Bus Services

  • Benewah Area Transit  (208) 245-4576
  • CityLink  1-877-941-RIDE
  • OmniBus Shuttle  (208) 667-6664
  • Silver Express Bus  (855) 495-7325
  • White Tail Transportation  (208) 263-1018

Taxi Cabs/Airport Shuttle

  • Bonner Cab Co.  (208) 263-7626
  • CdA Cab  (208) 667-9000
  • Lakeside Taxi  (208) 704-0151
  • Payless Airport Shuttle  (208) 762-7433
  • Ride Away Right Away  (208) 777-1090
  • Safe Ride Taxi/Silver Valley  (208) 512-3265
  • Sandpoint Cab Company (208) 610-6211
  • SMS Community Shuttle (Sandpoint, Priest River) (877) 264-RIDE
  • Sunset Taxi  (208) 664-8000

Getting Here

The upper region of the state has easy access via Interstate 90, which runs from Lookout Pass on the Montana border to Spokane, Washington, on the west. The major north-south access is U.S. Highway 95, which stretches from Boise to the Canadian border. The Coeur d’Alene Airport in Hayden provides charter and private air service with the capacity to land 34-seat passenger planes. Spokane International Airport (GEG) is about 45 minutes west off I-90. There are vans, taxis, rental cars and shuttles available from both airports. Amtrak and Greyhound give passengers a scenic view while en route. Amtrak passes through North Idaho to Sandpoint on Lake Pend Oreille which is just 40 minutes from Coeur d’Alene or you may use the service to Spokane from Seattle and Minneapolis. Greyhound bus lines provide daily service to most North Idaho communities.

Day trips into Canada are popular. To enter Canada from Idaho, travelers go through customs at Kings Gate on U.S. Highway 95 across from Eastport or at Rykerts on State Highway 2 across from Porthill. Both are ports of entry into the province of British Columbia; Kings Gate is on the way to Cranbrook, and Rykerts is just before Creston. The Kings Gate customs office is open 24 hours a day year-round including holidays, while Rykerts is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Pacific Time

Passports are required for U.S. citizens entering Canada.

Beyond the lakes, mountain and rivers are the small towns and cities which are home to young families, retirees, professionals, farmers, ranchers and everything in between. The North Idaho lifestyle is as diverse as the communities which you’ll find profiled on this site.

Mileage from Coeur d’Alene to:

Baker via Hwy 28 327 Missoula 174
Banff, Alberta 318 Moses Lake 137
Bayview 20 Moscow 85
Billings, MT 522 Nelson, BC 183
Boise 398 Opportunity 28
Bonners Ferry 84 Pasco 171
Bozeman 389 Pocatello, ID 526
Burns 434 Portland (via Pasco) 396
Butte, MT 292 Pullman 95
Calgary 419 Reno 804
Colfax 93 Salt Lake City 689
Coulee Dam 118 Sandpoint 46
Colville 120 San Francisco 897
Cranbrook, BC 153 Seattle 305
Ellensburg 200 Spokane 33
Eugene 496 St. Maries 47
Grand Forks 1106 Sun Valley 481
Great Falls 343 Tri-Cities, WA 174
Helena 290 Twin Falls, ID 532
Idaho Falls 478 Vancouver, BC 467
Kellogg 37 Walla Walla 191
Klamath Falls 564 Wallace 61
La Grand 289 Wenatchee 202
Lewiston 119 Winnemucca 634
Lethbridge 369 Yakima 235