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St Paul-Whitefish Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from St Paul to Whitefish?

Lowest Price$140.00
Fastest Train23h 36m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

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

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, $140.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Saint Paul, MN to Whitefish, MT. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from St Paul to Whitefish?

The distance between St Paul and Whitefish is approximately 1031 miles, or 1660 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 23 hours and 39 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 23 hours and 36 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 St Paul to Whitefish are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Wednesday 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 St Paul at 10:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 St Paul to Whitefish?

Trains leave the station in St Paul 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 St Paul. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from St Paul to Whitefish for $118.00.

Which train should you take from St Paul to Whitefish?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Builder223h 39m$145.93

Where is the train station in St Paul?

There is one train station in St Paul:

  • Union Depot

Where is the train station in Whitefish?

Whitefish has one train station:

  • 500 Depot St

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Saint Paul, MN to Whitefish, MT
Based on 2 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Empire Builder report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
October 16, 2019Visiting family
Loaded departure train on schedule. With some disability, l struggled with stairs. Was not offered lower floor seating. Surprised that freighters take precedence over passenger train. Many slowdowns and stops. Seats comfortable to sit, not so much to sleep. Food in dini...More
Offer someone disabled like me lower floor seating. Snack bar better on upper level? Warmer temp in cars!
Bring blanket, dress for cool in cars.
September 28, 2019Solo travel
Great staff and on time service.
There was chewing gum under the window carriage that ended up all over my cell phone.
Relax and enjoy.

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