The transcendent nature of Yellowstone Country gives the feeling that you’re worlds away from home. But getting here is pretty simple. Leaving this place? That’s a different story. Hop a flight into Bozeman (which makes a pretty great base camp for Yellowstone exploration), head directly to the park via West Yellowstone, or fly into Billings. All three airports will get you exactly where you want to be: on the road to discovery. Or the trail, or the river, or…you get the point.
This gateway to Yellowstone Country (and totally thriving college town with plenty to see and do) provides nonstop service from many metropolitan hubs throughout the U.S. including Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, New York, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Seattle. BZN is Montana’s largest and busiest airport, but its western hospitality factor remains off the charts.
Year-round non-stop service: Seattle/Tacoma, WA (SEA)
Seasonal non-stop service: Portland, OR (PDX)
Year-round non-stop service: Las Vegas, NV (LAS), Phoenix/Mesa, AZ (AZA)
Seasonal non-stop service: Dallas/Ft Worth, TX (DFW)
Delta Air Lines
Year-round non-stop service: Minneapolis/St Paul, MN (MSP), Salt Lake City, UT (SLC), Seattle/Tacoma, WA (SEA) Seasonal non-stop service: New York LaGuardia, NY (LGA), Atlanta, GA (ATL), Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Seasonal non-stop service: Denver, CO (DEN)
Year-round non-stop service: Denver, CO (DEN)
Seasonal non-stop service: Chicago O’Hare, IL (ORD), Los Angeles, CA (LAX), San Francisco, CA (SFO), New York/Newark, NY (EWR), Houston, TX (HOU)
If you’re looking for quick access to Yellowstone National Park, there are daily commercial flights into WYS, which is conveniently located in West Yellowstone, immediately adjacent to the park. Keep in mind, WYS can be closed during the winter months (approximately October through May). In the summer, Delta Connection offers flights from Salt Lake City to West Yellowstone. And, true to form, there’s a campground at the airport.
Seasonal non-stop service: Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)
This gateway to big sky country is situated on the scenic Rimrocks overlooking the city. Service areas include the Western Dakotas, Eastern Montana and Northern Wyoming, with approximately 25 to 30 passenger flights per day. Bonus: you’re just an hour’s drive to Red Lodge and the Beartooth Highway, one of America’s most scenic drives. Road trip anyone?
Connecting through Salt Lake City, Utah
Connecting through Denver, Colorado