GLACIER PARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT offers direct flights to 11 major U.S. hubs served by Delta/Sky West, United, Alaska Airlines/ Horizon Air and Allegiant.
Year-round: Seattle, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Las Vegas and Denver.
Seasonal: Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta.
AMTRAK’S Chicago to Seattle/Portland Empire Builder trans-American train makes stops twice daily in nearby Whitefish.
You’ll find plenty to do in Kalispell’s walkable historic downtown but to discover all that Kalispell and the Flathead Valley have to offer a rental car is recommended.
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DRIVING TO KALISPELL
Interstate 90 passes through the city of Missoula 115 miles south of Kalispell. From Missoula, U.S. 93 heads north to Kalispell paralleling the impressive Mission Mountain Range and beautiful shore of Flathead Lake.
Coming from the west on I-90, turn off at St. Regis, Montana. Follow Hwy. 135 through St. Regis to Hwy. 200. Turn left on Hwy. 200 towards Plains. At the entrance to Plains turn right on Hwy. 28, follow through Hot Springs continuing until you come upon a spectacular vista of Flathead Lake. At the intersection of Hwy. 28 and Hwy. 93, in Elmo, turn left. Hwy. 93 will lead you through the west shore towns of Dayton, Rollins, Lakeside, Somers then into Kalispell.
U.S. Hwy. 2 — known as the Hi-Line — is the main east-west route across Montana’s northern tier and passes through downtown Kalispell.
Entering from Alberta into the northwest corner of Montana you will cross at either Del Bonita, Carway or Coutts/Sweetgrass (open 24 hours) then head around the east border of Glacier National Park down to Kalispell. From British Columbia enter at Roosville, Hwy 93 S (open 24 hours). For up-to-date border crossing hours and services visit http://www.cbsa.gc.ca/do-rb/services/hwyb-autof-eng.html.