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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Whitefish to Portland. Traveling by train from Whitefish to Portland usually takes around 16 hours and 24 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Builder train can make the trip in 13 hours and 54 minutes.

Distance441 mi (709 km)
Fastest train13h 54m
Lowest price£56.10
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Builder
Train lines2

Price trends for trains from Whitefish to Portland

Average prices by travel date

£85£57£28JunJun

Monthly average prices

£89£71£53£36£18JASONDJFMAMJ

Prices as travel date approaches

£107£85£64£43£213020100

Which train should you take from Whitefish to Portland?

2 train services operate from Whitefish, Montana to Portland, Oregon. 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
Amtrak121h 34m£90.47
Amtrak Empire Builder213h 55m£58.60
  • Amtrak

    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 Portland every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £75.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Whitefish and Portland is approximately 441 miles, or 709 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 16 hours and 24 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 13 hours and 54 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 Portland are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 21:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. 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 Portland?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Whitefish to Portland. 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 Portland 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 Portland?

Arrival stations

Portland has one train station.

Need a return trip from Portland to Whitefish?

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