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Trains from Sandpoint to Whitefish

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Sandpoint - Whitefish Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Sandpoint to Whitefish. Traveling by train from Sandpoint to Whitefish usually takes around 3 hours and 51 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance102 mi (165 km)
Fastest train3h 51m
Lowest price$38.32
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Builder
Train lines1

What is the price of a train ticket from Sandpoint to Whitefish?

In the last month, $38.32 was the average price of a train ticket from Sandpoint, ID to Whitefish, MT. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 11 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $9.89 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Sandpoint to Whitefish by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$38 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Sandpoint to Whitefish in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$46 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$62$49$37$25$123020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 11 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Whitefish from Sandpoint will be about C$9.89 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Sandpoint to Whitefish?

Amtrak Empire Builder is the one and only train line which connects Sandpoint, Idaho to Whitefish, Montana. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Builder23h 51m$46.36

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Sandpoint to Whitefish during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Sandpoint to Whitefish?

The distance between Sandpoint and Whitefish is approximately 102 miles, or 165 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 51 minutes,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Sandpoint to Whitefish are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Sandpoint at 2:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Sandpoint to Whitefish?

Trains leave the station in Sandpoint twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Whitefish with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Whitefish to Sandpoint.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Sandpoint?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Sandpoint.

Where is the train station in Whitefish?

Arrival stations

Whitefish has one train station.

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