If you are planning your trip to Grand Teton National Park, unless you are going there on a road trip or taking a bus, you’ll need to know what airport is near Grand Teton National Park so you know where to fly into. 

In this guide we’ll look at the different airports available, how far away they are, and the pros and cons of flying into each one, so you can make an informed decision.  

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This post focuses on how to fly to Grand Teton National Park.  For more detailed information on getting there and around, read my guide on Getting to Grand Teton National Park

*** NOTE: Jackson Hole Airport will be closed from April 11, 2022 to June 28, 2022 for a runway reconstruction project.  Check the other airports listed here for alternate options*** 

Planning Your Tetons Trip 

Before we go into all the details of all the Grand Teton airports and tips for flying to Grand Teton National Park, here’s a quick step-by-step planner

  1. First up, you’ll need to decide when to go.  Read my Guide to the Best Time to Visit Grand Teton National Park, which has a detailed season-by-season breakdown, to help you decide. 
  2. You’ll also need to decide how long to go for.  Read my guide How Many Days Do You Need in Grand Teton National Park? for help. 
  3. Then, you’ll need to choose where to stay. If you’re going to be camping, use my Tent Camping Checklist so you don’t forget anything.  Or check out a shortlist of vacation rentals near Grand Teton (Jackson and Teton Village). 
  4. Now that you have decided where to stay, the next step is to decide the best way to get to Grand Teton.  If you’re taking a road trip, you’ll need to rent a car and plan out your route. Book a car through Discover Cars – you enter your destination and they scan all of the available cars in all the agencies to find the best price for the type of car you want.   You can also read my Guide to Finding the Cheapest Rental Car for handy tips.  Check my Road Trip Packing List to make sure you have everything you need for your trip.      
  5. If you’re going to fly (which presumably you are since you’re reading this), read on to determine the best airport to fly into for Grand Teton for your trip.  That’s what this guide is to help you do! 
  6. Then you’ll need to book a flight. I recommend using Skyscanner to search through all available flights to find the cheapest. 
  7. Finally, you will need to decide your itinerary.  If you’re a planner, then I can make this easy for you.  Pick up one of my very detailed, hour-by-hour, day-by-day itineraries for Grand Teton here (you can get them for 1, 2, or 3 or days).  
    For other information about Grand Teton National Park, check out my Grand Teton Guides
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How to Decide What’s The Best Grand Teton National Park Airport 

Where to fly into for Grand Teton will depend on the specifics of your trip.  Some things to consider are: 

  • Where else are you planning to go on your trip?
    Are you also visiting Yellowstone National ParkGlacier National ParkRocky Mountain National Park?  Some airports are more convenient to those other parks or provide easy access to them. 
  • When are you going?
    For some airports, the shortest route to Grand Teton is through Yellowstone National Park on roads that are closed in winter.  Also, some flights are only offered in the high season.  
  • Where are you staying when visiting Grand Teton?
    Choosing an airport near your lodging or campground may make the most sense. 
  • How much time do you have?
    Your travel time from the airport will be more important if you have less time available for your trip.
  • What’s your budget?
    Flight and/ or car rental prices can vary quite a bit between airports. 
  • Do you have a frequent flyer program with a specific airline?
    Most of these airports have limited airlines flying into them. 
  • Where are you flying from?
    The larger airports have more connecting flights, which can affect your decision depending on where you are flying from.
  • What type of car do you want to rent when you arrive?
    Is there a specific car rental agency you want to use? The selection of rental cars available can vary a lot between airports.

If you are planning to visit Grand Teton National Park in spring, summer or fall, make your planning easy and stress free with a detailed itinerary. I have 1-, 2-, and 3-day itineraries for Grand Teton that include all the park highlights, give you choices based on your preferred activity level, and take all the stress out of planning your trip. 

Check out the three Grand Teton itinerary options 


What are the best airports near Grand Teton National Park? 

