There are 3 ways to get from Missoula Airport (MSO) to Whitefish by night bus, train, car or towncar

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Night bus, train  •  12 h 7 min

  1. Take the night bus from Missoula, Mt to Spokane, Wa 1277
  2. Take the train from Spokane Amtrak to Whitefish Amtrak Empire Builder

$71 - $185

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Missoula Airport (MSO) to Whitefish 129 miles

$12 - $19

Uber  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take an Uber from Missoula Airport (MSO) to Whitefish 129 miles

$250 - $320

Questions & Answers

The distance between Missoula Airport (MSO) and Whitefish is 104 miles. The road distance is 129 miles.

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The best way to get from Missoula Airport (MSO) to Whitefish without a car is to night bus and train which takes 12 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 12 h 7 min to get from Missoula Airport (MSO) to Whitefish, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Missoula Airport (MSO) to Whitefish is 129 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to drive from Missoula Airport (MSO) to Whitefish.

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There are 90+ hotels available in Whitefish. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Missoula Airport (MSO) to Whitefish.
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  • Distance: 104.4 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 7 min

What companies run services between Missoula Airport (MSO), USA and Whitefish, MT, USA?

There is no direct connection from Missoula Airport (MSO) to Whitefish. However, you can take the line 11 bus to Mountain Line Transfer Center, take the line 14 bus to Cooper St & N Russell St, take the walk to Missoula, Mt, take the night bus to Spokane, Wa, take the walk to Spokane Amtrak, then take the train to Whitefish Amtrak. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Whitefish.

Train operators

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
+1 1-800-872-7245
Train from Spokane Amtrak to Whitefish Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
$220 - $310
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
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Night bus from Missoula, Mt to Spokane, Wa
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
$26 - $40
$45 - $65
Other operators
Uber Missoula
Towncar from Missoula Airport (MSO) to Whitefish
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
On demand
Estimated price
$250 - $320
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$250 - $320
$350 - $440

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