There are 5 ways to get from Seattle to Missoula by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly to Missoula  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Missoula (MSO) SEA - MSO

$103 - $1,204

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Bus  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Missoula, Mt 1276 / ...

$50 - $130

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Fly to Kalispell, drive  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Kalispell (FCA) SEA - FCA
  2. Drive from Kalispell to Missoula

$125 - $1,422

Train, bus  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Spokane Amtrak Empire Builder
  2. Take the bus from Spokane, Wa to Missoula, Mt 1274 / ...

$82 - $209

Drive  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Missoula 479.8 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Missoula is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Missoula is to fly which costs $100 - $1,200 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Seattle, Wa and arriving at Missoula, Mt. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 10 min.

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The distance between Seattle and Missoula is 397 miles. The road distance is 479.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Missoula without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 10 min and costs $50 - $130.

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It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Seattle to Missoula, including transfers.

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Seattle to Missoula bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Seattle, Wa station.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Missoula is to fly which takes 4 h 20 min and costs $100 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $130 and takes 10 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Missoula Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 29 min.

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Seattle to Missoula bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Missoula, Mt station.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Missoula.
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  • Distance: 396.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

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

Alaska Airlines, Inc. flies from Seattle to Missoula 4 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Seattle to Missoula hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $130 and the journey takes 10 h 10 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Missoula
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Seattle to Missoula via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Seattle to Kalispell
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Seattle to Kalispell via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
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 Seattle King Street Station to Spokane Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
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

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Missoula is 1 h ahead of Seattle. It is currently 2:19 PM in Seattle and 3:19 PM in Missoula.

Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Missoula is 480 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 41 min to drive from Seattle to Missoula.

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

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Book your Seattle to Missoula bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 37+ hotels available in Missoula. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 34 min and costs $2 - $4.

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