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There are 6 ways to get from Portland to Helena by plane, car, train, bus, shuttle or night bus

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Fly Portland to Helena  •  5 h 42 min

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

$192 - $828

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Bus, shuttle  •  16 h 47 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

4 alternative options

Fly Portland to Bozeman, drive  •  5 h 10 min

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

$150 - $416

Train to Seattle, fly to Helena  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Tukwila Amtrak
  2. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Helena (HLN) SEA - HLN

$203 - $868

Train, bus, night bus, shuttle  •  17 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Spokane Amtrak Station
  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 10 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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The best way to get from Portland to Helena without a car is to bus and shuttle which takes 16 h 47 min and costs $110 - $240.

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It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to get from Portland to Helena, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Portland Airport to Helena Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 2 min and has one stopover.

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Helena is 1 h ahead of Portland. It is currently 8:02 AM in Portland and 9:02 AM in Helena.

Yes, the driving distance between Portland to Helena is 661 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 46 min to drive from Portland to Helena.

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United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Delta offer flights from Portland Airport to Helena Airport.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Helena. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Portland to Helena.
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  • Distance: 518.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 42 min

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

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

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Portland to Helena via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Portland to Helena via Spokane, Seattle
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Portland to Bozeman
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Portland to Bozeman via Seattle
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Seattle to Helena
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Portland to Helena via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Portland to Helena via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Portland to Helena via Seattle, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Portland to Helena via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Portland Union Station to Tukwila Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Room
$180 - $260
Train from Portland Union Station to Spokane Amtrak Station
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 Portland, Or to Spokane, Wa
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
Twice daily
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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The best way to get from Portland to Portland Airport is to tram which takes 35 min and costs $3.

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