Transportation for the Glacier Park Area


Flathead-Glacier TransportationGlacier Transportation
Our area’s “taxi” service to bring you wherever you need to go. Most people rely on this as a way to get from the airport to West Glacier (not necessarily going all the way over to the east-side of the park – $$$). Reservations highly recommended. 800-829-7039

Glacier Taxi
A taxi service that serves the greater Flathead Valley.  Kalispell, Columbia Falls, Whitefish, West Glacier, and Bigfork.  Advanced reservations recommended.  406-250-3603

Glacier National Park Shuttle System
A free shuttle that runs along the Going-to-the-Sun road from the Apgar Visitor Center to the St. Mary Visitor Center. Open July to Labor Day. No reservations, first-come, first-serve.

Glacier Express Shuttle
The Glacier Express provides transportation from Whitefish to Glacier National Park and up to Whitefish Mountain Resort 4 times daily from July 1 through September 7th.   This service is new as of 2015, so check link for changes in service.

Car Rentals:

Dollar Rent-a-Car
Close to the airport (with free shuttle). They will deliver to West Glacier on request if it is a multi-day rental. 406-892-0009  Dollar coupon page

Glacier Helitours Car Rentals in West Glacier
Rent a car in West Glacier and tour around the park on your own. 800-879-9310

Budget Rent-a-Car
Rent a car from Whitefish or airport locations. 406-862-8170

Driving Tours:

Glacier National Park Lodges: Xanterra
Interpretive and Historic Red Bus tours in Glacier. Phone (855) SEE GLACIER, (855-733-4522).

Sun Tours
A Blackfeet perspective tour through Glacier National Park over Going-to-the-Sun Road. 1-(800)-786-9220

Other Modes of Transportation:

Bike Rentals in the North Fork
Bike Rentals for North Fork travel. 406.253.3374 (406.888.9853 after June 1st)

Tamarack Lodge Bike Rentals
Located in Coram, just 8 miles west of West Glacier, you can rent mountain bikes by the hour or the day.  A great way to see Glacier in the off season when the roads are closed to vehicles, but still open to hikers and cyclists.

*LOCAL TIP:  Public transportation in the Glacier area can be very difficult (especially on the east-side of Glacier Park).  There are definitely more options for visitors during the peak summer season (July 4th- Labor Day).  Car rentals or multi-day tours (where transportation is included) are highly recommended.