Welcome to Glacier Park International Airport
The getaway to northwest Montana
As the closest airport to Glacier National Park, Glacier Park International Airport services all of northwest Montana. Notably, this includes the Flathead Valley and the cities of Kalispell, Whitefish, Columbia Falls, Bigfork, Lakeside, Polson, and Libby. The airport is serviced by most major airlines and has daily flights from Seattle, Denver, via Alaska and United as well as many other flight options including Allegiant, American, Sun Country, and newly added Avelo Airlines . A brand new $100M expansion and ongoing renovations will connect the two levels of the airport, add more gates, and redesign the security checkpoint, resulting in a more efficient airport experience for travelers.
Passengers can fly from most US cities to Glacier Park International with just one layover with seasonal direct flights from a variety of major cities. Visitors can find lodging options just a short drive away from the airport while residents can take advantage of having an airport to easily connect them to all corners of the globe.
What to Love
- Close access to natural beauty and recreational offerings of the park
- Upscale dining at Whitefish Mountain Resort
- Vibrant communities immersed in natural beauty
From idyllic small towns to vibrant, bustling communities, the array of towns around the airport means that you can find one that suits your lifestyle. If you’re looking for a tranquil, tight-knit community, Lakeside might be the perfect option for you. Lakeside, located 30 minutes away from Glacier Park International Airport, is home to 2,500 residents and has become a popular tourist destination. The town has gained a reputation for its small-town charm, lakefront living, and close access to nature. Meanwhile, Kalispell is suitable for those who prefer to live in a larger town. This vibrant mountain town is home to just under 24,00 residents and is the closest town to the airport, located a short 10-minute drive away. Locals and visitors alike enjoy an upbeat ambiance with plenty to do.
Understandably, Glacier National Park tops the list of things to do around Glacier Park International Airport. Established in 1910, the park encompasses over 1,500 square miles and is adored for its varied outdoor activities and scenic landscape. It’s made up of turquoise lakes, glacier-carved peaks and valleys, and dense forests.
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