Directions to Carroll College

Getting to Helena

Glad you are planning to visit Carroll - we look forward to seeing you on campus! Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Helena can be reached by plane, train or automobile! View Larger Map of Helena


The Helena Regional Airport is about a 10 minute drive across town from campus. Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Alaska Airlines fly into Helena. Connecting flights from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City, Denver, and Seattle are most common for travelers flying in and out of Helena.

We are about a hour and a half drive from Missoula, Great Falls, Butte and Bozeman, which all also have airports. The airport codes for the airports in the area are:

  • Helena - HLN
  • Bozeman - BZN
  • Butte - BTM
  • Great Falls - GTF
  • Missoula - MSO


Travel to Helena by train is a bit trickier. Amtrak's 'Empire Builder' passenger service's nearest stops are 4 hours by car to either Shelby, MT or Havre, MT. This has been an option for current Carroll students in the past as they catch a ride to the station with friends from the area.


From any direction it is a scenic drive to Helena, Montana! Whether you are coming from the east, driving towards the Rocky Mountains, or coming over some mountain passes to get here - it is beautiful.

FromEstimated Drive Time
Missoula1.5 hours
Bozeman1.5 hours
West Yellowstone3 hours
Glacier National Park4 hours
Billings4 hours
Spokane, WA5 hours
Seattle, WA9 hours
Portland, OR11 hours