Getting Here

By Car, Plane or Train

Schweitzer is located 80 miles from Spokane, WA and 65 miles south of the Canadian border in beautiful Sandpoint, ID. 

10,000 Schweitzer Mountain Road
Sandpoint, ID 83864

Approximate Drive Time:

  • From Coeur d'Alene (45 minutes)
  • From Spokane (1.5 hours)
  • From Missoula (3.5 hours)
  • From Tri-Cities (3 .5 hours)
  • From Seattle (6 hours)
  • From Bozeman (6.5 hours)
  • From Portland (8 hours)
  • From Boise (9 hours)

It's an easy trip from Canada to Schweitzer and there are two border crossings to chose from: East Port and Porthill. Please check hours of operation to maximize your travel time and avoid delays! 

  • From Cranbrook (3 hours)
  • From Nelson (3 hours) 

Closest Airport - Spokane, WA

Flying into Spokane International Airport is convenient and quick. The airport is serviced by most major carriers, including United, Delta, Southwest, Alaska, and American Airlines.  Choose from one of the 21 direct flights arriving into Spokane including Boise, Denver, Seattle, Everett, Portland, Oakland, Salt Lake City, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Atlanta, Sacramento, San Jose, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Phoenix-Mesa, LAX, Orange County, Las Vegas, San Diego, and Chicago. 


Schweitzer recommends Alaska Airlines - offering non-stop flights into Spokane from Portland and Seattle and connections from over 90 destinations coast to coast, including Hawaii, Mexico and Canada. For additional information and flight reservations, visit or call Alaska Air at 1-800-547-9308. 

Ground Transportation from the Airport to Schweitzer

  • Omni Bus - 208.667.6664
  • Payless Airport Shuttle - 208.762.7433 or 888.870.7433
  • A Little Class Limousine Service - 509.535.5524
  • For more details, visit the Spokane International Airport

Car Rentals

Available at the Spokane International Airport - or call Dollar Rent-a-Car at 509.747.2191
Available in Sandpoint at Taylor-Parker Motors 208.263.2138

Amtrak to Sandpoint 

Sandpoint is home to the only Amtrak station in Idaho with service on the Empire Builder. 
From points east, connecting through Chicago and St. Paul/Minneapolis, the train arrives in Sandpoint at 12:55am
From points west through Seattle and Portland. the train arrives in Sandpoint at 2:32am