From the west, the communities of Kalispell, Whitefish, and Columbia Falls, provide access to the Lake McDonald area, Park Headquarters, the Apgar Visitor Center and Going-to-the-Sun-Road. From Kalispell, take Highway 2 north to West Glacier (approximately 33 miles). From the east, all three east entrances can be reached by taking Highway 89 north from Great Falls to the town of Browning (approximately 125 miles) and then following signage to the respective entrance. The St. Mary Entrance is the east entry point of Going-to-the-Sun-Road and provides access to the St. Mary Visitor Center.
Several commercial service airports are located within driving distance of Glacier National Park. Glacier Park International Airport is located near Kalispell and is approximately 30 miles west of the West Entrance. Missoula International Airport is located approximately 150 south of the West Entrance. Great Falls International Airport is located between 130 miles to 165 miles east of East Glacier Park, St Mary, Two Medicine, and Many Glacier Entrances. Car rentals are available at airports. Shuttles are available at the Kalispell airport.
Amtrak's historic Empire Builder train line stops year-round at West Glacier (Belton), The Izaak Walton Inn at Essex, and seasonally at East Glacier. Glacier National Park Lodges provides a shuttle (for a fee) that transports West Glacier Amtrak passengers between the train depot and Apgar and the Lake McDonald Lodge. Reservations are required.