Nestled up where the Rocky Mountains meet the Canadian border, Glacier National Park attracts visitors from across the US and around the world. It may seem far, but it's actually quite easy to fly to here. Easier than ever, in fact!
Here's what you need to know if you're flying to Glacier.
The Main Hub: FCA Airport
Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) is the Gateway to Northwest Montana. Located in Kalispell, it's the closest airport to Glacier National Park and most tourist and lodging options are within a relatively short drive from the airport. The airport is located just 12 miles from the town of Whitefish and 30 miles from the West Entrance of Glacier National Park.
Photo: Glacier Park International Airport now serves all corners of the US.
Flying to Glacier directly
The Glacier Park airport has expanded rapidly over the past few years. There are more and more direct flights. The airport is serviced by most major airlines and has daily flights from Seattle, Denver and other airline hubs.
Delta flies from Salt Lake City and Minneapolis year-round while United has year-round flights from Denver and Alaska Airlines from Seattle. Allegiant Air has flights to/from Las Vegas and Phoenix through the year.
During the summertime, a number of airlines operate direct flights including Delta from Los Angeles and Atlanta, United from Chicago, American Airlines from Dallas, Los Angeles and Chicago and Alaska Airlines from Portland. The discount airline Allegiant Air also flies into FCA from Oakland and Los Angeles
Connecting to Glacier
Passengers can fly from most US cities to Glacier Park International with only one layover—and often with none at all! See the list above of cities serviced with direct flights, and make the connection.
Another option to the North
Some international travelers will fly into Calgary, Alberta and take the four-hour drive south to the northern regions of Glacier National Park, including St.Mary Village.
Photo: Hop on the plane to Glacier and you'll be on the trails in no time!
Once you land
When you touch down in Montana, your mind just seems to relax immediately. Car rental, shuttles and taxis are all available from Glacier Park International Airport. Many properties, including Grouse Mountain Lodge, can arrange airport shuttles.
Once you're here, getting around Glacier National Park is a breeze.