Glacier National Park Shuttle System Tickets

Glacier National Park

The Glacier National Park Visitor Transportation System (shuttle bus) is an optional service aimed at reducing congestion along the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Since 2007, the shuttle has been a wonderful alternative to explore the Going-to-the-Sun Road without a personal vehicle, providing visitors with transportation services to popular destinations without having to worry about traffic or parking. Restrictions are in place for personal vehicles over 21 feet long, 10 feet high and 8 feet wide (including mirrors) on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. For visitors wanting to access the higher elevations of the park that have arrived in oversized vehicles, you might want to consider purchasing a shuttle ticket.

During Glacier National Park’s bus season (July 1st - September 6th, 2021) a temporary timed Ticket-to-Ride system will be in place to maintain social distance per federal guidelines, reduce wait times, and manage congestion along the Going-to-the-Sun-Road (see FAQ). All passengers including children age 2 and older require a Ticket-to-Ride to board the shuttles. Children age two and under do not need a ticket, but must be held on an adult’s lap. You may reserve up to 10 tickets per day.
Due to reduced capacity on buses, certain stops will not be serviced in 2021. Visitors can reach the following areas using the shuttle: Apgar Visitor Center, Lake McDonald Lodge, Avalanche, Logan Pass, Sun Point, Rising Sun, Rising Sun Boat Dock, and the St. Mary Visitor Center. To get to Logan Pass, visitors must transfer at either Avalanche or Sun Point, since only smaller passenger vans can drive on the higher alpine sections of the GTSR. 

Tickets are non-transferable and photo ID may be requested to verify that the ticket purchaser is present. Tickets purchased outside of recreation.gov will not be honored. The Ticket-to-Ride is considered a valid Going-to-the-Sun Road service reservation for the day of your shuttle ticket, allowing you to enter through the St. Mary, West Glacier, or Camas Road entrances to access the appropriate Visitor Center. In addition to the Ticket-to-Ride, you must still pay an entrance fee, or present a valid park pass at a Glacier National Park entrance station. The park will honor annual and lifetime passes for entry including: Glacier National Park Annual Pass, Interagency Annual Pass, Interagency Senior Pass, Interagency Access Pass, Interagency Volunteer Pass, Interagency Military Pass, Interagency 4th Grade Pass. If you have one of these passes, you will not need to pay for a Glacier National Park pass, but you will need to have your pass available at the entrance station for verification.

The Glacier National Park Visitor Transportation System (shuttle bus) is an optional service aimed at reducing congestion along the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Since 2007, the shuttle has been a wonderful alternative to explore the Going-to-the-Sun Road without a personal vehicle, providing visitors with transportation services to popular destinations without having to worry about traffic or parking. Restrictions are in place for personal vehicles over 21 feet long, 10 feet high and 8 feet wide (including mirrors) on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. For visitors wanting to access the higher elevations of the park that have arrived in oversized vehicles, you might want to consider purchasing a shuttle ticket.

During Glacier National Park’s bus season (July 1st - September 6th, 2021) a temporary timed Ticket-to-Ride system will be in place to maintain social distance per federal guidelines, reduce wait times, and manage congestion along the Going-to-the-Sun-Road (see FAQ). All passengers including children age 2 and older require a Ticket-to-Ride to board the shuttles. Children age two and under do not need a ticket, but must be held on an adult’s lap. You may reserve up to 10 tickets per day.
Due to reduced capacity on buses, certain stops will not be serviced in 2021. Visitors can reach the following areas using the shuttle: Apgar Visitor Center, Lake McDonald Lodge, Avalanche, Logan Pass, Sun Point, Rising Sun, Rising Sun Boat Dock, and the St. Mary Visitor Center. To get to Logan Pass, visitors must transfer at either Avalanche or Sun Point, since only smaller passenger vans can drive on the higher alpine sections of the GTSR. 

Tickets are non-transferable and photo ID may be requested to verify that the ticket purchaser is present. Tickets purchased outside of recreation.gov will not be honored. The Ticket-to-Ride is considered a valid Going-to-the-Sun Road service reservation for the day of your shuttle ticket, allowing you to enter through the St. Mary, West Glacier, or Camas Road entrances to access the appropriate Visitor Center. In addition to the Ticket-to-Ride, you must still pay an entrance fee, or present a valid park pass at a Glacier National Park entrance station. The park will honor annual and lifetime passes for entry including: Glacier National Park Annual Pass, Interagency Annual Pass, Interagency Senior Pass, Interagency Access Pass, Interagency Volunteer Pass, Interagency Military Pass, Interagency 4th Grade Pass. If you have one of these passes, you will not need to pay for a Glacier National Park pass, but you will need to have your pass available at the entrance station for verification.

Need to Know

Booking Windows

Primary Booking Window: The first day you can reserve a Ticket-to-Ride is June 1st, at 8 a.m. MDT, for the entirety of the shuttle’s season. Example: On June 1st, tickets will be available for dates between July 1st – September 6th.

Secondary Booking Window: Tickets-to-Ride are also available two days in advance at 8 a.m. MDT on a rolling daily window. Example: On July 1, more tickets will be made available for July 3; on July 2 more tickets will be available for July 4.

Changes and Cancellations

Cancellation and Changes You may cancel your ticket up to 24 hours in advance. There are no refunds for the $1.00 reservation fee per ticket. If your plans change, please cancel your ticket so that others can book one instead. Changes cannot be made. You must cancel your reservation and create a new reservation; all fees apply.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

64 Grinnell Drive West Glacier MT 59936

Phone Number

406-888-5961

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