Getting to Missoula

Though physically part of the Rocky Mountains region, culturally Missoula identifies closely with the Pacific Northwest.

You can order or download a free travel guide from Destination Missoula, the city's tourism bureau.
You can order or download a free travel guide from Destination Missoula, the city’s tourism bureau.

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.

Air Travel

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

Alaska Airlines 
Phone (800) 252-7522 |
Destinations: Portland (seasonal), Seattle
Allegiant Air
Phone (702) 505-8888 |
Destinations: Las Vegas, Los Angeles (seasonal), Phoenix-Mesa, Oakland(seasonal)
Delta Air Lines
Phone (800) 221-1212 |
Destinations: Atlanta (seasonal), Los Angeles (seasonal), Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Frontier Airlines 
Phone (800) 432-1359 |
Destinations: Denver
United Airlines
Phone (800) UNITED-1 |
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


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