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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago to Missoula by plane, car, bus, night bus or train

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Fly to Missoula  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Missoula (MSO) ORD - MSO

$212 - $555

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Fly to Kalispell, drive  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Kalispell (FCA) ORD - FCA
  2. Drive from Kalispell to Missoula

$274 - $923

Bus  •  35 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Missoula, MT 933

$247 - $354

Night bus, bus  •  36 h 5 min

  1. Take the night bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Minneapolis, Mn 4730
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Missoula, MT 933

$257 - $413

Train, bus  •  42 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Spokane Amtrak Station Empire Builder
  2. Take the bus from Spokane, Wa to Missoula, Mt 1274 / ...

$261 - $756

Drive  •  24 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Missoula 1635.2 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Missoula is to drive which costs $160 - $240 and takes 24 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Missoula is to fly which costs $210 - $600 and takes 6 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Missoula. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Missoula, MT via Minneapolis, MN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 48 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Missoula is 1348 miles. The road distance is 1635.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Missoula without a car is to bus which takes 35 h 48 min and costs $240 - $360.

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It takes approximately 6 h 53 min to get from Chicago to Missoula, including transfers.

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Chicago to Missoula bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Chicago station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Missoula is to fly which takes 6 h 53 min and costs $210 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $240 - $360 and takes 35 h 48 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Missoula Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 44 min.

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Chicago to Missoula bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Missoula, MT station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Missoula.
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  • Distance: 1347.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 53 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Missoula, MT, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Chicago to Missoula every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Missoula via Minneapolis, MN and Minneapolis, MN in around 35 h 48 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Missoula via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalispell
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $2,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalispell via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $2,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Missoula via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Missoula via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalispell via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $2,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalispell via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $2,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalispell via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $2,100
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Missoula via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalispell via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Missoula
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Spokane Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
37 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$230 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$410 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$500 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,300
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Missoula, MT
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
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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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
Bus from Spokane, Wa to Missoula, Mt
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65

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Missoula is 1 h behind Chicago. It is currently 12:35 AM in Chicago and 11:35 PM in Missoula.

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Missoula is 1635 miles. It takes approximately 24 h 48 min to drive from Chicago to Missoula.

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American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc., United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Missoula Airport.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Missoula. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $2 - $5.

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