Map and Drive Times

There are no speedy driving routes in and around Glacier National Park. Drive times found through online mapping services are based on best-case scenario, clear roads, moderate traffic and if you don’t stop along the way. Please check road status here and allow time for stopping, taking pictures, enjoying the view or other amazing distractions you might come across in Glacier National Park. The driving times listed below are based on our decades of experiences traveling through the park during the peak of summer traffic. Travel through the park will be faster early in the morning and late evenings; if you need to quickly get from one side of the park to the other during the day, it is recommended to take Highway 2. 

 

to West Glacier From:

Location Distance Estimated Time
Whitefish 27 miles 40 min
Kalispell 35 miles 45 min
East Glacier 60 miles 1.25 hours – HWY 2
Many Glacier 70 miles 2.5 hours – Going-to-the-Sun Road
Many Glacier 118 miles 2.75 hours – US 89 and HWY 2
Two Medicine 84 miles 2.75 hours – Going-to-the-Sun Road
Two Medicine 70 miles 1.75 hours – HWY 2
Rising Sun 44 miles 1.75 hours – Going-to-the-Sun Road
Rising Sun 108 miles 2.25 hours – US 89 and HWY 2
Lake McDonald Lodge 11 miles 25 minutes

to East Glacier From:

Location Distance Estimated Time
Whitefish 81 miles 1.75 hours
Kalispell 88 miles 1.75 hours
West Glacier 60 miles 1.25 hours – HWY 2
Many Glacier 65 miles 1.5 hours – US 89
Rising Sun 50 miles 1.25 hours – US 89
Two Medicine 12 miles 30 min
Lake McDonald Lodge 66 miles 1.5 hours – HWY 2

 

to Many Glacier* From:

*(11.4 miles off US-89)

Location Distance Estimated Time
Rising Sun 28 miles 1 hour
Two Medicine 54 miles 1.75 hours – US 89
East Glacier 65 miles 1.5 hours – US 89
West Glacier 70 miles 2.5 hours – Going-to-the-Sun Road
West Glacier 118 miles 2.75 hours – HWY 2 and US 89
Lake McDonald Lodge 60 miles 2 hours – Going to the Sun Road

to Two Medicine From:

Location Distance Estimated Time
Many Glacier 54 miles 1.75 hours – US 89
Rising Sun 40 miles 1.25 hours
East Glacier 12 miles 30 min
West Glacier 84 miles 2.75 hours – Going-to-the-Sun Road
West Glacier 70 miles 1.75 hours – HWY 2
Lake McDonald Lodge 77 miles 2 hours – HWY 2

to Rising Sun* From:

*6 miles off US-89

Location Distance Estimated Time
Many Glacier 28 miles 1 hour
Two Medicine 40 miles 1.25 hours
East Glacier 50 miles 1.25 hours – US 89
West Glacier 44 miles 1.75 hours – Going-to-the-Sun Road
West Glacier 108 miles 2.25 hours – HWY 2
Lake McDonald Lodge 33 miles 1 hour

to Lake McDonald Lodge From:

Location Distance Estimated Time
West Glacier 11 miles 25 min
Rising Sun 33 miles 1 hour
Many Glacier 60 miles 2 hours – Going to the Sun Road
Two Medicine 77 miles 2 hours – HWY 2

to Glacier National Park:

Missoula to West Glacier 138 miles  2.75 hours
Bozeman to East Glacier 282 miles 4.5 hours
Great Falls to East Glacier 141 miles 2.25 hours
Calgary to St. Mary 288 miles 3.25 hours
Spokane to West Glacier 274 miles 4.5 hours
Seattle to West Glacier 550 miles 8.5 hours

 

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