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Shelby-St Paul Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Shelby to St Paul. Traveling by train from Shelby to St Paul usually takes around 21 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Builder train can make the trip in 19 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance919 mi (1480 km)
Fastest train19h 10m
Lowest price$114.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Builder
Train lines2

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

In the last month, $135.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Shelby, MT to Saint Paul, MN. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $7.00 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 Shelby to St Paul by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $114 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Shelby to St Paul in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $165 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.

Which train should you take from Shelby to St Paul?

2 train services operate from Shelby, Montana to Saint Paul, Minnesota. 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
Amtrak11d 4h 27m$184.75
Amtrak Empire Builder219h 10m$135.07
  • 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 Shelby to Saint Paul every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $177.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Shelby to Saint Paul 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Shelby to St Paul?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Shelby to St Paul. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

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

The distance between Shelby and St Paul is approximately 919 miles, or 1480 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 21 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 19 hours and 10 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 Shelby to St Paul 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 Sunday 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 Shelby at 11:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. 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 Shelby to St Paul?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to St Paul. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from St Paul to Shelby.

City Information

St Paul

Saint Paul is the capital of Minnesota, and is one of the Twin Cities, along with its neighbor across the Mississippi River, Minneapolis. As the seat of Minnesota's government, Saint Paul offers historic and cultural attractions which represent both the state and the American Midwest as a whole.

For a comprehensive introduction to the region's history, start your trip at the Minnesota History Center, just down the street from the grounds of the State Capitol building. There are museums in Saint Paul for all types of interests, including the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Schubert Club Musical Instrument Museum. For an extra dash of Saint Paul history, take a stroll down Summit Avenue, a stylish street of drool-worthy Victorian houses and mansions, including the home of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

If you're brave enough to visit Saint Paul during the freezing winters, you'll be rewarded with the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, a yearly event where you can explore ice palaces, watch live ice sculpting, and compete in city-wide scavenger hunts. Saint Paul is also one of the country's best cities for craft beer, so save time to taste some local ales or even brew your own beer at Vine Park Brewing Co.

Saint Paul is a hub for travel in the Midwest thanks in part to Amtrak's Empire Builder train service which stops at Saint Paul Union Depot. Bus service from stations throughout town and nearby Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport make it easy to travel to and from this saintly city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Shelby?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Shelby.

Where is the train station in St Paul?

Arrival stations

St Paul receives travelers from Shelby at its two active train stations.

Train stations in St Paul:

  • Minn-St Paul Airport - 4300 Glumack Dr

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