Missoula Montana Transportation & Travel

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With access to a major airport and nestled between two major highways, Missoula is one easy town to access and once you are here, you will have plenty of transportation options to choose from.


Located in western Montana and adjacent to the Rocky Mountains, Missoula is a must see destination in both the summer and winter. Luckily, getting to Missoula is no problem. Missoula's airport is a short four miles from downtown, two major highways make a road trip here very easy, and with lots of shuttle and rental car options, you are sure to find transportation that fits your needs and your style. Mssoula transportation couldn't be easier. Don't forget taxis are also available.


Located at the cross section of two major highways, Missoula is an easy place to find. You can approach the city from all directions but I-90, which runs east/west and Hwy 93, which runs north/ south are the easiest and fastest access highways. If you are interested in approaching Missoula via a scenic byway, Hwy 200 and Hwy 12 are both beautiful.


Missoula International Airport (MSO) is located just four miles from downtown Missoula. What this airport lacks in size it makes up for with convenience. The airport is serviced by Delta, United Express/ Skywest, Alaskan Airlines/ Horizon Airlines, and Allegiant. Direct flights to Denver, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Seattle are available.

Car Rentals

Sometimes having the freedom of mobility is what you need for a relaxing trip. If that sounds familiar, renting a car may be an option to consider. At the airport alone there are nine different rental car agencies available. These include both national dealers and local companies. Other offices can be found throughout Missoula.

Public Buses and Shuttles

Missoula has a great bus system. The Missoula Mountain Line offers twelve different routes that will take you to all corners of the city, including to and from the airport. Check their website for details on routes, times, and maps.

The Greyhound bus system also stops in Missoula and offers transportation to multiple locations. For specific destinations and times please check the Greyhound website.

There are a couple of shuttle companies in Missoula. For a simple pick up and drop off to the airport, the Airport Shuttler is a good choice as they drop you off at your specified location. Also, most hotels offer shuttle service too and from the airport. Just check with your hotel before relying on the shuttle for a ride.

In addition, there are other shuttle companies that cater to large groups. They offer different sized vehicles depending on your group size. Options include everything from small buses, large school buses to chartered motorcoaches. Perfect if you are traveling with a large group.


Need to get from here to there and don't feel like messing with the bus, call a taxi. Missoula offers two taxi companies, one that uses hybrid vehicles, with service throughout the city and its surrounding communities.

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Other Transportation Resources

Missoula Institute for Sustainable Transportation

The Missoula Institute for Sustainable Transportation offers information on alternative transportation methods as well as a free cycle program.