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There are 10 ways to get from Los Angeles to Montana by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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 Los Angeles to Billings  •  4h 6m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Billings (BIL) LAX - BIL

$130 - $412

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Fly Los Angeles to Missoula  •  5h 18m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Missoula (MSO) LAX - MSO

$115 - $640

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Fly Los Angeles to Kalispell  •  4h 17m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Kalispell (FCA) LAX - FCA

$136 - $628

Fly Los Angeles to Bozeman  •  4h 24m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Bozeman (BZN) LAX - BZN

$173 - $617

Fly Los Angeles to Helena  •  6h 20m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Helena (HLN) LAX - HLN

$250 - $1,097

Fly Long Beach to Bozeman  •  5h 45m

  1. Fly from Long Beach (LGB) to Bozeman (BZN) LGB - BZN

$209 - $814

Bus  •  36h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Frisco
  2. Take the bus from Frisco Transfer Center to Denver Bus Center - Greyhound
  3. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
  4. Take the bus from Buffalo, WY to Billings, MT 701

$219 - $430

Train, bus  •  40h 43m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Raton Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Raton to Denver, Co
  3. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
  4. Take the bus from Buffalo, WY to Billings, MT 701

$292 - $665

Train, bus, night bus  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Portland Union Station
  2. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Spokane Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Spokane, Wa to Missoula, Mt
  4. Take the night bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT 942

$302 - $776

Drive  •  20h 11m

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Billings 1247 miles

$120 - $180

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

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Montana is to fly which costs $130 - $420 and takes 4h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Montana. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Billings, MT via Frisco Transfer Center, Denver, CO and Buffalo, WY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 15m.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Montana is 1029 miles. The road distance is 1247 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Montana without a car is to bus which takes 36h 15m and costs $210 - $430.

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It takes approximately 4h 6m to get from Los Angeles to Montana, including transfers.

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Los Angeles to Montana bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Los Angeles, Ca station.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Montana is to fly which takes 4h 6m and costs $130 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $210 - $430 and takes 36h 15m.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Billings Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 32m.

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Los Angeles to Montana bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Billings, MT station.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Montana.
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  • Distance: 1029.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 6m

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Montana, USA?

Allegiant Air, Delta and two other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Billings every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Billings via Frisco, Frisco Transfer Center, Denver, CO, and Buffalo, WY in around 36h 15m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Billings via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Kalispell
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Kalispell via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Helena via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Helena via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Helena via Las Vegas, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Helena via San Francisco, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 6m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Helena via Sacramento, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Missoula
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,800
Flights from Los Angeles to Missoula via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,800
Flights from Long Beach to Bozeman via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Billings via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Kalispell
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,900
Flights from Los Angeles to Kalispell via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,900
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Helena via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Helena via Montrose, Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Helena via Aspen, Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Missoula
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,700
Flights from Los Angeles to Missoula via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,700
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Billings via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Kalispell via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman via Portland
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Helena via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Missoula via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Missoula via Portland
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,400
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Billings
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Kalispell
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Los Angeles to Missoula
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Kalispell
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $3,000
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to Bozeman
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Raton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21h 38m
Frequency
Once 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
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Portland Union Station
Ave. Duration
29h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Flexi Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Business Coach Seat
$320 - $460
Room
$600 - $850
Train from Portland Union Station to Spokane Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
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
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Frisco
Ave. Duration
20h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $230
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$90 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $230
Bus from Frisco to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
Bus from Raton to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bus from Spokane, Wa to Missoula, Mt
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bustang
Phone
800-900-3011
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Frisco Transfer Center to Denver Bus Center - Greyhound
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
ridebustang.com
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
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
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Night bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Raton, NM to Denver Bus Center - Greyhound
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Montana is 1h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 7:38 PM in Los Angeles and 8:38 PM in Montana.

Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Montana is 1247 miles. It takes approximately 20h 11m to drive from Los Angeles to Montana.

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Allegiant Air, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Delta offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Billings Airport.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30m and costs .

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