Western Oregon University 345 Monmouth Ave. N., Monmouth OR 97361


Approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes from the Portland International Airport (PDX); or 1 hour and 10 minutes from the Eugene Airport (EUG). Salem is only 20 mins from campus, and in under 10 minutes you can be in the center of either Dallas or Independence.  


Take the Oregon Express Shuttle from the Portland Airport to Salem (takes about 2 hours, with 16 trips per a day, $43-48 pp), and then transfer to the local bus service (Cherriots, bus route #40), from the Salem transit center to Monmouth.

Cherriots – Ticket information – 1 (503) 588-2877 

Groome Transportation – 1 (877) 693-3785 


Airlines with flight service into Portland (PDX) include Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Boutique Air, British Airways, Condor, Delta Air Lines, Frontier, Hawaiian, Icelandair, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit, Sun Country, United Airlines, Volaris, and Westjet.

Airlines with flight service into Eugene (EUG) include Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Avelo Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.(add this text) 

Note: There is now commercial air service connecting to the Salem Airport (SLE), through Avelo Airlines. This service is new, but sounds like it could be a great new option!


We have rented the campus Wolf Van to help shuttle attendees to and from Western Oregon University just for the Focus on Book Arts conference! The Shuttle will be available June 25th, June 30th and July 1st and the will be open to all conference attendees, instructors, and volunteers.

All we ask is that you “tip the driver” a minimum of $8 when you ride, to help us cover the costs of the rental. If you don’t have cash, you can also make a donation when you check-in for registration. Any extra donations will go directly into FOBA’s general fund and will help cover other costs of this years conference.

Fill out your arrival information here, and submit it. Once we get an idea of everyone’s approximate arrival times, we will set-up a schedule of pickup times at the Salem Train & Greyhound Bus Station parking lot.

Note – if you are part of our early arrival staff, instructors or volunteers, please use this form and fill out your arrival date as June 23rd or 24th , and then we can coordinate a volunteer to come pick you up in their own vehicle on either of those days

Here’s the Google map for the location (if you don’t see the map – here is a link to the map)