The airports near Grand Teton Park are: 

  1. Jackson Hole Airport (Jackson, WY)
  2. Idaho Falls Regional Airport (Idaho Falls, ID)
  3. Central Wyoming Regional Airport (Riverton, Wyoming)
  4. Yellowstone Airport (West Yellowstone, MT)
  5. Yellowstone Regional Airport (Cody, WY)
  6. Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport (Rock Springs, WY)
  7. Casper-Natrona County International Airport (Casper, WY)
  8. Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (Bozeman, MT)
  9. Salt Lake City International Airport (Salt Lake City, UT)   

Where do you fly into for Grand Teton National Park? 

There are several airports near Grand Teton National Park.  In order of travel time from the park, they are: 

Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) 

Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole

What is the closest major airport to Grand Teton National Park?  Jackson Hole Airport is the closest airport to Grand Teton National Park. In fact, the airport is INSIDE the national park, making it the only commercial airport inside a national park in the United States.  It’s hard to get closer than that! 

However, while it is generally considered the best airport for Grand Teton National Park, it isn’t the only option and may in fact not be the best choice for your particular trip. 

Location: Jackson Hole, WY
Distance to Grand Teton National Park: 5 miles
Travel time to Grand Teton National Park: 10 minutes to Moose Entrance 

What airlines fly out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming?

  • American – Charlotte; Dallas; Phoenix; Chicago 
  • United – Denver; Chicago 
  • Delta – Salt Lake City; Atlanta; Minneapolis 
  • Alaska – Seattle 

Find the cheapest flight on Skyscanner

Rental car options: 

  • Onsite: Alamo, Enterprise, Avis, Budget, National 
  • Offsite (complementary shuttle):  Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, Leisure Sports 
  • Book a car through Discover Cars
Jackson Hole airport grand teton

Pros: 

  • Proximity to Grand Teton National Park  
  • It has flights available all year  
  • There is a reasonable selection of flights available 

Cons: 

  • Some flights are seasonal only, with fewer options in winter 
  • This is one of the most expensive airports, with flights and car rentals generally more expensive than many of the other airports 

Best for:  

  • If you have more limited time 
  • If you’re visiting Yellowstone as well (you can fly into or out of Jackson Hole and out of or into another airport near the northern end of Yellowstone to avoid backtracking). Read my guide to The Best Airports for Yellowstone for more details. 

*** NOTE: Jackson Hole Airport will be closed from April 11, 2022 to June 28, 2022 for a runway reconstruction project.  Check the other airports listed here for alternate options*** 


Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) 

Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls Regional Airport is one of the larger regional airports with a reasonable selection of flights and several airlines and car rental agencies.  It’s also closer to the national park (and Jackson, where most accommodation is) than most of the airports listed here.  

Location: Idaho Falls, ID 
Distance to Grand Teton National Park: 109 miles
Travel time to Grand Teton National Park: 2 hours 10 minutes to Moose Entrance 

What airlines fly out of Idaho Falls? 

  • Delta – Salt Lake City, Minneapolis (seasonal) 
  • American / Skywest – Dallas; Phoenix 
  • United – Denver 
  • Alaska – Seattle 
  • Allegiant Air – Las Vegas; Phoenix; and seasonal service to Los Angeles; Oakland/San Francisco; San Diego; Portland 

Find the cheapest flight on Skyscanner

Rental car options:  

  • Onsite: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National 

Book a car through Discover Cars

Pros

  • It has flights available all year 
  • It’s usually a little cheaper than flying into Jackson Hole Airport  
  • More flights and car rental options than many of the smaller airports  

Cons: 

  • Is not as close as, and has fewer flights than, Jackson Hole Airport 

Best for:  

  • If you’re visiting Grand Teton in winter 
  • If you’re staying in Jackson, Teton Village, or the southern part of the park and want a fairly short drive time to get there 

Central Wyoming Regional Airport (RIW) 

Acme_Theater_Riverton_WY Attribution_ Chevsapher CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
Riverton, WY (Photo: Chevsapher CC0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Central Wyoming Regional Airport is a small airport, but it’s the closest airport to the northern section of Grand Teton National Park other than Jackson Hole Airport.  

