There are 5 ways to get from Butte to Whitefish by shuttle, bus, train, car or plane

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Shuttle, bus, train  •  11 h 29 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Butte, MT to Great Falls, MT
  2. Take the bus from Great Falls, MT - Transit Transfer Center to Shelby Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Shelby Amtrak to Whitefish Amtrak

$71 - $136

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  13 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Butte, MT to Missoula, MT 933 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Missoula, Mt to Spokane, Wa
  3. Take the train from Spokane Amtrak to Whitefish Amtrak

$100 - $224

Drive  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Butte to Whitefish 242.5 miles

$23 - $35

Fly from Butte  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Butte (BTM) to Kalispell (FCA) BTM - FCA

$186 - $796

Shuttle to Helena, fly  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Butte, MT to Helena, MT
  2. Fly from Helena (HLN) to Kalispell (FCA) HLN - FCA

$304 - $1,199

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The cheapest way to get from Butte to Whitefish is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Butte to Whitefish is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 14 min.

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The distance between Butte and Whitefish is 188 miles. The road distance is 242.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Butte to Whitefish without a car is to shuttle and bus and train which takes 11 h 29 min and costs $70 - $140.

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It takes approximately 11 h 29 min to get from Butte to Whitefish, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Butte Airport to Kalispell Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Butte to Whitefish is 243 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to drive from Butte to Whitefish.

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Delta offers flights from Butte Airport to Kalispell Airport.

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There are 90+ hotels available in Whitefish. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Butte to Butte Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs $1.

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Map of how to get from Butte to Whitefish.
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  • Distance: 187.6 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 29 min

What companies run services between Butte, MT, USA and Whitefish, MT, USA?

Delta flies from Butte to Whitefish 3 times a day.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Butte to Kalispell via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Helena to Kalispell via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Helena to Kalispell via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Helena to Kalispell via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Helena to Kalispell via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Shelby Amtrak to Whitefish Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Spokane Amtrak to Whitefish Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Bus operators
Salt Lake Express
Phone
+1 208-656-8824
Email
info@saltlakeexpress.com
Website
saltlakeexpress.com
Shuttle from Butte, MT to Great Falls, MT
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
saltlakeexpress.com
Shuttle from Butte, MT to Helena, MT
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
saltlakeexpress.com
Toole County
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Butte, MT to Missoula, MT
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Missoula, Mt to Spokane, Wa
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65

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