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Leavenworth-Whitefish Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Leavenworth to Whitefish. Traveling by train from Leavenworth to Whitefish usually takes around 14 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Builder train can make the trip in 10 hours and 21 minutes.

Distance298 mi (479 km)
Fastest train10h 21m
Lowest price$96.93
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

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

In the last month, C$96.93 was the average price of a train ticket from Leavenworth, WA to Whitefish, MT. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 2 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$26.43 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Leavenworth to Whitefish by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for March. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$88 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Leavenworth to Whitefish in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$107 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.

Which train should you take from Leavenworth to Whitefish?

2 train services operate from Leavenworth, Washington to Whitefish, Montana. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak218h 11m$129.65
Amtrak Empire Builder210h 21m$96.93
  • Amtrak


    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Leavenworth to Whitefish every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $123.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Leavenworth 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Leavenworth to Whitefish?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Leavenworth to Whitefish. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Leavenworth to Whitefish?

The distance between Leavenworth and Whitefish is approximately 298 miles, or 479 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 14 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 21 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 Leavenworth to Whitefish are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Friday 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 Leavenworth at 12:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 Leavenworth to Whitefish?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Leavenworth to Whitefish. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

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

Station Information

Where is the train station in Leavenworth?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Leavenworth where you can board the train to Whitefish.

Train stations in Leavenworth:

  • 585 Hwy 2

Where is the train station in Whitefish?

Arrival stations

Whitefish has one train station.

Need a return trip from Whitefish to Leavenworth?

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