Map

Cheap flights to Montana

Montana is a state in northern/northwestern United States, located in the Big Mountain region. Its unofficial nicknames include "Big Sky Country" and "The Treasure State", and slogans like "Land of the Shining Mountains" and more recently "The Last Best Place." The western third of the state is comprised of several mountain ranges, while smaller island ranges are found all throughout. A total of 77 ranges are part of the Rocky Mountains. 

The state capital is Helena and its largest city is Billings, followed by Missoula. Montana’s economy is primarily based on agriculture, which includes ranching and cereal grain farming. Other notable economic activities include oil, gas, coal and hard rock mining, lumber, and the rapidly developing tourism.

 

What to see & do

There are numerous sites that you can visit within Montana, not to mention, plenty of outdoor activities that you can enjoy in this beautiful state. Some of the places that you can visit are the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, the Miracle of America Museum, Smokejumper Visitor Center, Jackson Glacier Overlook, Missoula Art Museum, Cathedral of St Helena, Museum of the Rockies, State Capitol, Bigfork, and Holter Museum of Art. Go on a watersport adventure: whitewater rafting, boating, floating, and fly fishing; mountain pursuits, such as hiking/backpacking, mountain biking, climbing, horseback riding, and wagon train adventures; skiing and snowboarding on winter; and skateboarding.

 

How to get around within Montana

Being a large state, it takes approximately 12 hours, around 700 miles, to reach the western border town of Mullan, Idaho from the far eastern town of Wibaux via the interstate. Most of the locals use their car to get around. It is mostly preferred, having destinations spread wide within a city, with ample

and inexpensive parking available, and plenty of rental car services available statewide. However, there are other ways to navigate around Montana. The quickest way to reach long-distance areas is by plane. There are daily regional flights to different locations throughout the state via Great Lakes Airlines. Major hubs such as Seattle, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Denver offer services to the state’s airports at Billings, Belgrade (Bozeman), Butte, Helena, Great Falls, Missoula, and Kalispell. One can also explore Montana by getting on a train, via Amtrak’s Empire Builder, which serves Northern Montana. Bus companies like Greyhound Bus lines, Powder River Trailways, Rimrock Trailways, and Airport Shuttle Express of Calgary Canada serve Montana. 

 

How to get there

Montana is easily accessible by air. Its busiest airport is Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, which is served by Horizon Air-operated Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, and United Express, that has scheduled and seasonal flights to domestic destinations such as Seattle/Tacoma, Portland, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Denver, Chicago, Newark, Houston, and San Francisco. Other entry points by air include Billings Logan International Airport, Missoula International Airport, Great Falls International Airport, Glacier Park International Airport, Helena Regional Airport, Bert Mooney Airport, and Yellowstone Airport. There are airports designated for commercial service under the Essential Air Service program for eight smaller communities. Ground transport, on the other hand, is the more common way to reach Montana, via the main lines of three east-west transcontinental routes: the Milwaukee Road, the Great Northern, and the Northern Pacific. U.S. Route 10 was the primary east-west highway route across Montana, which links the major cities in the southern half of the state. Interstate 15 is the sole north-south Interstate Highway, while other major north-south highways include U.S. Routes 87, 89, 93, and 191. A popular and fun way to get in is by Amtrak's legendary Empire Builder, which has 12 stops in Montana and takes passengers to Seattle and Portland in Oregon, as well as east to Chicago from Montana's Hi-Line and Glacier National Park.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 15 days.