There are 6 ways to get from Seattle to Shelby by plane, car, bus, shuttle or train

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Fly to Kalispell, drive  •  6 h 7 min

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

$127 - $1,426

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Train  •  17 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Shelby Amtrak Empire Builder

$100 - $290

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Fly to Great Falls, bus  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Great Falls (GTF) SEA - GTF
  2. Take the bus from Great Falls, MT - Transit Transfer Center to Shelby Amtrak

$123 - $374

Fly to Lethbridge, drive  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Lethbridge (YQL) SEA - YQL
  2. Drive from Lethbridge to Shelby

$176 - $674

Fly to Helena, shuttle, bus  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Helena (HLN) SEA - HLN
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Helena, MT to Great Falls, MT
  3. Take the bus from Great Falls, MT - Transit Transfer Center to Shelby Amtrak

$187 - $816

Drive  •  12 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Shelby 765.6 miles

$75 - $110

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Seattle King Street Station station and arriving at Shelby Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17 h 48 min.

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The distance between Seattle and Shelby is 490 miles. The road distance is 765.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Shelby without a car is to train which takes 17 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 7 min to get from Seattle to Shelby, including transfers.

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Seattle to Shelby train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Seattle King Street Station.

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The quickest flight from Seattle Airport to Kalispell Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 28 min.

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Shelby is 1 h ahead of Seattle. It is currently 11:24 PM in Seattle and 12:24 AM in Shelby.

Seattle to Shelby train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Shelby Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Shelby is 766 miles. It takes approximately 12 h 16 min to drive from Seattle to Shelby.

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

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  • Distance: 490.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 7 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Seattle to Shelby twice daily. Tickets cost $100 - $290 and the journey takes 17 h 48 min.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Kalispell
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Seattle to Kalispell via Portland
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Seattle to Great Falls
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Helena
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Seattle to Lethbridge via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,500
Flights from Seattle to Lethbridge via Vancouver, Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,500
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Seattle to Lethbridge via Calgary
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Seattle to Lethbridge via Vancouver, Calgary
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
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 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
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There are three+ hotels available in Shelby. Prices start at $100 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 .

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