Missoula's small airport, located just four miles from downtown, offers all the amenities of a larger airport but with more convenience, easier access, and a bit of charm.
- Missoula International Airport Code: MSO
- The airport is just four miles from the heart of the city.
- Take a taxi, shuttle, rental car or bus from the airport to downtown.
- Direct flights to Denver, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Minneapolis and Los Angeles.
Airport Code: MSO
Missoula International Airport is conveniently located just four miles from downtown Missoula. From downtown, take I-90 west to the Airway Boulevard exit (exit 99). Take a left at the stop sign and then a right on West Broadway. The airport will be on your left. Don't feel like taking the highway? Just take West Broadway all the way to the airport.
Missoula flights include the following airlines.
- Alaskan Airlines/Horizon Airlines: Providing direct flights from Seattle.
- Delta Airlines: Providing direct flights from Minneapolis and Salt Lake City.
- United Express (Skywest): Providing direct flights from Denver.
- Allegiant Airlines: Providing direct flights from Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.
The Missoula Airport is fairly small. Luckily, it does offer a small gift shop, High Country Gifts, which offers souvenirs from the area as well as huckleberry jam, Montana sapphires, and books by local authors.
The restaurant is basic and offers the usual with burgers, fries, sandwiches and salads. Once through security, you will find Liquid Planet refreshment cart, which offers coffee and some snacks. If you don't have time to sit down for a meal, you will find vending machines near the baggage claim area and in the corridor near the ticketing desk.
The airport also offers wireless internet throughout the terminal. In case you forget to bring cash, you can use the ATM that is found in the terminal. Public pay phones are also available.
Getting To/From Airport
Once you land in Missoula, you have plenty of transportation options. There are nine car rental agencies with help desks located directly across from the baggage claim area. You can make a reservation before arrival or try your luck renting a car on the spot.
Don't want to rent a car, make a reservation with the Airport Shuttler. The Shuttler operates between MSO and passenger requested locations. Note, you most likely won't be the only passenger, so drop off can take some time. Reservations are required for transportation.
Most hotels in Missoula offer shuttle service to and from the airport. But, make sure to double check with your hotel before relying on them for transportion.
Taxi service is also available. Use one of the transportation courtesy phones located within the terminal to call for a taxi or a shuttle. A taxi should cost around $20 for one passenger traveling from the airport to the downtown district. Prices vary according to number of passengers and drop-off location.
Don't forget about the bus, the Missoula Mountain Lion, which just expanded service to include a route to the airport. Route 11 will drop you off at the transport center, located in downtown Missoula. There are also early morning buses that go directly from the transport center to the airport. Check the schedule for details.