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There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to Shelby by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Kalispell, train  •  10h 25m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Kalispell (FCA) ORD - FCA
  2. Take the train from Whitefish Amtrak Station to Shelby Amtrak Station

$228 - $505

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Great Falls, bus  •  12h 4m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Great Falls (GTF) ORD - GTF
  2. Take the bus from Great Falls Transfer Center to Shelby Amtrak Station

$104 - $607

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Fly Chicago Midway to Great Falls, bus  •  11h 29m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Great Falls (GTF) MDW - GTF
  2. Take the bus from Great Falls Transfer Center to Shelby Amtrak Station

$124 - $707

Fly Chicago Midway to Kalispell, train  •  12h 8m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Kalispell (FCA) MDW - FCA
  2. Take the train from Whitefish Amtrak Station to Shelby Amtrak Station

$618 - $1,395

Train  •  28h 2m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Shelby Amtrak Station Empire Builder

$140 - $200

Bus, train  •  29h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to St Paul, MN Chicago
  2. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis to Shelby Amtrak Station Empire Builder

$133 - $210

Drive  •  23h 24m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Shelby 1469.8 miles

$140 - $210

Chicago to Shelby by train

The train journey time between Chicago and Shelby is around 28h 2m and covers a distance of around 1476 miles. The fastest train normally takes 28h 2m. Operated by Amtrak, the Chicago to Shelby train service departs from Chicago Union Station and arrives in Shelby Amtrak Station. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
28h 2m
Fastest train time:
28h 2m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$140
Carbon emissions:
124 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
14:15
Last train departs at:
14:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Shelby train schedules

Chicago → Shelby
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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Shelby is to train which costs $140 - $200 and takes 28h 2m.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago to Shelby is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost $220 - $550 and takes 10h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Chicago Union Station station and arriving at Shelby Amtrak Station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 28h 2m.

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The distance between Chicago and Shelby is 1266 miles. The road distance is 1469.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Shelby without a car is to train which takes 28h 2m and costs $140 - $200.

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It takes approximately 10h 25m to get from Chicago to Shelby, including transfers.

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Chicago to Shelby train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Kalispell Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 39m.

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Shelby is 1h behind Chicago. It is currently 2:45 AM in Chicago and 1:45 AM in Shelby.

Chicago to Shelby train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Shelby Amtrak Station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Shelby.
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  • Distance: 1266.3 miles
  • Duration: 10h 25m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Chicago Union Station to Shelby Amtrak Station 5 times a day. Tickets cost $140 - $200 and the journey takes 28h 2m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalispell via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalispell via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalispell via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Great Falls via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Great Falls via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Chicago Midway to Great Falls via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Great Falls via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
10h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Great Falls via Atlanta, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Chicago Midway to Great Falls via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Kalispell via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Kalispell via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago Midway to Kalispell via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
11h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalispell
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalispell via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalispell via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Great Falls via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Great Falls via Milwaukee, Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Great Falls via Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower, Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Great Falls via Bismarck, Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Great Falls via Sioux Falls, Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Great Falls via Minneapolis, Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Great Falls via St. Louis, Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Chicago Midway to Great Falls via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Kalispell via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalispell
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalispell via Seattle
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $500
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Great Falls via Seattle
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalispell
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Kalispell via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Whitefish Amtrak Station to Shelby Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $75
Train from Chicago Union Station to Shelby Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28h 2m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Premium
$400 - $550
Flexi Coach Seat
$280 - $420
Business Seat
$310 - $440
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis to Shelby Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
19h 57m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$340 - $470
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $320
Business Seat
$230 - $330
Bus operators
Northern Transit Interlocal
Megabus

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Shelby is 1470 miles. It takes approximately 23h 24m to drive from Chicago to Shelby.

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

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There are four+ hotels available in Shelby. Prices start at $100 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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