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

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Fly to Kalispell, drive  •  5h 51m

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

$127 - $1,425

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Train  •  17h 48m

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

$100 - $290

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Fly to Great Falls, bus  •  7h 36m

  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 - $373

Fly to Lethbridge, drive  •  8h 8m

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

$176 - $673

Fly to Helena, bus  •  8h 46m

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

$186 - $815

Drive  •  12h 16m

  1. Drive from Seattle to Shelby 765.6 miles

$75 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Shelby is to drive which costs $75 - $110 and takes 12h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Shelby is to fly and drive which costs $120 - $1,500 and takes 5h 51m.

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

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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 17h 48m and costs $100 - $290.

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It takes approximately 5h 51m 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 1h 15m.

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Shelby is 1h ahead of Seattle. It is currently 3:31 AM in Seattle and 4:31 AM in Shelby.

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

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Shelby.
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  • Distance: 490.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 51m

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 17h 48m.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Seattle to Kalispell
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Seattle to Kalispell via Portland
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Seattle to Great Falls
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Seattle to Helena
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Seattle to Lethbridge via Calgary
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Seattle to Lethbridge via Vancouver, Calgary
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,500
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Seattle to Lethbridge via Vancouver, Calgary
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
When
Every day
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Shelby Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
17h 48m
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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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Shelby is 766 miles. It takes approximately 12h 16m 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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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 31m and costs $2 - $4.

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