Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

Glacier Shuttle

Started in July 2007, park visitors are able to access many destinations along the Going-to-the-Sun Road while enjoying the spectacular scenery by riding on one of the Glacier's environmentally-friendly passenger shuttle buses. The shuttle system offers visitors a travel option to avoid traffic and parking problems associated with rehabilitation of the Going-to-the-Sun Road, as well as offer an alternative to driving. Shuttle buses are wheelchair friendly and meet audiovisual accessibility requirements. The larger buses are equipped with bicycle racks. Space for baggage is limited. There is no additional charge to ride the optional shuttle, tickets are not required, and transit stops will be clearly marked along the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

The transit system offers two-way service along Going-to-the-Sun Road between the Apgar Transit Center (ATC) and St. Mary Visitor Center. Buses run every 15 or 30 minutes dependent on location and time of day between approximately 7:15 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. from July 1 through Labor Day. A wealth of information is available at the ATC and St Mary Visitor Center to help visitors get a better understanding of the full range of park options.

Visitors are encouraged to use the shuttle bus to explore the park, getting on and off at any of the system's 16 stops, marked by large, double-sided signs. Each sign will highlight area features and activities. Current bus schedules will be posted at each shuttle stop, at each informational kiosk, available at visitor centers, and viewable on-line at the park's Web site. 

The free shuttle service is not intended to replace the popular Sun Road guided interpretive tours offered by Glacier Park Inc. (406) 892-2525 or Sun Tours (800) 786-9220 or (406) 226-9220. Please call the respective concessioners for details about these tour services. 


Rules for Riding the Shuttle

• No smoking.

• No pets.

• Remain seated; no standing.

• Place backpacks on laps instead of using two seats.

• Let passengers on the shuttle get off the shuttle first, then board yourself.

• Secure bear spray to prevent accidental discharge.