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

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Fly to Helena  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Helena (HLN) SEA - HLN

$163 - $779

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Bus, night bus, shuttle  •  15 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Missoula, Mt
  2. Take the night bus from Missoula, MT to Butte, MT 942
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Butte, MT to Helena, MT

$103 - $198

3 alternative options

Fly to Bozeman, drive  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Bozeman (BZN) SEA - BZN
  2. Drive from Bozeman to Helena

$131 - $397

Train, bus, shuttle  •  23 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Shelby Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Shelby Amtrak to Great Falls, MT - Transit Transfer Center
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Great Falls, MT to Helena, MT

$128 - $326

Drive  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Helena 593.4 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Helena is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Helena is to fly which costs $160 - $800 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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The distance between Seattle and Helena is 492 miles. The road distance is 593.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Helena without a car is to bus and night bus and shuttle which takes 15 h 12 min and costs $100 - $200.

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It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to get from Seattle to Helena, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Helena Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Helena is 1 h ahead of Seattle. It is currently 10:15 AM in Seattle and 11:15 AM in Helena.

Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Helena is 593 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 30 min to drive from Seattle to Helena.

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Alaska Airlines, Inc. offers flights from Seattle Airport to Helena Airport.

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There are 22+ hotels available in Helena. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Helena.
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  • Distance: 491.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 24 min

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Helena, MT, USA?

Alaska Airlines, Inc. flies from Seattle to Helena once daily.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Helena
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,500
Flights from Seattle to Bozeman
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Seattle to Bozeman via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Bozeman
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Shelby Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$410 - $600
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 Seattle, Wa to Missoula, Mt
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Night bus from Missoula, MT to Butte, MT
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Salt Lake Express
Phone
+1 208-656-8824
Email
info@saltlakeexpress.com
Website
saltlakeexpress.com
Shuttle from Butte, MT to Helena, MT
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
saltlakeexpress.com
Shuttle from Great Falls, MT to Helena, MT
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
saltlakeexpress.com
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