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Getting to Whitefish, Montana

Getting to Whitefish, Montana

Getting to Whitefish, MT is a breeze with an international airport just 20 minutes away from downtown Whitefish! Or you can drive and take in all the beautiful scenery along the way! Make sure to plan your route to pass by Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi in the lower 48! We want to make sure you have all the info you need to get to Whitefish without any trouble so we’ve put together some handy information below. Safe travels friends!


What is the closest major airport to Whitefish Montana?

Glacier International Airport:

Glacier International Airport in Kalispell is the closest airport to Whitefish. Did you know that Whitefish happens to be one of the closest mountain towns near a major airport? It’s about 20 minutes from the airport to Whitefish and is easily accessible by rental car.

There are quite a few direct flights into Glacier International Airport including from Salt Lake City, Portland, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, New York City, and more.


Rental Cars: 

If you decide to rent a car, your drive will be pretty seamless. Glacier International Airport offers rental cars in-terminal including Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National/Alamo.

Driving Directions from Glacier Park International Airport

From the airport terminal follow signs to US-2 E, and make a left to get on US-2 E. Continue to drive for 4.5 miles. Make a left turn onto MT-40 W. Drive 4.5 miles. Turn right onto US-93 N. Continue for about two miles. Turn left onto US-93 N/E 2nd Street. Take a second right onto Baker Avenue. Continue straight onto Wisconsin Avenue. Drive for a little over a mile. Continue onto E Lakeshore Drive. Turn right onto Big Mountain Road. Your destination will be on your left.

If you need assistance planning your trip to Whitefish, MT contact us and we can help ensure it is a smooth experience.

Take the train!

Amtrak conveniently runs right through Whitefish! You can travel from both coasts to Whitefish for a unique experience! Check out their website for more information on planning your trip via train!

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