Montana Transportation

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Montana Transportation

  • By car around the state

    If you look near the highways in Montana you will see crosses planted. Those represent people who have died in those spots. When it says to slow down going around a corner, they mean it. I was riding in Idaho and they had signs to slow down on the corners and they way they were rating them I was thinking "Really?" as I blew through the corners much...

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  • Let's Ride!

    There are some really great roads to go on motorcycle here. There are mountain roads, highways, and interstate. There are motorcycle shops all over the state. Have fun.Montana is going to start to even have specials for riders and attract hopefully more motorcycles in the area.

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  • Empire Builder

    There is one passenger train line that goes through Montana, the Empire Builder. It runs along what we call the Hi Line, which is across the east/west directions in the north.Most of the ride will be through small towns in the east and the prairie. The land rolls and goes on forever and seems to never end. The western side is mountainous and runs...

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  • By air

    The airports here are smaller. The planes in and out are typically not your big jets, but smaller ones. There are some airports that only have little puddle jumpers with as few as 6 passengers. The major airports in Montana are in Billings, Great Falls, and Bozeman. The major airlines in Montana are Delta, United, Northwest and Fronteer.

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  • Driving into the Big Sky

    Montana is a big state with lots of wide open spaces. Though Glacier National Park is one of the few US National Parks that can be reached and explored by mass transit, the rest of the state is still in the domain of the private vehicle. Chances are if you are in this part of the good old USA, you will be driving.Typical distances: Logan Pass in...

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  • Travelling from Calgary to Montana

    Hiring a car in Canada and dropping it off in the US can be a problem., If you want to hire in Canada drive round the US and retun the car to any other Canadian town its ok...but NOT droppnig it off in the US. The reasons I was given were varied and included Insurance, Terrorism and Tax (?). Eventually I spoke to someone at Hertz who managed to...

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  • Vrroom!

    Montana used to be famous as the one place in America without speed limits on its highways. Their highway code stated you need only drive in a ‘reasonable and prudent manner’ and if that meant doing 95mph on a flat and empty stretch of highway, then so be it. Apparently the state has reneged on this rule and signs advocating a speed limit of 75mph...

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  • rent a car

    you wont find much in the way of public transportation here. you can get to montana on a plane, bus, or train but then you are pretty much on your own.

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  • Super Bathroom!!!

    Okay, don't laugh, but I have a favorite gas station because of the bathroom!!! In Helena, just off the I-15, there is an Exxon gas station on the south side of the road that gives incredible full service; including vaccuuming, all window cleaning, fluid checks and tire pressure checks for a few more cents per gallon(I don't remember the exit...

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  • The I-15

    I drive the I-15 through the entire state at least 2-3 times/year, and it is one of my favorite drives. From the Idaho border to Great Falls, you go through different mountains passes, and prime ranching country, and its so beautiful to me. But it can be dangerous in the winter(well, any season pretty much, except maybe July/Aug). Freak snow storms...

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  • Here is a picture of the Old...

    Here is a picture of the Old Mining Museum located in Butte, MT...good place to go and very helpful and nice staff.A car is ABSOLUTELY necessary to visit this state...Montana being one of the largest US states, with one of the smallest population. You'll drive miles without seeing anyone.BE CAREFUL...Montana is the only state where there is NO...

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  • By car/auto via Interstate 90...

    By car/auto via Interstate 90 highway. By plane...fly directly into Missoula. We have an international airport.First choice...by car. In warm weather months...second choice by bicycle. Last choice, by bus.

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  • There are large airports in...

    There are large airports in Missoulla, Kalispell, Billings, and Great Falls. Hwy 90 runs across 3/4 of the lower portion of the state and Hwy 200 has some wonderful scenery if you prefer driving. Get a 4 wheel drive in winter as snowfall can be pretty heavy at times. Ask a Forest Service Ranger or one of the locals about road conditions in the back...

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  • On the Going to the Sun Road!

    Once on the road, I must warn you it can get very steep. It was raining the first day I was there and the road goes so high into the mountains, that I drove through clouds a couple of times. BE VERY CAREFUL. You must slow down to a crawl and follow the center yellow line as to not drive off the road. There are few guardrails.

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  • You can drive the...

    You can drive the Going-to-the-Sun-Highway but remember to take your time which means spend some nights at the National Park Lodges or one of the many campgrounds. Make reservations at least 3 months ahead. If you camp and have a large trailer or motorhome, there is a limit to the size that is allowed on this particular road. Small bus tours are...

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  • Plane fare is expensive. We...

    Plane fare is expensive. We flew into Spokane, Washington on an America West red-eye flight for $330. It was a hike to get to Glacier National park (the books say 4 1/2 hours, but it seemed to take more like 7 hours), so we stayed in Idaho on the way there. But if you really need to save money, it is an option.Also, I've heard the train is very...

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  • Flying to Montana is pricey. ...

    Flying to Montana is pricey. You can get better rates by flying into Salt Lake City and driving (6 hours). Best cities to fly into in Montana are Billings, Bozeman or Butte. Private car on the backroads is probably best. Four-wheel drive is not required, but can add some fun. You cannot be in Montana without a car. Some people enjoy motorcycles,...

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  • Glacier National Park uses...

    Glacier National Park uses buses that where built back in the 1930s and still in use today for transporting tourists through the park. This is a great way to see the park as the roads are very narrow and windy. This way you can relax and watch the beautiful scenary, instead of the road.

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  • FLYING IS THE QICKEST WAY...

    FLYING IS THE QICKEST WAY THERE BUT THE TRAIN TRAVELE IS THE MOST SCENIC WAY TO GO.... YOU NEED A CAR TO GET TO MOST PLACES.. THIS IS A VERY VERY LARGE PART OF THE COUNTRY AND EVEN DRIVEING IT'S TAKE A LONG TIME TO GET FROM POINT A TO POINT B.WE WANTED TO TAKE A DRIVE TO THE MOUNTAINS THAT WE COULD SEE FROM GREAT FALL , 5 HOURS LATER WE WERE STILL...

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  • If you can drive. The drive...

    If you can drive. The drive into Montana from any angle has got to be one of the most majestic I have ever seen! I don't recall seeing any buses in Helena, MT, the state capital. So you need to rent a car if you do not have one.The train is a waste of time becasue you see nothing. it gets you from point A to point B in an agonizingly slow way.

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  • The only way to get to James...

    The only way to get to James Kipp State Park, where we met Sid Napier of Starwest Outfitters, is by car. The most scenic way to explore Big Sky Country is by canoe, as Timothy demonstrates below with daughters Zoe and Hadley!

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  • Montana is not exactly a...

    Montana is not exactly a highly traveled area by plane, so expect high prices if flying. Most people simply drive to and through the state which is the best way. Be careful of the Fall and Winter months. Things can get a little nasty there. The picture is of the Pintlar Wilderness and another of my favorites.

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