Though physically part of the Rocky Mountains region, culturally Missoula identifies closely with the Pacific Northwest.
Home to the University of Montana and often considered by residents as the most liberal city in Montana, it’s an interesting mix of ranchers, cowboys, hippies, yuppies, students, artists, athletes and recreationalists.
The easiest way to Missoula is by air. Major hubs that service Missoula’s International Airport (IATA: MSO) include Salt Lake City, Denver, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle.
Missoula International Airport has daily service to major hubs in the northwest and midwest. The airport site can give you a sense of carriers coming into Missoula and a schedule. The airport also has several rental car outlets and shuttles to hotels in the city.
Airlines Serving Missoula
Phone (800) 252-7522 | www.alaskaair.com
Destinations: Portland (seasonal), Seattle
Phone (702) 505-8888 | www.allegiant.com
Destinations: Las Vegas, Los Angeles (seasonal), Phoenix-Mesa, Oakland(seasonal)
||Delta Air Lines
Phone (800) 221-1212 | www.delta.com
Destinations: Atlanta (seasonal), Los Angeles (seasonal), Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Phone (800) 432-1359 | www.flyfrontier.com
Phone (800) UNITED-1 | www.united.com
Destinations: Denver, Chicago O’Hare (seasonal), San Francisco (seasonal)
Arriving by Car
Missoula can be reached by car via US Interstate 90, or US Highway 93, which runs north – south from the Idaho border at Lost Trail Pass all the way to Alberta, Canada. US Highway 12, which follows the Lewis and Clark trail on the west to and from Idaho, provides access to unspoiled wilderness areas and great scenery.
Seattle 480 miles
Spokane, Wa. 200 miles
Calgary 470 miles
Salt Lake City 525 miles
Portland, Ore. 540 miles