There are 8 ways to get from Chicago to Missoula by plane, car, night bus, bus or train

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

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Missoula  •  8 h 27 min

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

$212 - $555

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Fly Chicago Midway to Missoula  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Missoula (MSO) MDW - MSO

$222 - $804

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Kalispell, drive  •  8 h 31 min

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

$274 - $923

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Bozeman, drive  •  7 h 50 min

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

$251 - $933

Night bus, bus  •  36 h 8 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

Bus  •  37 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee to Minneapolis, MN 966 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Missoula, MT 933

$295 - $434

Train, bus  •  42 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Spokane Amtrak 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 and drive which costs $250 - $950 and takes 7 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Missoula. However, there are services departing from Chicago Amtrak, Il and arriving at Missoula, MT via Hennepin Ave & Maple St and Minneapolis, MN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 8 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 night bus and bus which takes 36 h 8 min and costs $250 - $420.

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It takes approximately 8 h 27 min to get from Chicago to Missoula, including transfers.

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Chicago to Missoula bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago Amtrak, Il station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Missoula is to fly which takes 8 h 27 min and costs $210 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $290 - $440 and takes 37 h 21 min.

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There is no direct flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Missoula Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 27 min and has one stopover.

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

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Missoula is 1 h behind Chicago. It is currently 9:05 AM in Chicago and 8:05 AM 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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Map of how to get from Chicago to Missoula.
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  • Distance: 1347.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 27 min

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

Delta, United Airlines and four other airlines fly from Chicago to Missoula hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Missoula via Milwaukee, Wi, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis, MN in around 37 h 21 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Missoula via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Missoula via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Missoula via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Missoula via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
10 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Missoula via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
11 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalispell via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $2,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalispell via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $2,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bozeman via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bozeman via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Missoula via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Missoula via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalispell
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $2,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalispell via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $2,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bozeman
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bozeman via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Missoula via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Missoula via Portland
Ave. Duration
10 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalispell via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Missoula via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bozeman
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Bozeman via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,700
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 Chicago Union Station to Spokane Amtrak
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
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
Night bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
Bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Spokane, Wa to Missoula, Mt
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Milwaukee to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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