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There are 4 ways to get from Butte to Whitefish by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the 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 Station to Whitefish Amtrak Station

$71 - $130

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Butte to Whitefish 242.5 miles

$23 - $35

Fly from Butte  •  8 h 32 min

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

$186 - $796

Bus to Helena, fly  •  7 h 30 min

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

$305 - $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 bus and train which takes 10 h 24 min and costs $70 - $130.

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It takes approximately 10 h 24 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 7 h 4 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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Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Delta offer flights from Butte Airport to Kalispell Airport.

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There are 95+ hotels available in Whitefish. Prices start at $88 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: 10 h 24 min

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

Delta and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Butte to Whitefish 4 times a day.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Butte to Kalispell via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Helena to Kalispell via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Helena to Kalispell via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Butte to Kalispell via Salt Lake City, Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Helena to Kalispell via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Helena to Kalispell via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Shelby Amtrak Station to Whitefish Amtrak Station
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
Bus operators
Salt Lake Express
Phone
+1 208-656-8824
Email
info@saltlakeexpress.com
Website
saltlakeexpress.com
Bus from Butte, MT to Great Falls, MT
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
saltlakeexpress.com
Bus from Butte, MT to Helena, MT
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
saltlakeexpress.com
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