Kalispell travel guide

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You're Going to Love Kalispell

With a population of 19,927, Kalispell is a must-see destination in Montana, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Where to Eat in Kalispell

If you’re looking for affordable options, Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern - Kalispell (1840 Highway 93 South) and FreeStone (1840 U.s. 93 S) are great picks.

When to visit Kalispell

Kalispell in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kalispell in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Kalispell in July, when the average temperature is 64.4 °F, and the highest can go up to 80.6 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 15.8 °F, with an average temperature of 23 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 2.6″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Kalispell, with an average rainfall of 1″.

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How to Get to Kalispell


When flying to Kalispell, you’ll arrive at Kalispell Glacier Park (FCA), which is located 8 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Kalispell include United Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. The shortest domestic flight to Kalispell departs from Las Vegas and takes around 2h 30m.


Another option to get to Kalispell is to pick up a car rental from Spokane, which is about 149 miles from Kalispell. You’ll find branches of Budget and Turo, among others, in Spokane.

Airlines serving Kalispell

Good (683 reviews)
British Airways
Good (3,433 reviews)
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Air France
Good (835 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,267 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,200 reviews)
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Good (949 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (4,276 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (602 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (821 reviews)
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Copa Airlines
Good (685 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,451 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (512 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (215 reviews)
Allegiant Air
Good (412 reviews)
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Where to stay in Kalispell

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Kalispell Grand Hotel and Hampton Inn Kalispell.

Where to stay in popular areas of Kalispell

Most booked hotels in Kalispell

Outlook Inn Bed & Breakfast
Excellent (9.6, 60 reviews)
Glacier International Lodge
Excellent (9, 916 reviews)
My Place Hotel-Kalispell, Mt
Excellent (8.5, 867 reviews)
Super 8 by Wyndham Kalispell Glacier National Park
Good (7.7, 556 reviews)
Red Lion Hotel Kalispell
Good (7.2, 474 reviews)
Travelodge by Wyndham Kalispell
Okay (5.9, 445 reviews)

Renting a car in Kalispell

Renting a car in Kalispell costs $83 per day, on average. Budget, Dollar and Hertz are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Kalispell is the Budget branch at 4170 Us Highway 2 East, which is 8 miles from the city center.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 2% cheaper than airport locations in Kalispell.

Expect to pay $4.16 per gallon in Kalispell (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $49.97 and $66.62. The most frequently booked car type in Kalispell is Compact (Nissan Rogue or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Kia Forte or similar) are, on average, 60% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.