Directions from California to Montana

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly San Francisco to Bozeman  •  4 h 8 min

  1. SFO - BZN

$211 - $508

Cheapest option

Fly Los Angeles to Missoula  •  5 h 33 min

  1. LAX - MSO

$119 - $660

7 alternative options

Fly Los Angeles to Kalispell  •  4 h 26 min

  1. LAX - FCA

$138 - $645

Fly San Francisco to Kalispell  •  4 h 8 min

  1. SFO - FCA

$165 - $313

Fly Los Angeles to Bozeman  •  4 h 25 min

  1. LAX - BZN

$174 - $670

Fly San Francisco to Missoula  •  5 h 4 min

  1. SFO - MSO

$136 - $558

Bus  •  36 h 16 min

  1. 701

$247 - $418

Train, Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  40 h 31 min

  1. 701

Drive  •  20 h 11 min

  1. 1247 miles

$120 - $180

What companies run services between California, USA and Montana, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from San Francisco to Bozeman every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Billings via 7th / Decatur, Los Angeles, Ca, Denver Rtd Market Sta, Co, Denver, CO, and Buffalo, WY in around 36 h 16 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bozeman via Portland
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Bozeman via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Kalispell via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Kalispell via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from San Francisco to Kalispell via Portland
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman via Portland
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Missoula via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Los Angeles to Missoula via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Missoula via Portland
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bozeman
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Bozeman via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Bozeman via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Kalispell
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,900
Flights from Los Angeles to Kalispell via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,900
Flights from Los Angeles to Kalispell via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,900
Flights from San Francisco to Kalispell
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Kalispell via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Missoula
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Missoula via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Missoula
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,700
Flights from Los Angeles to Missoula via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bozeman via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Los Angeles to Kalispell
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Kalispell via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from San Francisco to Missoula via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Missoula via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Bozeman via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Kalispell via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Missoula via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Kalispell
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Missoula
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Raton Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $430
Room
$550 - $800
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Denver Rtd Market Sta, Co
Ave. Duration
22 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$95 - $160
Flexible
$190 - $250
Express Arrow vehicles
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$115
Schedules at
expressarrow.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Buffalo, WY to Billings, MT
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between California and Montana is 1403 km. The road distance is 1995 km.

The cheapest way to get from California to Montana is to drive which costs $120 - $180 and takes 20 h 11 min.

The quickest way to get from California to Montana is to fly which takes 4 h 8 min and costs $160 - $320.

No, there is no direct bus from California to Montana. However, there are services departing from 6th / Main and arriving at Billings, MT via Los Angeles, Ca, Denver, CO and Buffalo, WY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 16 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to get from California to Montana, including transfers.