Hello all, I'm about to head over from Australia, planning a 'grand tour for one!' and just trying to figure out how to get from East Glacier to wherever the nearest Greyhound/Rimrock bus station is located, with a view to heading towards Yellowstone (stopping off in a few towns along the way). My plans so far are to arrive by Amtrak train into West Glacier on Aug 31st, spend that night at Village Lodge, next night at Lake Lodge, next night at Rising Sun (these were the only accommodations I could get in the park at the last minute) and next night (the 3rd) thinking of staying in East Glacier and doing a Red Bus tour that day to Waterton NP/Many Glacier, but I can't figure out how to get from East Glacier the following day (the 4th) to allow me to travel south through Montana by bus (eventually to Yellowstone).
The only option I can come up with after hours of internet searching is to take the Amtrak train on the night of Sept 3rd to Whitefish station, stay o/n in Whitefish and take the Rimrock bus from there the next day, but I imagine the train will run very late. Unable to travel back to West Glacier via free park shuttle on the 4th because it ceases operation on the 3rd. I thought of taking the Amtrak train to Shelby on the morning of the 4th, but the bus from Shelby to Great Falls only runs on Mondays and Thursdays! I guess I could cut my visit to Glacier NP short by one day but since I'm making such an effort to get there I don't really want to if I can help it.
Any advice about other means of travelling out of East Glacier on Sep 4th without a car, with a view to heading south through Montana would be greatly appreciated!