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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 in[edit]

By car[edit]

Malta is at the intersection of Highways 2 and 191.

By train[edit]

  • 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. Malta (Q14704719) on Wikidata Malta station on Wikipedia
  • 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 plane[edit]

The nearest commercial airports are in Billings and Great Falls.

Get around[edit]

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 next[edit]

Routes through Malta
SpokaneHavre  W Amtrak Empire Builder icon.png E  GlasgowMinot
ShelbyHavre  W US 2.svg E  GlasgowWilliston
Swift CurrentVal Marie ← becomes Saskatchewan Highway 4 (jct).svgAiga immigration.svg  N US 191.svg S  LewistownBig Timber

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