Location: Riverton, Wyoming 
Distance to Grand Teton National Park: 129 miles 
Travel time to Grand Teton National Park: 2 hours 10 minutes to Moran Entrance 

What airlines fly out of Central Wyoming Regional Airport? 

  • United (SkyWest) – Denver 

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Rental car options: 

  • Offsite (airport pickup and delivery available): Priceless Rental of Riverton 

Book a car through Discover Cars

Pros

  • The quickest airport to the national park’s north entrance after Jackson Hole Airport 
  • Free parking 

Cons

  • Very limited car rental (and the only company is local, so one-way rentals are not possible) 
  • Very limited selection of flights 

Best for

  • If you want to save time by having less driving distance and are staying in the northern part of the national park 

(West) Yellowstone Airport (WYS)

West Yellowstone

(West) Yellowstone Airport is a small airport just outside West Yellowstone, which is just outside the West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park.  Flying there makes sense if you’re going to visit Yellowstone as well as Grand Teton.  

Location: West Yellowstone, MT 
Distance to Grand Teton National Park: 98 miles 
Travel time to Grand Teton National Park:  2 hours 20 minutes to Moran Entrance 

What airlines fly out of (West) Yellowstone Airport? 

  • Delta – Salt Lake City 
  • United – Denver 

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Rental car options:  

  • Onsite: Avis and Budget 

Book a car through Discover Cars

Pros

  • Very close and convenient to Yellowstone National Park

Cons:  

  • The shorter route through Yellowstone National Park is closed in winter.  The longer route takes 2 hours and 55 minutes to Moose Entrance 
  • The airport also shuts down for some of the winter months 

Best for:  

  • If you’re also visiting Yellowstone National Park (you could fly in/ out of here and out of/ into another airport south of Grand Teton if you get a one-way car rental) 

Yellowstone Regional Airport (COD) 

Cody
Cody

Yellowstone Regional Airport is located in Cody, a quintessential Wild West town.  Stop over and visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and Old Trail Town to live out your Western movie fantasies.  Then head over to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. 

Location: Cody, WY 
Distance to Grand Teton National Park: 150 miles 
Travel time to Grand Teton National Park: 3 hours and 30 minutes to the Moran Entrance 

What airlines fly out of Yellowstone Regional Airport 

  • United – Denver 
  • Delta/ Skywest – Salt Lake City; Denver 

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Rental car options:  

  • Onsite: Avis, Thrifty, Budget, Hertz, Dollar 

Book a car through Discover Cars

Pros

  • Cody is a fun town to visit before or after your trip to the national park 

Cons: 

  • Limited flights and airlines 
  • Fewer flights in winter  
  • More limited car rentals options than larger airports 

Best for:  

  • If you’re staying near the northern part of Grand Teton National Park 
  • If you want to round out your trip with a visit to a classic western town 

Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport (RKS) 

Rock Springs, WY
Rock Springs, WY

Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport is a small regional airport that is easy to get around.   

Location: Rock Springs, WY 
Distance to Grand Teton National Park: 199 miles 
Travel time to Grand Teton National Park: 3 hours and 30 minutes to the Moose Entrance 

What airlines fly out of Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport?  

  • United (SkyWest) – Denver 
  • XTRAirways – Wendova, Nevada (charter) 

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Rental car options: 

  • Onsite: Avis, Budget 

Book a car through Discover Cars

Pros

  • Closer than Salt Lake City 
  • Although the only connecting flights are through Denver, Denver has a lot of connecting flights 
  • Free parking 

Cons:  

  • Limited flights 
  • Limited car rental options, so cars may not be available 
  • The shorter route through Yellowstone National Park is closed in winter.  The longer route takes 4 hours and 25 minutes to the Moose Entrance.

