There are 9 ways to get from Los Angeles to Montana by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly Los Angeles to Bozeman  •  4 h 26 min

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

$171 - $668

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Fly Los Angeles to Billings  •  5 h 39 min

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

$134 - $420

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Fly Los Angeles to Kalispell  •  4 h 38 min

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

$135 - $643

Fly Los Angeles to Helena  •  6 h 20 min

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

$256 - $1,133

Fly Los Angeles to Butte  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Butte (BTM) LAX - BTM

$157 - $249

Fly Long Beach to Bozeman  •  5 h 48 min

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

$209 - $814

Bus  •  36 h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Vail
  2. Take the bus from Vail to Denver, Co
  3. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
  4. Take the bus from Buffalo, WY to Billings, MT 701

$221 - $434

Train, bus, night bus  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Portland Union Station
  2. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Spokane Amtrak
  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  •  20 h 11 min

  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 20 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Montana is to fly which costs $170 - $700 and takes 4 h 26 min.

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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 Vail, Denver, CO and Buffalo, WY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h.

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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 36 h and costs $220 - $440.

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min 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 4 h 26 min and costs $170 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $220 - $440 and takes 36 h.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Bozeman Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 44 min.

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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: 4 h 26 min

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

United Airlines, Delta and Alaska Airlines, Inc. fly from Los Angeles to Bozeman hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Billings via Vail, Denver, Co, Denver, CO, and Buffalo, WY in around 36 h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Kalispell
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Kalispell via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Billings via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Billings via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Billings via Sacramento, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Billings via Las Vegas, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Billings via San Francisco, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Helena via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Helena via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9 h 21 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Helena via Las Vegas, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Helena via Phoenix, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Helena via San Francisco, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Helena via San Jose, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Butte via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to Butte via San Francisco, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to Butte via Denver, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to Butte via Las Vegas, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to Butte via Portland, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to Butte via San Jose, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to Butte via Sacramento, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to Butte via Kalispell, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to Butte via San Diego, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Los Angeles to Butte via Jackson, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9 h 13 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Long Beach to Bozeman via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Kalispell via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,900
Flights from Los Angeles to Billings via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Helena via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Helena via Montrose, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Helena via Las Vegas, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Bozeman via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Kalispell via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Billings via Seattle
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Billings via Portland
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Billings via Santa Rosa, Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Helena via Seattle
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Long Beach to Bozeman
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Portland Union Station
Ave. Duration
29 h 22 min
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
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Vail
Ave. Duration
19 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $230
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$90 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $230
Bus from Vail to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
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
Bustang
Phone
800-900-3011
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Vail Transportation Center to Denver Bus Center - Greyhound
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
ridebustang.com
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
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
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Night bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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Montana is 1 h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 6:26 PM in Los Angeles and 7:26 PM in Montana.

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

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Delta, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Bozeman Airport.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs $6 - $8.

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