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Glacier National Park Shuttling

summer

Travel to one of the nation's most treasured vacation destinations!  

Click HERE for road closure updates. 

Missoula, Montana's

GLACIER DAY TRIP SHUTTLE

This shared shuttle experience offers time for a full day in the park!

The itinerary:  Shared shuttles or private groups travel from Missoula to the "west side" of the park, to Apgar Visitor Center or as far up Going-to-the Sun Road as Avalanche Creek.* Groups or individuals are then free to explore the park on their own.** The Shuttle remains in or near the park, 'on-call' for your group, and returns to Missoula per pre-determined schedule.  

Booking your seats (shared shuttling):  

  • Booked on a first-come, first-served basis; remaining seats offered to the public after the first booking. [Click here for Private shuttle/custom tours, overnights and east side Glacier Park trips; or if your group departs from another city.]

  • $150 deposit fee applies for bookings, applied at checkout.

  • Final booking fees determined by number of seats filled. Passengers will be notified 24 hours or more prior to departure.   See Policies for cancellations and refunds.

  •  INCLUDES park entry fee. 

*Park regulations limit The Shuttle's travel on Going To The Sun Road between Lake McDonald Lodge (west side) and Rising Sun CG/picnic area (east side).To visit points beyond Avalanche Creek, up to Logan Pass and down the "east side" to Rising Sun Campground/picnic area, visitors should plan to utilize the park's free shuttle system, or, book either the Red Bus Tours or Sun Tours (interpretive tours). **Red Bus Tours & Sun Tours must be reserved separately in advance.).  

Shared Shuttle - Schedule and Rates

Full day trip

Three (3) hours travel time (one way) + approximately 6 hours time in the park; shuttle remains on-site.

Pick up location in Missoula:  TBD/your location

Departure times*:  

  • 7:00 AM from Missoula; arrives at Apgar about 10:00AM;

  • 5:00 PM  from Apgar Village; arrives in by Missoula 8:00PM    

*times may be adjusted depending on availability

Shuttle trip cost: $596

Deposit: $150

Book online, or contact for availability

 

PRIVATE GLACIER DAY TRIP SHUTTLE

Reserve the whole shuttle for your group! Begin at the park's west side, with additional touring options and/or time allowed.* 

Groups or individuals are then free to explore the park on their own.** The Shuttle remains in or near the park, 'on-call' for your group, and returns to Missoula per pre-determined schedule.  Includes park entry fee (passengers must remain within park boundaries).

*Park regulations limit The Shuttle's travel on Going To The Sun Road between Lake McDonald Lodge (west side) and Rising Sun CG/picnic area (east side). To visit points beyond Avalanche Creek, up to Logan Pass and down the "east side" to Rising Sun Campground/picnic area, visitors should plan to utilize the park's free shuttle system, or, book either the Red Bus Tours or Sun Tours (interpretive tours).

**Red Bus Tours & Sun Tours must be reserved separately in advance.).  

Contact MTAS to visit park's east side, for overnights, multiple days in/around the park, and more...

Full Day PRIVATE SHUTTLE for 1-11 passengers

fee: $698.00

Deposit: $150

For, Custom trips / multi-day trips / questions:

Additional information / Links

Click HERE for road closure updates. 

** MTAS is not permitted to transport passengers on Going-to-the-Sun Road from Avalanche Creek on the west side to the Rising Sun Campground on the east side. Passengers must connect with one or more of the park's free shuttles/interpretive shuttle services (see below) to tour this portion of the park.

* DRIVE TIME (one way) Missoula to Apgar Village:  approx. 2h 30min ; Missoula to Lake McDonald Lodge: approx. 3 hours

* Glacier National Park home: https://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm

* GNP MAP: https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/maps.htm

* Glacier National Park shuttle system information:  https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/shuttles.htm

* Glacier Red Bus Tours: http://www.glaciernationalparklodges.com/red-bus-tours/west-side-tours/

* Backcountry camping: https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/backcountry.htm

See LINKS page for more Glacier travel guide information