Missoula travel guide

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You're Going to Love Missoula

With a population of 66,788, Missoula is a must-see destination in Montana, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Missoula to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Missoula

If you’re looking for affordable options, Pearl Café (231 E. Front Street) and Caffe Dolce (500 Brooks Street) are great picks.

When to visit Missoula

Missoula in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 153
1 night at 3-star hotel
Missoula in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 153
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Missoula in July, when the average temperature is 20 °C, and the highest can go up to 30 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is December, when it can get as cold as -8 °C, with an average temperature of -4 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 53 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Missoula, with an average rainfall of 18 mm.

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How to Get to Missoula

Plane

When flying to Missoula, you’ll arrive at Missoula Johnson-Bell Field (MSO), which is located 6 miles from the city centre The shortest flight to Missoula from Canada departs from Vancouver and takes around 9h 38m.

Car

Another option to get to Missoula is to pick up a car rental from Bozeman, which is about 163 miles from Missoula. You’ll find branches of Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Turo, among others, in Bozeman.

Bus

Missoula’s bus station is located 1.3 miles from the downtown.

Plane

When flying to Missoula, you’ll arrive at Missoula Johnson-Bell Field (MSO), which is located 6 miles from the city centre The shortest flight to Missoula from Canada departs from Vancouver and takes around 9h 38m.

Car

Another option to get to Missoula is to pick up a car rental from Bozeman, which is about 163 miles from Missoula. You’ll find branches of Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Turo, among others, in Bozeman.

Bus

Missoula’s bus station is located 1.3 miles from the downtown.

Airlines serving Missoula

KLM
Good (846 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,574 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,607 reviews)
Air France
Good (979 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,953 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,441 reviews)
Finnair
Good (864 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,716 reviews)
Frontier
Okay (1,355 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (771 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (976 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (813 reviews)
Copa Airlines
Good (775 reviews)
Sun Country Air
Good (139 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,791 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (497 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (311 reviews)
Allegiant Air
Good (439 reviews)
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Where to stay in Missoula

Average rates range from around C$ 281 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 399 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include TownePlace Suites by Marriott Missoula and Comfort Inn University.

Where to stay in popular areas of Missoula

Most booked hotels in Missoula

Staybridge Suites Missoula
3 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 267+
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Missoula - Edgewater
4 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 332+
Comfort Inn University
2 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 209+
Econo Lodge Missoula
2 stars
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
C$ 167+
Red Lion Inn & Suites Missoula
2 stars
Okay (4.6, Okay reviews)
C$ 132+

Renting a car in Missoula

Thrifty, Dollar and Hertz are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Missoula is the Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch at 3309 W Broadway St, which is 3 miles from the downtown.

Expect to pay C$ 1.41 per litre in Missoula (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 16.87 and C$ 22.50. The most frequently booked car type in Missoula is Compact (Toyota RAV4 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Mazda Mazda5 or similar) are, on average, 68% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Thrifty, Dollar and Hertz are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Missoula is the Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch at 3309 W Broadway St, which is 3 miles from the downtown.

Expect to pay C$ 1.41 per litre in Missoula (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 16.87 and C$ 22.50. The most frequently booked car type in Missoula is Compact (Toyota RAV4 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Mazda Mazda5 or similar) are, on average, 68% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.