Malta is a town in Montana. It is part of what is called the HiLine - a term used for the northern part of the state. The population was 1,900 in 2019.


Get inEdit

By carEdit

Malta is at the intersection of Highways 2 and 191.

By trainEdit

  • 1 Malta Station, 51 S 1st St E. 12:55PM-3:25PM. Served by Amtrak's Empire Builder once daily in each direction. It has a waiting room, but no staff, ticketing machines, or luggage service available.    
  • 2 Travel Haven, 121 S 2nd St E (at 1st Ave), +1 406 654-1638. M-F 10AM-6PM, Sa Su flosed. Travel agency where Amtrak tickets can be purchased.

By planeEdit

The nearest commercial airports are in Billings and Great Falls.

Get aroundEdit

Map of Malta (Montana)

Malta is small enough to walk or bike. Generally people travel by car.



  • 1 Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge, 194 Bowdoin Auto Tour Rd (from U.S. Highway 2, watch for a brown and white Refuge directional sign just east of Malta on U.S. Highway 2. Turn right after this sign and follow the paved road (old U.S. Highway 2) 6 miles to the Refuge entrance), +1 406 654-2863, . Open sunrise to sunset. Migratory bird refuge. Hiking, bicycling, bird-watching, snow-shoeing, ice skating, cross-country skiing, and hunting (but not fishing) are all possible. Free.


There is an Albertsons grocery store on Hwy 191.


  • 1 Hitchin' Post, 745 N 1st St E (east of 7th Ave), +1 406 654-1882. 7AM-2PM. Diner.
  • 2 Stretch's Pizza, 140 S 1st St E (at 2nd Ave), +1 406 654-1229. 11AM-9PM. Pizza, burgers, salad bar. Has pool table and small video arcade inside.



  • 1 Maltana Motel, 138 S 1st Ave W (at 2nd St), +1 406 654-2610.
  • 2 Great Northern Hotel, 2 S 1st St E (at Central Ave), +1 406 654-2100. Includes restaurant.
  • 3 Trafton Park (from the only traffic signal in town, at the intersection of Central Ave and US Highway 2, go north), +1 406 654-1251. This city-owned park has a campground. There are bathrooms and potable water, but no hookups. No reservations. $5.


  • Philips County Library, 10 S 4th St E (at Central Ave), +1 406 654-2407. M-Th 10AM-noon, 1PM-6PM; F 10AM-noon, 1-5PM; Sa Su closed.

Go nextEdit

Routes through Malta
SpokaneHavre  W   E  GlasgowMinot
ShelbyHavre  W   E  GlasgowWilliston
Swift CurrentVal Marie ← becomes     N   S  LewistownBig Timber

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