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The Missoula public transportation system is just one of the many transportation options available to Missoulians. The Mountain Line Bus System runs from downtown throughout the city.


Regardless of how you need to travel, there’s an array of options for heading to, from, and around Missoula and western Montana.

Environmental conscientiousness plays a large role in public and personal transportation, a fact made evident by the crowded bicycle racks and sidewalks around town. Missoula is a city friendly to bikes and pedestrians.

Missoula also has efficient public transportation. The Missoula Mountain Line bus system provides transportation from downtown Missoula throughout the city at regular intervals seven days a week.

For those traveling to and from Missoula by air, the Missoula International Airport offers non-stop flights from ten major markets and hosts the operations of four airlines:  Alaska/Horizon, Allegiant, Delta and United. You can also hire the service of an airport transportation company that will pick you up and drive you to your destination for your convenience.

If you’re visiting Missoula, check out Destination Missoula for more information about transportation.

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Missoula’s Annual Chip Seal Program Begins

City of Missoula Street Division crews begin applying oil and chips to ... more

Sunday Streets Missoula, Higgins Edition, June 1, 2014

Get Moving and Get connected while celebrating sustainable transportati... more

Recreation Program Cancellations and Currents Aquatics Center Closure

Due to severe weather conditions, Parks and Recreation and Currents Aqu... more

Bike Walk Bus Week in Missoula Sept 8-14

F.Y.I. - The 22nd annual celebration of active, sustainable, healthy transportation, Bike Walk Bus Week, launches on Sunday and runs through Saturday, Sept. 8-14.... more

Press Release: Highlights from New Belgium Brewing’s Missoula Clips of Faith

New Belgium Brewing’s Missoula Clips of Faith stop raised more than $4,600 for Bike/Walk Alliance for Missoula. Check out the photos and highlights from the event.... more

Video: Nonprofits, University Offer Options to Reduce Drunk Driving

By GRADY HIGGINS and MATT HUDSON - Volunteers and student-supported services are working to reduce drunk driving and make the late-night streets of Missoula safer.... more

Snowstorm Message from Mayor Engen

NEWS RELEASE - In light of this week's snowstorm, Mayor John Engen released this statement this morning. It includes information about snow plowing, road closures, and more.... more

A Salute to Missoula’s Bike-Friendly Events of 2011

By BEN WEISS - There is no doubt that Missoulians like riding bikes. In fact, we consistently rate among the top 10 cities in the country for percentage of people using bicycles for transportation.... more

Mountain Line Plans for the Future of Missoula’s Bus System

The Missoula Urban Transportation District, operators of the popular Mountain Line bus system, want the community’s input on both short and long term improvements needed for its public transportation system.... more

“Sharrow” the Road – Missoula’s New Biking Road Symbols

By BEN WEISS. If you have been out and about around town lately, you have no doubt noticed a new symbol in the road. It is a bicycle with two chevrons above it, and it is called a “sharrow”. Derived from t... more

Bike Me Out to the Ballpark

By RYAN NEWHOUSE:This week marks the opening of the Missoula Osprey baseball season, and I’m here to tell you how to get some crazy good deals on seats. All it takes is a riding your bike and joining the Miss... more

The Season for Single-Track Minds

By RYAN NEWHOUSE: Missoula--are you ready for some mountain biking? As our very wet spring starts to give way to sunny, summery skies it can only mean that those beautifully-carved single-track trails in the h... more

Sunday Streets Missoula

By RYAN NEWHOUSE: Back for its second year, Sunday Streets Missoula will kindly take over N. Higgins Avenue this Sunday (June 5) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and open it to people-powered activities. Launched last S... more

Missoula Businesses Show Record Support for Sustainable Transportation

By RYAN NEWHOUSE: Each spring during Bike Walk Bus Week, organizers from Missoula In Motion host a friendly competition between Missoula businesses called the commuter challenge.... more

May is National Bike Month

By RYAN NEWHOUSE. Missoula kicked off May with an exciting Bike Walk Bus Week, but many are keeping their wheels turning in honor of National Bike Month. And with all the recent sunny weather we’ve been havin... more

A Week of Biking, Walking and Buses…Oh My

By RYAN NEWHOUSE. For the last 20 years Missoula has celebrated Bike Walk Bus Week as a harbinger of spring and an opportunity to celebrate local businesses that encourage sustainable transportation. This year,... more

Tactical Urbanism

By RYAN NEWHOUSE. First, let me be clear. I am in no way condoning mischief. I just want to share information about a movement in American small towns called “Tactical Urbanism.”... more

A Railroad Ran Through It

By RYAN NEWHOUSE. Every time I see a train I am reminded of my bike. Does that happen for anyone else? For those in Missoula who regularly use the Kim Williams Nature Trail, Riverfront Trail or Bitterroot Branc... more

Going the Distance

By RYAN NEWHOUSE. Have you ever wanted to challenge yourself on a bike? I’m not talking about skid-stopping on a “fixie,” although that is one of my lifelong goals, and I’m not talking about riding in ... more

Spring Has Sprung, Now Clean Up That Bike

By RYAN NEWHOUSE. We’ve officially survived a long, wet winter. Congratulations! And though we in Montana know that the weather can turn on a dime and there are no guarantees the sun will shine (this month),... more

City of Missoula Needs Help to Smooth Things Over

By RYAN NEWHOUSE. Missoula has experienced above-average levels of moisture this year, and for some in the city that makes things expensive. The Missoula Public Works Department is tasked with filling potholes... more

The Year in the Rear-View Mirror

By RYAN NEWHOUSE. From new trails and an additional roundabout to the launch of a new streets festival and record ridership, Missoula saw lots of bikes, lots of bus riders and lots of footpaths in 2010. Here’... more

Let’s Get Around . . . with Missoula Maps

By RYAN NEWHOUSE. I love maps. It doesn’t matter if it’s a world map, neighborhood map or a fake treasure map.... more

Missoula Needs Snow Angels

By RYAN NEWHOUSE. As snow has finally blanketed the streets, trails and sidewalks of Missoula, the City and the Bicycle-Pedestrian Program Manager are asking everyone to do their part to keep the sidewalks in ... more

The Need for Tweed

11/09 Blog by Ryan Newhouse. Last Sunday, about 50+ riders donned their dandiest tweed-inspired garb and rode their bikes through the gray, wet streets of Missoula for the first annual Missoula Tweed Ride. The ... more

Missoula Gets Some Streetscape Love

10/26 Blog by Ryan Newhouse. On October 15, 2010 a ribbon was cut to celebrate the completion of the North Higgins Streetscape project. From Broadway north to Circle Square, the city’s street is now more frie... more

Commercial Airlines

Missoula’s continuous growth during recent years has lead to increased demand for air service in and out of town. The Missoula International Airport has made great strides to increase capacity by offering inc... more

Vehicle Registration

First-Time Registration The Montana Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) requires you to register a vehicle in your name if you have recently: Purchased a new or used vehicle Moved to the state ... more

Cycling City

If you spend any time in Missoula, you'll notice lots of bikes on road. Cycling is a way of life for many residents of the city. Missoula’s biking heritage can be traced back to 1976 when a group of 4 Ohio... more

Missoula in Motion

Missoulians embrace green living and you'll find sustainable transportation options readily available in the city. Missoula in Motion aims to promote the city’s popular sustainable transportation system and i... more