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Whitefish - Minot Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Whitefish to Minot. Traveling by train from Whitefish to Minot usually takes around 12 hours and 46 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance599 mi (963 km)
Fastest train12h 46m
Lowest price$86.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Builder
Train lines1

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

In the last month, $86.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Whitefish, MT to Minot, ND. 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 $21.00 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 Whitefish to Minot by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $86 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Whitefish to Minot in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $97 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

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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 Minot from Whitefish will be about $21.00 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Whitefish to Minot?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Builder212h 47m$90.95

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Whitefish and Minot is approximately 599 miles, or 963 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 46 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 Minot are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Whitefish at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00am. 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 Whitefish to Minot?

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 Minot 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 Minot 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 Minot?

Arrival stations

Minot has one train station.

Need a return trip from Minot to Whitefish?

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