Missoula travel guide

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You're Going to Love Missoula

With a population of 66,788, Missoula is a must-see destination in Montana, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Where to Eat in Missoula

If you’re looking for affordable options, Florabella (500 Brooks St) and Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern - Missoula (3720 North Reserve Street) are great picks.

When to visit Missoula

Missoula in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Missoula in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Missoula in July, when the average temperature is 20 °C, and the highest can go up to 30 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is December, when it can get as cold as -8 °C, with an average temperature of -4 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 53 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Missoula, with an average rainfall of 18 mm.

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How to Get to Missoula


When flying to Missoula, you’ll arrive at Missoula Johnson-Bell Field (MSO), which is located 9 km from the city centre.


Missoula’s bus station is located 2.2 km from the city centre.

Airlines serving Missoula

Good (511 reviews)
British Airways
Good (2,161 reviews)
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Air France
Good (642 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,649 reviews)
Good (1,196 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,709 reviews)
Good (866 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (3,472 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (450 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (660 reviews)
Good (805 reviews)
Copa Airlines
Good (631 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,022 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (426 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (173 reviews)
Allegiant Air
Good (359 reviews)
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Where to stay in Missoula

Average rates range from around $395 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $422 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include TownePlace Suites by Marriott Missoula and Comfort Inn University.

Where to stay in popular areas of Missoula

Most booked hotels in Missoula

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Missoula
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
Econo Lodge Missoula
Good (7.3, Good reviews)
Super 8 by Wyndham Missoula/Brooks Street
Good (6, Good reviews)
Fairbridge Inn & Suites Missoula
Okay (5.9, Okay reviews)
Red Lion Inn & Suites Missoula
Okay (4.6, Okay reviews)

Hiring a car in Missoula

Thrifty, Dollar and Hertz are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Missoula is the Hertz branch at 5225 Highway 10 West, which is 11 km from the city centre.

Expect to pay $1.67 per litre in Missoula (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $20.00 and $26.66. Compact (Toyota Prius c or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Missoula, while also 68% cheaper than other types, on average.