Traveling from Washington DC to Missoula
The Best DC Airports
Before you call airlines looking for flights from Washington, DC, you should check with Orbitz.com. The two major airports in DC are Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Alaska Airlines, US Airways, and Frontier Airlines handle domestic flights from Ronald Reagan, while Virgin America, ExpressJet Airlines, and Colgan Air operate out of Washington Dulles. Ronald Reagan is only three miles from the downtown area, and Washington Dulles is 26 miles from downtown.
Long-Term Parking Options
The five parking lots at Ronald Reagan offer daily and hourly parking rates, and the airport charges $20 per day for parking in the long-term lots. The economy lot only charges $12 per day, but this lot is open and uncovered. Washington Dulles has two long-term parking lots that charge $17 per day and one economy lot that charges $10 per day. For $30, you can use valet parking.
Public Transportation Choices
The Metrorail and Metrobus make at least one stop at each airport every day. The stops are clearly marked around the city, and you can find maps that help you find the correct line. Taxis are not as low cost as the public transportation options because the drivers charge a pickup fee, baggage fee, fee per mile, and a fee for any time that the driver must wait.
Places to Eat
Both airports offer a range of dining options. Washington Dulles is home to Dulles to Go, Five Guys, Subway, and Wendy's, while Ronald Reagan has Dunkin' Donuts, Euro Cafe, and Jerry's Subs & Pizza. Once you have something to eat, you can browse through the sales at some of the shops surrounding the restaurants. If you want to enjoy your vacation, use Orbitz.com to look for flights from Washington DC.
About Missoula International Airport
Many people visit Missoula each year to take advantage of the countless recreational opportunities in and near the city. Searching for flights to Missoula is a major part of the process of planning a trip to Missoula, and Orbitz.com is a great place to begin this search. Orbitz.com searches many different travel options and airlines at once, which leads to a variety of choices. The main airport in Missoula is Missoula International Airport (MSO), located about seven miles from downtown, at 5225 Highway 10 West. Four major airlines offer service to the airport, including Allegiant Air, Delta, Alaska Airlines, and United Airlines. Be sure to explore the collection of art by Harry Koyama installed at the airport, which depicts scenes of the region.
Transportation Options at Missoula International Airport
Upon arriving at the airport, you will have a number of options to begin your experience in Missoula. Taxis and shuttles directly serve the airport and may be a convenient option for your trip. Another option is riding a public bus operated by the Mountain Line transit agency. If you plan to explore the areas beyond downtown Missoula, consider renting a car. Orbitz.com can help you book a rental car before your trip, helping you save time once you are at the airport. Sport utility vehicles are a great option when visiting during the winter months.
Weather in Missoula
Be prepared for cold and snowy weather if you plan to visit Missoula in the winter months. Normal high temperatures in December, January, and February are between 30Â°F and 45Â°F. Snow can occur from October through May. Summer temperatures are usually mild, with highs in the 70s and 80s much of the time. Make sure to bring appropriate clothing based on the time you'll visit, including hats and gloves in the winter. Long pants would be advisable in the summer, as night temperatures can be quite cool, even in July.
Activities in Missoula
Missoula is a great place to enjoy outdoor activities. Blue Mountain offers opportunities to enjoy activities ranging from hiking to hunting. The Snowbowl Ski Area is a popular place to ski and snowboard and is only 20 minutes from downtown Missoula by car. Restaurants, shops, and cultural events are offered throughout the year, so there is no bad time to visit Missoula. Hotels near winter recreation venues may be expensive during peak season and cheaper at other times of the year, so take full advantage of Orbitz.com to plan your flights to Missoula, along with the other components of your trip.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Missoula - Edgewater100 Madison Street, Missoula 3.5 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Missoula, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Missoula Art Museum and University of Montana. Wilma Theatre and Dana Gallery are ...
Broadway Inn Conference Center1609 W Broadway St, Missoula 2.5 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Missoula, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from St. Patrick Hospital and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from University of Montana. Ogren Park at Allegiance ...
Wingate by Wyndham Missoula Airport5252 Airway Blvd, Missoula 2.5 out of 5.0
Situated in Missoula, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from HUB Family Entertainment Center and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Smokejumpers Center. Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ...
FairBridge Inn & Suites Missoula3803 Brooks Street, Missoula 2.0 out of 5.0
Situated in Missoula, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Southgate Mall and Larchmont Golf Course. Fort Missoula and Historical Museum are also within 2 mi ...
Holiday Inn Downtown - Missoula200 S Pattee St, Missoula 3.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Missoula, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Caras Park and University of Montana. Wilma Theatre and A Carousel for Missoula are also ...
Red Lion Inn & Suites Missoula700 W Broadway St, Missoula 2.5 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Missoula, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Children's Museum Missoula and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from University of Montana. Dana Gallery ...
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