Coeur d’Alene is situated 180 miles west of Missoula, Montana, and 330 miles east of Seattle, Washington. The Canadian border is just 90 miles to the north.
Traveling by Air
Downtown Coeur d’Alene is located 40 minutes east of the Spokane International Airport, offering nonstop or one-stop access from most major US and Canadian cities. The Coeur d’Alene Air Terminal is available for corporate and private aircraft.
Airport limousine service is available from both the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene facilities with advance reservations.
Traveling by Car
Downtown Coeur d’Alene is easy to reach by automobile via Interstate 90 (Exit 11) or Highway 95 (Northwest Blvd). From the exit, follow the directions to Downtown Coeur d’Alene.
To get to North Idaho in general by car the major routes 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.
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.
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.