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In Southwest Idaho

Mountain Home AFB Getting To and Around in Southwest Idaho

 

Southwest Idaho links easily to the nearby states of Oregon, Utah and Nevada, and is easily accessible via several highways. Most people traveling in the Elmore County area choose to drive, enjoying the scenic vistas through the Danskin, Soldier and Trinity mountains.

For those flying, there is one major airport within 50 or so miles with numerous air carriers. Elmore County has public transportation, and the area is also served by a Greyhound station.

AIRPORTS

Boise Airport

3201 Airport Way
Boise, ID 83705
208-383-3110
www.iflyboise.com

Boise Airport is approximately 50 miles from Mountain Home Air Force Base and is Idaho’s largest commercial airport, serving more than 3.25 million travelers in 2016. Major carriers include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, Allegiant Airlines and United Airlines.

Ground transportation includes bus, taxi, shuttle and rental car service. Rental car agencies are on the first floor, and there are eight companies to choose from. There is limited shuttle service from the airport to Mountain Home AFB. Contact Mountain Home Shuttle Service at 208-580-1887 for transportation.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Amtrak Bus Station

1212 W. Bannock St.
Boise, ID 83702
800-872-7245
www.amtrak.com

Boise has not had passenger trains since 1997, but Amtrak offers connecting bus service in a building shared with the Greyhound bus station. For information on routes and fares, visit www.amtrak.com or call customer service at 800-872-7245.

Mountain Home Community Transit

1136 W. Finch Drive
Nampa, ID 83651
208-463-9111
www.treasurevalleytransit.com

Treasure Valley Transit operates Mountain Home Community Transit and provides service within the base and to the surrounding areas. The base route operates from 6 to 9 a.m. and 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The city route operates from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. The bus does not run on select holidays. For more information or to schedule a ride, call 208-463-9111.

Greyhound

www.greyhound.com

1212 W. Bannock St.
Boise, ID 83702
208-343-3681

Greyhound’s bus station in Boise includes a ticketing office and package express.

4000 N.W. Tennant Ave.
Mountain Home, ID 83647
800-231-2222

Greyhound provides bus service between several points in Idaho and across the United States. In Mountain Home, the bus line has a passenger stop. Call for hours of operation and ticketing schedules, or book online.

Driving and Commuting

Mountain Home Getting To and Around Driving and Commuting

 

Mountain Home AFB can be reached by Interstate 84 from the southeast and northwest. In addition to I-84, numerous state routes in Elmore County join it to neighboring counties, among them highways 51, 67 and 20, which converge in Mountain Home and link directly to southwestern Idaho. State Highway 67, a four-lane 10-mile-long road, provides access to Mountain Home Air Force Base.

Motorists can obtain free traffic information and reports from the Idaho Department of Transportation by calling 511 or going to http://511.idaho.gov.

Idaho Department of Motor Vehicles

3311 W. State St.
Boise, ID 83707
208-334-8000

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

150 S. Fourth St. E, Suite 2
Mountain Home, ID 83647
208-587-2126

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

The Idaho Department of Motor Vehicles issues driver’s licenses, identification cards, voter registration and vehicle registration and provides other driving-related services. Find many of the required forms and general information at www.itd.idaho.gov/dmv.

Driver’s Licenses

Military personnel and their spouses who are stationed in Idaho from elsewhere may continue to drive with a valid driver’s license from their home state, but in general, all Idaho residents who want to drive must apply for a driver’s license once residency is established.

The state spells out what is required for licensing and insurance under different scenarios in its Idaho Driver’s Manual, which can be dowloaded at http://itd.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/driver_manual.pdf.

Distracted Driving

Except for novice drivers, Idaho does not prohibit drivers from making calls on handheld wireless telephones while operating a motor vehicle, but does ban texting for all drivers regardless of age or vehicle type.

Vehicle Registration

Applications associated with driving and vehicle registration are available online at http://itd.idaho.gov/itddmv, including DMV forms, requests for driving records and more.

Idaho Department of Transportation

http://itd.idaho.gov

Visit the Idaho Department of Transportation website for interactive maps, information about road closures and travel advisories, and to view live traffic cameras.

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