Travel Info & Maps

Sandpoint is located in the northern tip of Idaho, at the crossroads of the major north-south route through Idaho, U.S. Highway 95, and the east-west route of U.S. Highway 2. It is 80 miles northeast of Spokane, and 352 miles east of Seattle. Boise, the state capital, is 439 miles south.

Getting to and Around Sandpoint

Arrive by Plane

Spokane International Airport. Located within 80 miles of Sandpoint in Spokane, Wash., this major airport provides access to flights on several airlines. Airlines serving Spokane International Airport include:

Rental cars
are available at the airport from most major agencies.

Sandpoint Airport. For private aircraft, the Sandpoint Airport provides excellent facilities, with a 5,500-foot paved runway rated up to 40,000 pounds gross weight single-wheel load. It’s located just two miles from downtown, with easy access via taxi or courtesy car. 

Amenities and services include pilot’s lounge, courtesy cars, fuel and tie downs. (208) 263-9102 or

Amtrak Sandpoint Idaho

Arrive by Train

Amtrak’s Empire Builder route arrives and departs on a daily basis at Sandpoint’s historic railroad depot on Railroad Avenue, just off of Bridge Street right downtown. The westbound train departs at 11:49 p.m., and the eastbound train departs at 1:40 a.m. Fun fact: Sandpoint is the only Amtrak stop in the entire state of Idaho! 

For more information or to book travel, call Amtrak toll-free at 1-800-872-7245, or check Amtrak’s website.

SPOT bus in Sandpoint Idaho

Get Around on the SPOT Bus

Ride the SPOT bus. The Selkirks-Pend Oreille Transit – aka SPOT – runs bus routes between Sandpoint and outlying communities of Dover, Ponderay and Kootenai. There are two routes with stops at a couple dozen locations on the half hour. There’s also a connector to Schweitzer, that can be caught from the resort’s bottom lot to get dropped off right in the Schweitzer village. 

See routes and a real-time live map that tracks buses as they circle their routes, at

Local Rental Car Services

Rental cars are available locally through these area businesses.

  • Hertz Rent a Car: (208) 263-9102, located at the Sandpoint Airport a mile north of downtown Sandpoint at 1100 Airport Way, off North Boyer Avenue.
  • Thrifty Car Rental: (208) 255-7909, located in the lobby of Anderson’s Autobody on Highway 200 two miles east of Sandpoint.

Taxi Services

Bonner Taxi provides tax service all around town, six days a week, Monday-Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. Rides may be provided on demand, or booked in advance; service to and from the Spokane Airport can also be booked. Call (208) 820-1862 or visit

Area Maps

Locator Map

Major routes to Sandpoint. 

Lake Map

Points of interest on Lake Pend Oreille.

Sandpoint Map

Downtown street and through routes. 

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