By plane, train or automobile… we’re easy to get to!
By car. Major routes to North Idaho are Interstate 90 for east-west travelers, and U.S. Highway 95 for north-south travel. Additionally, U.S. Highway 2 provides a very scenic east-west route in, particularly for travelers from Glacier National Park. From Canada, Canadian drivers cross in at Kingsgate/Eastport on Highway 95 or Porthill/Rykerts on Highway 21 onto Idaho Highway 1.
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By plane. Spokane International Airport 35 miles east is the major hub for commercial air travel, with service by Alaska, Frontier, Southwest, United, Delta and other major carriers. Most major rental car companies operate from this airport. For private or charter aircraft, many communities have excellent airport facilities, including Coeur d’Alene, Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry.
By train. Amtrak’s Empire Builder route arrives and departs daily at Sandpoint’s historic railroad depot – the only Amtrak stop in the state of Idaho. For those arriving by train, a number of car rental services are available in Sandpoint. For more information, call Amtrak toll-free at 1-800-872-7245, or go to the Amtrak website. To connect to Sandpoint rental companies, see the directory at SandpointOnline.com.
By bus. Bus service into northern Idaho is spotty at best, but once arrived there are a number of bus services within the region. The CityLink bus out of Coeur d’Alene provides rides to regional destinations around the city, to Post Falls and Hayden, as well as routes to the south; in Sandpoint the SPOT bus provides local rides as well.
From or to Canada. If you are planning to travel out of or into North Idaho from Canada, passports are now required. There are two ports of entry, at Porthill and Eastport. For up to date information to help your border crossing, go to the International Selkirk Loop for information.