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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Whitefish to Spokane. Traveling by train from Whitefish to Spokane usually takes around 5 hours and 24 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance152 mi (245 km)
Fastest train5h 24m
Lowest price£27.69
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Builder
Train lines1

Price trends for trains from Whitefish to Spokane

Average prices by travel date

£32£21£11JunJun

Monthly average prices

£36£28£21£14£7JASONDJFMAMJ

Which train should you take from Whitefish to Spokane?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Builder25h 24m£29.04

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Whitefish and Spokane is approximately 152 miles, or 245 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 24 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 Spokane 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 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 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 Spokane?

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 Spokane 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 Spokane 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 Spokane?

Arrival stations

Spokane has one train station.

Need a return trip from Spokane to Whitefish?

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