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Whitefish-Essex Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Whitefish to Essex. Traveling by train from Whitefish to Essex usually takes around one hour and 9 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance34 mi (55 km)
Fastest train1h 9m
Lowest price£7.10
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Builder
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Whitefish, MT to Essex, MT

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)




28 October 2019 - Regular commuter

Amtrak Empire Builder

Pros: A pleasant morning ride throw the Rocky Mountains... Cons: I’m good. Tips: Book your tickets on Wanderu!

Pros: A pleasant morning ride throw the Rocky Mountains... Cons: I’m good. Tips: Book your tickets on Wanderu!

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

In the last month, £7.10 was the average price of a train ticket from Whitefish, MT to Essex, MT. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £2.13 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Whitefish to Essex by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around £7 whenever you decide to board the train to Essex.

Prices as travel date approaches


Since the average price of train trips from Whitefish to Essex remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Whitefish to Essex?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Builder21h 9m£7.40

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Whitefish to Essex 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 Whitefish to Essex?

The distance between Whitefish and Essex is approximately 34 miles, or 55 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 9 minutes, As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Whitefish to Essex 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 Saturday 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 Essex?

Trains leave the station in Whitefish twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Essex 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 Essex to Whitefish.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Whitefish?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Whitefish.

Where is the train station in Essex?

Arrival stations

Essex has one train station.

Need a return trip from Essex to Whitefish?

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