Glacier's Shuttle System
David Restivo, NPS
In July of 2007, Glacier's Going-to-the-Sun Road shuttle service began. Since then the shuttle have transported well over 150,000 visitors per season. The shuttle system was established to offer a travel option for visitors to avoid traffic and parking problems associated with rehabilitation of the Going-to-the-Sun Road.
The transit system provides two-way service along Going-to-the-Sun Road between the Apgar Visitor Center and St. Mary Visitor Center. On the west side from the Apgar Visitor Center to Logan Pass, buses run every 30 minutes and every 40 to 60 minutes on the east side. Due to the popularity of the system, shuttles fill up quickly. Seating capacitly is limited and you may need to wait for the next shuttle.
Once visitors reach their destinations, shuttle stops feature interpretive and educational information regarding the history and features of the park, Podcasting opportunities, and family-fun activities to help pass the time.
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Glacier National Park's shuttle service is a point-to-point transportation service only. Interpretive motorized tours on the Going-to-the-Sun Road are available with park concessioners, Sun Tours and Xanterra Parks and Resorts.