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There are 5 ways to get from Great Falls to Puyallup by plane, bus, car or train

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Fly from Great Falls, line 402 bus  •  5h 39m

  1. Fly from Great Falls (GTF) to Seattle (SEA) GTF - SEA
  2. Take the line 402 bus from Federal Way TC - Bay 5 to Meridian S & 6th Ave SW

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Bus, train  •  20h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Great Falls Transfer Center to Shelby Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Shelby Amtrak Station to Spokane
  3. Take the bus from Spokane Station to Seattle
  4. Take the bus from 2nd Ave Ext & Jackson St S to Puyallup Station - Bay 3 578

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Bus to Helena, fly  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Great Falls, MT to Helena, MT
  2. Fly from Helena (HLN) to Seattle (SEA) HLN - SEA

Drive to Bozeman, fly  •  7h 29m

  1. Drive from Great Falls to Bozeman
  2. Fly from Bozeman (BZN) to Seattle (SEA) BZN - SEA

Drive  •  11h 7m

  1. Drive from Great Falls to Puyallup 692.3 miles

Great Falls to Puyallup by bus, train and walk

The journey time between Great Falls and Puyallup is around 36h 5m and covers a distance of around 816 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 18h 27m. The fastest journey normally takes 26h 9m. Operated by Northern Transit Interlocal, Amtrak, Flixbus USA and others, the Great Falls to Puyallup service departs from Great Falls Transfer Center and arrives in Puyallup Station - Bay 3. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
17h 37m
Layover time:
18h 27m
Total time:
36h 5m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
26h 9m
Journey distance:
816 miles
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
$66
Carbon emissions:
116 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
13:15
Last service departs at:
17:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Great Falls to Puyallup bus, train and walk schedules

Great Falls → Puyallup
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Puyallup is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Puyallup is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Puyallup is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 13 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Great Falls to Puyallup is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Great Falls to Puyallup is to fly and line 402 bus which costs $70 - $490 and takes 5h 39m.

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The distance between Great Falls and Puyallup is 518 miles. The road distance is 692.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Great Falls to Puyallup without a car is to bus and train which takes 20h 1m and costs $65 - $100.

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It takes approximately 5h 39m to get from Great Falls to Puyallup, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Great Falls Airport to Seattle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 59m.

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Puyallup is 1h behind Great Falls. It is currently 2:50 PM in Great Falls and 1:50 PM in Puyallup.

Yes, the driving distance between Great Falls to Puyallup is 692 miles. It takes approximately 11h 7m to drive from Great Falls to Puyallup.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. offers flights from Great Falls Airport to Seattle Airport.

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There are 86+ hotels available in Puyallup. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Great Falls to Puyallup.
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  • Distance: 517.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 39m

What companies run services between Great Falls, MT, USA and Puyallup, WA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Great Falls to Puyallup. However, you can take the bus to Great Falls International Airport, take the walk to Great Falls airport, fly to Seattle, take the walk to SeaTac Airport Terminal - Bay 2, take the line 574 bus to Federal Way TC - Bay 5, then take the line 402 bus to Puyallup. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Helena, MT, take the taxi to Helena airport, fly to Seattle, take the walk to SeaTac Airport Terminal - Bay 2, take the line 574 bus to Federal Way TC - Bay 5, then take the line 402 bus to Puyallup.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Great Falls to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Helena to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Flights from Bozeman to Seattle
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Helena to Seattle via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $420
Flights from Bozeman to Seattle
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $220
Flights from Bozeman to Seattle via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $260
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Shelby Amtrak Station to Spokane
Ave. Duration
9h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$230 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Pierce Transit
Phone
+1 253-581-8000
Website
piercetransit.org
Bus from Federal Way TC - Bay 5 to Meridian S & 6th Ave SW
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
piercetransit.org
Salt Lake Express
Phone
+1 208-656-8824
Email
info@saltlakeexpress.com
Website
saltlakeexpress.com
Bus from Great Falls, MT to Helena, MT
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Schedules at
saltlakeexpress.com
One Way Child (2-12 yr)
$21 - $29
One Way Adult (13+ yr)
$30 - $45
Northern Transit Interlocal
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Spokane Station to Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Sound Transit
Phone
+1 888-889-6368
Email
main@soundtransit.org
Website
soundtransit.org
Bus from 2nd Ave Ext & Jackson St S to Puyallup Station - Bay 3
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
Sound Transit
Senior/Disabled
$1
Youth 6-18
$2
Adult
$2 - $4

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The best way to get from Great Falls to Great Falls Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs $1.

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