There are 2 ways to get from Whitefish to Great Falls by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Whitefish Amtrak to Shelby Amtrak Empire Builder
  2. Take the bus from Shelby Amtrak to Great Falls, MT - Transit Transfer Center Orange Route

$36 - $81

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Whitefish to Great Falls 219.2 miles

$21 - $35

Questions & Answers

The distance between Whitefish and Great Falls is 155 miles. The road distance is 219.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Whitefish to Great Falls without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 37 min to get from Whitefish to Great Falls, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Whitefish to Great Falls is 219 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to drive from Whitefish to Great Falls.

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There are 25+ hotels available in Great Falls. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Whitefish to Great Falls.
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  • Distance: 154.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 37 min

What companies run services between Whitefish, MT, USA and Great Falls, MT, USA?

There is no direct connection from Whitefish to Great Falls. However, you can take the train to Shelby Amtrak then take the bus to Great Falls, MT - Transit Transfer Center. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Great Falls.

Train operators

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
+1 1-800-872-7245
Train from Whitefish Amtrak to Shelby Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
$180 - $250
Bus operators
Toole County

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