Services & Coverage

Mountain Climber provides general public and paratransit services within Flathead County.

All vehicles are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible and equipped with lifts.

Most fares are $1.00 each way. List of Fares & Passes

Kalispell Service provided Monday through Friday from 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Other routes vary in terms of days and hours of operation.

On-Demand Ride

  • Rides must be scheduled on weekdays between 7:15am - 6:00pm.
  • Riders 10-years-old and younger must be accompanied.
  • Pre-scheduled rides are accepted two or more business days in advance.
  • Rides are first come first serve based on availability.
  • Columbia Falls On-Demand - 9:00AM - 1:30PM (Tuesdays Only)
  • Whitefish On-Demand - 9:30AM - 4:00PM (Monday - Friday)
  • Whitefish Express Run leaves Kalispell at 9:00 A.M. arrives at Depot Transit Center in Whitefish at 9:30 A.M..
  • Leaves Whitefish Depot Transit Center at 4:00 P.M. arrives in Kalispell by 4:30 P.M.

Whitefish Seasonal Saturday Service

  • December 11, 2021 – April 9, 2022
  • 9:30 A.M. Leave Walmart Kalispell
  • 10:00 A.M. Arrive at Whitefish Depot stop
  • 10:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Whitefish On Demand rides booked on app
  • 4:30 P.M. Leave Whitefish Depot stop and head to Kalispell
  • 5:00 P.M. Arrive at Walmart Kalispell

Columbia Falls

  • Begins January 1, 2022
  • 9:00 Leave Smiths Kalispell
  • 9:30 Arrive Super 1 Columbia Falls
  • 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. On Demand Rides in Columbia Falls
  • 4:00 Leave Super 1 in Columbia Falls
  • 4:30 Arrive Smiths Kalispell

Whitefish City & Commuter

  • The Whitefish City Bus Route and Dial-A-Ride has been replaced with an On-Demand service available to anyone within the coverage area.

Columbia Falls

  • On-Demand service available to anyone within the coverage area. TUESDAYS ONLY.

SPARKS After-School Route to The Summit

  • Elementary school pick-ups during school year
  • Open to the public

During inclement weather, expect delays.

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Department Details:

Transportation Director: Elizabeth Wood


Monday - Friday

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Buses do not run on weekends or holidays except seasonal runs when offered.


In accordance with state and federal law, Mountain Climber does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or other protected class. Use the links below to access Title VI information and complaint form.