Distance conversions

Checkout the distance in miles, kilometers and nautical miles between Salem, OR and Tacoma, WA in this table:

Distance type Miles Kilometers Nautical miles
Straight line distance 162.10 mi 260.87 km 140.86 nautical mi
Driving distance 188 mi 302.56 km 163.37 nautical mi

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