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There are 3 ways to get from Shelby to Missoula by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  8h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Shelby Amtrak to Great Falls, MT - Transit Transfer Center
  2. Take the bus from Great Falls, MT to Butte, MT
  3. Take the bus from Butte, MT to Missoula, MT 933 / ...

$64 - $85

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  14h 18m

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

$91 - $236

Drive  •  4h 35m

  1. Drive from Shelby to Missoula 286.2 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Shelby to Missoula is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Shelby to Missoula is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Shelby to Missoula. However, there are services departing from Shelby Amtrak and arriving at Missoula, MT via Great Falls, MT and Butte, MT. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 40m.

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The distance between Shelby and Missoula is 151 miles. The road distance is 286.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Shelby to Missoula without a car is to bus which takes 8h 40m and costs $60 - $85.

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It takes approximately 8h 40m to get from Shelby to Missoula, including transfers.

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Shelby to Missoula bus services, operated by Toole County, depart from Shelby Amtrak station.

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Shelby to Missoula bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Missoula, MT station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shelby to Missoula is 286 miles. It takes approximately 4h 35m to drive from Shelby to Missoula.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Missoula. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 151.2 miles
  • Duration: 8h 40m

What companies run services between Shelby, MT, USA and Missoula, MT, USA?

You can take a bus from Shelby to Missoula via Great Falls, MT and Butte, MT in around 8h 40m.

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 Shelby Amtrak Station to Spokane Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $390
Bus operators
Toole County
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Butte, MT to Missoula, MT
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Spokane, Wa to Missoula, Mt
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65

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