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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Spokane to Whitefish. Traveling by train from Spokane to Whitefish usually takes around 4 hours and 56 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance152 mi (245 km)
Fastest train4h 56m
Lowest price£27.82
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Builder
Train lines1

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Overall score for trains from Spokane, WA to Whitefish, MT

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

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

In the last month, £27.82 was the average price of a train ticket from Spokane, WA to Whitefish, MT. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. 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 £7.95 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Spokane to Whitefish by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £29 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Spokane to Whitefish in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £32 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

£53£43£32£21£113020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 10 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Whitefish from Spokane will be about £7.95 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Spokane to Whitefish?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Builder24h 57m£28.48

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Spokane 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.

How long is the train journey from Spokane to Whitefish?

The distance between Spokane and Whitefish is approximately 152 miles, or 245 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 56 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 Spokane to Whitefish 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 Spokane at 01:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 01:00. 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 Spokane to Whitefish?

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

Station Information

Where is the train station in Spokane?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Spokane:

Other train stations in Spokane:

  • Bus Terminal - 221 W 1st Ave

Where is the train station in Whitefish?

Arrival stations

Whitefish has one train station:

Other train stations in Whitefish:

  • 500 Depot St

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