There are 5 ways to get from Portland to Helena by plane, car, bus, shuttle, train or night bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Helena  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Helena (HLN) PDX - HLN

$192 - $828

Cheapest option

Bus, shuttle  •  16 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Spokane, Wa
  2. Take the bus from Spokane, Wa to Missoula, Mt
  3. Take the bus from Missoula, MT to Butte, MT 948
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Butte, MT to Helena, MT

$116 - $231

3 alternative options

Fly to Bozeman, drive  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Bozeman (BZN) PDX - BZN
  2. Drive from Bozeman to Helena

$150 - $416

Train, bus, night bus, shuttle  •  17 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station Amtrak to Spokane Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Spokane, Wa to Missoula, Mt
  3. Take the night bus from Missoula, MT to Butte, MT 942
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Butte, MT to Helena, MT

$140 - $301

Drive  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Portland to Helena 661.1 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Portland to Helena is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 10 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portland to Helena is to fly and drive which costs $150 - $420 and takes 5 h 12 min.

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The distance between Portland and Helena is 518 miles. The road distance is 661.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from Portland to Helena, including transfers.

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Map of how to get from Portland to Helena.
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  • Distance: 518.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 24 min

What companies run services between Portland, OR, USA and Helena, MT, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc., Delta and two other airlines fly from Portland to Helena hourly.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Portland to Helena via Seattle
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Portland to Helena via Boise, Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Portland to Helena via Spokane, Seattle
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Portland to Helena via Medford, Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Portland to Bozeman
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Portland to Bozeman via Seattle
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Portland to Helena via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Portland to Helena via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Portland to Helena via Seattle, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Portland to Bozeman via Seattle
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Portland to Bozeman via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Portland to Helena via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Portland Union Station Amtrak 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
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Portland, Or to Spokane, Wa
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
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
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Missoula, MT to Butte, MT
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com

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