Getting Around

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Ride a shuttle and let someone else do the driving.

NPS/Jacob W. Frank

Status  /  Driving Times  /  Shuttles & Tours


Status Check

  • Many roads within Glacier National Park are seasonal. Check Road Status to see what's open.
  • Some roads outside the park are seasonal as well (parts of U.S. Hwy 89, for example). Check the Montana Department of Transportation map for road status.
  • There are no fueling stations within Glacier's boundaries.
  • Parking is an issue, particularly at Logan Pass Visitor Center. During summer, that parking lot often fills by late morning. Visitors are encouraged to travel early or use the free park shuttle to avoid congestion. And remember to have patience!

Border Crossings

  • Piegan/Carway Port of Entry is located on U.S. Hwy 89 north of Babb, MT and is open 7:00 am to 11:00 pm year round.
  • Chief Mountain Port of Entry is only open in summer and operating hours vary. See the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website for more details.
  • Roosville Port of Entry is located on U.S. Hwy 93 north of Eureka, MT and is open 24/7.
  • See the Trail Status page for Goat Haunt entry information.

Driving Times

Times within and around the park are estimates and will vary with construction and time of day.

St. Mary to Many Glacier Valley: 20 miles, 30-40 minutes
St. Mary to Two Medicine Valley: 34 miles, 1 hour
St. Mary to Waterton Lakes National Park: 50 miles, 1 hour plus customs

West Glacier to East Glacier: 56 miles, 1 hour
West Glacier to St. Mary (Going-to-the-Sun Road): 50 miles, 2 to 2 1/2 hours
West Glacier to St. Mary (US Hwy 2 to Hwy 89): 90 miles, 2 to 2 1/2 hours
West Glacier to Many Glacier: 70 miles, 2 1/2 to 3 hours
West Glacier to Polebridge: 28 miles, 1 hour


Shuttles & Tours

Glacier's Going-to-the-Sun Road Shuttle System
Read all about Glacier's Shuttle System that runs between Apgar and St. Mary Visitor Centers. It is free and ADA accessible.

Hiker's Shuttle
A seasonal hiker's shuttle is offered by Glacier National Park Lodges for a fee. It connects West Glacier, Apgar, Lake McDonald Lodge, St. Mary, and Many Glacier. Reservations required.

Glacier Park Express
The non-profit Glacier Park Express provides daily round-trip shuttle service between the city of Whitefish and the Apgar Visitor Center from July 1 through September 5, 2016.

Guided Bus Tours:

Bus with large windows and Sun Tours written on side
Sun Tours bus

NPS/David Restivo

The Blackfeet Perspective

Learn about the Blackfeet Indian culture while traveling in comfortable 25-seat passenger buses equipped with large windows and air conditioning, also accessible with ramps and lock downs. For information and reservations, please visit Sun Tours.

Red Bus with black top drives past waterfall
Red Bus

NPS/David Restivo

Take a Ride on a Red Bus

Glacier National Park Lodges (Xanterra) offers tours throughout the park. Sit back and enjoy the park’s spectacular scenery in a historic Red Bus. On clear days, the canvas roofs are rolled back and transformed into convertible buses.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936


(406) 888-7800
Phones are generally staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

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