Travel from ELK to SPL

cheapest quickest Eco-Friendly
Bus$207 | 1d 5h 52min Bus$207 | 1d 5h 52min Bus165 lb of CO2
  1. Train$355
    1d 20h 19min · 484 lb of CO2
  2. Bus$210
    1d 6h 16min · 168 lb of CO2
  3. Drive$150
    18h 51min · 214 lb of CO2

ELK to SPL Trains

train tickets from Elko to Staples

$355 · 1d 20h 19min
AmtrakAmtrak ELK train to SPL
Train Tickets
About $355
Travel Duration
1d 20h 19min
Elko - ELK
Amtrak from ELK to CHIAmtrak · 1d 9h 29minCalifornia Zephyr
Chicago - CHI
Amtrak from CHI to SPLAmtrak · 10h 49minEmpire Builder
Staples - SPL

ELK to SPL Buses

bus tickets from Elko to Staples

$210 · 1d 6h 16min
Various bus companies
About $210
Travel Duration
1d 6h 16min

bus tickets from Elko to Wadena

$207 · 1d 5h 52min
Various bus companies
About $207
Travel Duration
1d 5h 52min

bus tickets from Elko to Nisswa

$214 · 1d 6h 56min
Various bus companies
About $214
Travel Duration
1d 6h 56min

bus tickets from Elko to Pequot Lakes

$215 · 1d 6h 58min
Various bus companies
About $215
Travel Duration
1d 6h 58min

Drive from ELK to SPL

Driving from ELK to SPL

$150 · 18h 51min

It's 1112 miles between ELK to SPL. On a typical day, it might take between 18h 51min and 19h 47min from ELK to SPL under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 20h 44min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to SPL by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $149.

Our recommendation to SPL

Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from ELK to SPL?

For these medium length trips, it's important to book your tickets as soon as possible. While there are train, bus or by car transportation options available, the sooner to book the better. While prices for buses or trains might not fluctuate as much as flights, their availability certainly will. It's recommended to book these flights at least 2 weeks away, but even more if you are able.

ELK to SPL MN - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from ELK to SPL. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to SPL is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the ELK/SPL buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from ELK is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between ELK NV and SPL during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from ELK to SPL? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of SPL traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to SPL is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from ELK to SPL?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from ELK to SPL is by bus. The bus costs $207 roughly and will take 1 day 5 hours 52 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from ELK to SPL?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between ELK area and SPL, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 1 day 20 hours 19 minutes. We recommend catching the train at ELK Elko Amtrak, which is about 0 miles from ELK. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at CHI Chicago.

How long does it take from ELK to SPL by car?

The total distance between ELK and SPL is 1112 miles and will take you about 18 hours 51 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $150.

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