Montana’s “Garden City,” Missoula, is a travel destination for outdoor enthusiasts wanting excitement or simply looking to unwind. Because of its mild winters—if you can actually say that about any place in Montana, Missoula offers days filled with rafting and hunting excursions as well as ample opportunity for peaceful hikes and quiet fly-fishing trips. On the flight into Missoula International Airport (MSO), you can scope out a few fishing holes as your plane flies above the former glacial lakebed.
Transportation From MSO
You’ll be able to cast your line into the Blackfoot River soon after you touch down and check into one of many hotels near MSO. Your Missoula vacation package could include transportation options that will take you from MSO to your adventure in Big Sky Country. While waiting for your luggage at the carousel, you can secure your car at one of the rental car courtesy counters right across from the baggage claim area in the main airport terminal. Your car will be parked just outside the east terminal exit.
If you need one, you can grab a taxi or a shuttle outside the baggage claim exit. A courtesy board is located nearby with contact information for these ground transportation services. Bus service linking Missoula and MSO is provided by Mountain Line. With frequent daily trips, the next bus should be by in a minute. For early morning outbound Missoula flights, there is an express bus that leaves Lewis & Clark Transfer Center daily at 5:30 a.m. You can find schedule information at their kiosk in the baggage claim area.
From Glaciers to Geysers
From the “Crown of the Continent” that is Glacier National Park to the geothermal geysers like Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park, MSO is your ticket to western Montana. With airfare below the national average, use Travelocity to find cheap flights to Missoula. That rainbow trout is taunting you.