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Whitefish-Saint Paul Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Whitefish to Saint Paul. Traveling by train from Whitefish to Saint Paul usually takes around 24 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Builder train can make the trip in 23 hours and 2 minutes.

Distance1031 mi (1660 km)
Fastest train23h 2m
Lowest price£99.42
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Builder
Train lines2

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

In the last month, £103.92 was the average price of a train ticket from Whitefish, MT to Saint Paul, MN. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 3 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £20.35 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Whitefish to Saint Paul will vary between £99 and £144. Planning a train trip to Saint Paul within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Whitefish over the next 7 days is £103. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Whitefish to Saint Paul by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £103 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Whitefish to Saint Paul in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £124 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


If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 3 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Saint Paul from Whitefish will be about £20.35 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Whitefish to Saint Paul?

2 train services operate from Whitefish, Montana to Saint Paul, Minnesota. Amtrak Empire Builder 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
Amtrak11d 8h 20m£137.64
Amtrak Empire Builder223h 2m£103.24
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from Whitefish to Saint Paul every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £136.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Whitefish to Saint Paul 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 Whitefish to Saint Paul?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Whitefish to Saint Paul. 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 Whitefish to Saint Paul?

The distance between Whitefish and Saint Paul is approximately 1031 miles, or 1660 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 24 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 23 hours and 2 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 Whitefish to Saint Paul are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Tuesday 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 Whitefish at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 07:00. 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 Whitefish to Saint Paul?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Saint Paul. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Saint Paul to Whitefish. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Whitefish to Saint Paul for £139.18.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Whitefish?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Whitefish.

Where is the train station in Saint Paul?

Arrival stations

Saint Paul receives travelers from Whitefish at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Saint Paul:

  • Minn-St Paul Airport - 4300 Glumack Dr

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