As the home to the USA’s glorious Yellowstone National Park, Montana is a hot tourist destination for hikers and sightseers everywhere. Like other states which have a portion of the national park within their borders, Montana’s natural beauty is its biggest feature. For many visitors to Montana, the Glacier National Park is as big of a draw as Yellowstone. The national parks in Montana mean that there is a lot of space between destinations.
Because it can be hard to get around in Montana, be sure to use our resources here at Skyscanner to find the flight that takes you closest to your final destination. Montana has three major airports as well as several minor airports, but if you’re flying there to tour, you’ll probably end up at the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
The Bozeman Yellowstone airport is located 8 miles from the town of Bozeman and has one terminal, which maintains a bustling but not overcrowded level of activity. The Bozeman Yellowstone Airport is notable for its mountain-lodge aesthetic, chic fossil sculptures, and a distinctly welcoming atmosphere that’s tough to find in other airports.
Yellowstone itself is 140 miles from Bozeman, which means it’ll be nearly a three-hour drive with no traffic. Bozeman Yellowstone is the airport that’s closest to the national park, however.
The most common flights from the Bozeman Yellowstone airport are domestic destinations elsewhere in the Midwest, like Denver, Colorado.
Airlines that use Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport include:
- American Airlines
- United Airlines
- Delta Airlines
- Alaska Airlines
To leave Bozeman Yellowstone Airport, you’ll need to take a taxi, rent a car, or hop on the Karst Stage shuttle bus; tickets for the shuttle bus are available at a counter in the terminal.
Billings Logan International Airport
If you don’t fly into Bozeman Yellowstone during your visit to Montana, there’s a good chance that you’ll be landing at Billings Logan International Airport.
The Billings Logan International Airport is located around 240 miles from Yellowstone itself, which means you’ll be in for quite a long trip which you’ll only be able to make by rental car; estimates vary between three and a half to six hours to make the trip. There’s only one terminal at Billings Logan.
Most flights from Billings Logan Airport go to other destinations in the Midwest, including Minneapolis, Phoenix, and Portland, Oregon. The carriers that fly into Billings Logan include Alaska Airlines, Cape Air, Delta, United Airlines, and American Airlines.
Missoula International Airport
The third busiest airport in Montana is the Missoula International Airport. The Missoula International Airport has one terminal, which is served by the same collection of carriers as both Bozeman Yellowstone and Billings Logan airports.
Much like these two airports, Missoula International Airport’s most popular outbound destinations include Denver, Chicago, and Portland.
The distance between Missoula International Airport and Yellowstone is around 470 miles, which means that it’ll take between eight and ten hours to drive there. Much like with Billings Logan, the only ground transit option that you’ll have at Missoula Airport is to rent a car.