Getting Here and Getting Around

Flying to Kalispell

KALISPELL's GLACIER PARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (FCA) offers direct flights to nation-wide major hubs served by Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, Sun Country and United.  The list of cities served by Glacier Park International Airport is growing! Check airport website for latest information. (List current as of August, 2022)

Year-round Direct Flights:

  • Denver
  • Las Vegas
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Phoenix/Mesa
  • Seattle
  • Salt Lake City

Seasonal Direct Flights:

  • Chicago
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth
  • Los Angeles
  • NYC - LaGuardia (LGA)
  • Oakland
  • Portland
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco

Kalispell's downtown and shopping districts are a short 10 minute ride from the airport.

Taking a train to Kalispell

AMTRAK'S Chicago to Seattle/Portland Empire Builder trans-American train makes stops in nearby Whitefish daily. View current schedule.

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.

From Canada 
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

Distance to Major Attractions

  • Glacier National Park - 32 miles
  • Flathead Lake - 10 miles
  • Calgary, Alberta - 423 km/263 miles
  • Spokane, Washington - 237 miles
  • Missoula, Montana - 117 miles
  • Yellowstone National Park - 371 miles

Getting Around

Rental Cars
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.  Rental cars are available at the airport and off-site locations. It's recommended to call the local rental car office directly for up-to-date availability. View list of rental car companies: Rental Cars and Other Transportation >

Several local auto dealers also have vehicles to rent and the Kalispell area also has Turo, Uber and Lyft.

Shuttle Services
Arrow Shuttle
Mountain Shuttle
Wild Horse Limousine
Montana Adventure Shuttle (based in Missoula)

Bus transportation within and between Kalispell and Whitefish is available on weekdays on board the Mountain Climber.

Day Trips & Itineraries

Fire Pits and Fire Places at Kalispell Hotels

Capturing the Spirit of Kalispell

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