Transportation information for Glacier NP is provided below. Travel information includes driving directions, maps, airport information and more.
One of the most unique ways to take in the amazing scenery offered by a ride through Glacier National Park is to ditch the car and ride in one of Glacier's vintage Red Busses. Originally built in the 1930's, the busses with their 'roll-back' canvas tops have become an icon of Glacier National Park. In the late 1990's Ford recalled the busses, overhauled and restored them to their prior splendor, and converted them to natural gas power.
Bus Tours are a great way for visitors to take in the scenery and avoid the 'white knuckle' driving that the winding Going to the Sun Road can easily inspire; it is also the only way for visitors who arrive in a vehicle longer than 21 feet to access interior portions of the Going to the Sun Road as it crosses the Continental Divide.
The following companies provide shuttles or taxi service from Kalispell to Glacier Park:
- Glacier Park Inc. (GPI) - 406-226-9311 - Provides transportation to the Park from Kalispell and Great Falls via private cars for individuals and buses for groups.
- Flathead Glacier Transportation - 1-800-829-7039
- Kalispell Taxi and Airport Shuttle - 406-752-2842
Glacier Park International Airport, near Kalispell and about 30 miles from the park's west entrance, serves Northwest Montana's air transportation needs. Several regional air carriers provide connections to destinations around the western United States, including major hubs for world travel.
Map + Directions
Glacier National Park is located in northwestern Montana adjacent to the Canadian border. US 93 provides acess to the west side of the park, and US 2 and 89 to the east side. Great Falls is about 130 miles away from the east entrances, while Kalispell is 33 miles from the west entrance and Missoula is 160 miles from it.
The only paved road within the park is the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road, which gains several thousand feet in elevation as it crests the Continental Divide. The 53-mile road is closed from mid-fall to late spring.