Best for: 

  • If you want to fly United, having a connection through Denver is convenient, and you don’t mind driving for a while. 

Casper-Natrona County International Airport (CPR) 

Casper WY
Casper, WY

Casper-Natrona County International Airport is a small airport that is easy to get around, but has several flights a day connecting to Denver and Salt Lake City. 

Location: Casper, WY 
Distance to Grand Teton National Park:  240 miles 
Travel time to Grand Teton National Park: 3 hours and 50 minutes to the Moran Entrance 

What airlines fly out of Casper-Natrona County International Airport 

  • United – Denver 
  • Delta – Salt Lake City 

Find the cheapest flight on Skyscanner

Rental car options: 

  • Onsite: Enterprise, Hertz, National, Avis, Budget 

Book a car through Discover Cars

Pros

  • Cheap parking 
  • A good range of rental cars 

Cons:  

  • It’s quite a long drive from the national park and even longer if you’re staying in Jackson or other southern areas 

Best for

  • If you’re staying in the northern section of the park. 

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) 

Bozeman
Bozeman

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport is located north of Yellowstone National Park, so is most convenient if you are visiting both parks.  It’s a reasonable sized airport with several airlines and frequent flights. 

Location: Belgrade, MT 
Distance to Grand Teton National Park: 220 miles 
Travel time to Grand Teton National Park: 4 hours to Moran Entrance 

What airlines fly out of Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport? 

  • Alaska – Seattle; Los Angeles; Portland; San Diego; San Francisco 
  • American – Dallas; Chicago; Charlotte 
  • Delta – Minneapolis; Salt Lake City; Atlanta; Detroit; Losa Angeles; Seattle 
  • United – Denver; Houston; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Chicago; New York; Washington DC 
  • Southwest – Denver; Las Vegas; Dallas; Orange County; San Diego 
  • Allegiant – Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Nashville; Phoenix; Austin 
  • JetBlue: Boston; Fort Lauderdale; Los Angeles; New York  
  • Avelo  – Burbank 
  • Frontier: Denver 
  • Sun Country – Minneapolis 

Find the cheapest flight on Skyscanner

Rental car options: 

  • Onsite: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Go rentals, Hertz, National, Thrifty 
  • Offsite: Blacksford RV rental, Explore, Fish Line, Journy, Montana Overlanding, Nextcar, Rent-a-car Montana, Rocky Mountain Expeditions 

Book a car through Discover Cars

Pros

  • A good selection of flights  
  • Lots of rental car choices 

Cons: 

  • It’s not close and you need to drive through Yellowstone to get there 
  • The shorter route through Yellowstone National Park is closed in winter.  The longer route takes 4 hours and 40 minutes to Moose Entrance  
  • There are a lot fewer flights offered in winter 

Best for

  • If you’re visiting Yellowstone as well. You can get a one-way car rental and start or end your trip here (and end/ start at another airport at the southern end of Grand Teton National Park).  
  • If you plan to visit Glacier National Park too (which is about 5 hours north). 

Salt Lake City International Airport  

Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City International Airport is a major airport with plenty of flight options and a variety of airlines to choose from, making connections easier to find.  You will fly through Salt Lake City for connections to many of the smaller regional airports listed here, and you may prefer to rent a car and drive from here rather than taking another short flight in a smaller plane.   

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Distance to Grand Teton National Park: 294 miles
Travel time to Grand Teton National Park: 5 hours and 10 minutes to the Moose Entrance

What airlines fly out of Salt Lake City International Airport 

  • American – Phoenix; Los Angeles; Dallas; Chicago; Charlotte 
  • Delta / Skywest – 282 flights to multiple domestic and international destinations  
  • United – Houston; Denver; New York; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Chicago; Dallas 
  • Southwest – Houston; San Diego; Las Vegas; Phoenix; Austin; Dallas; Denver; Los Angeles; Burbank; Baltimore; Sacramento; San Jose; Chicago; Nashville; Oakland; Orange County; St. Louis 
  • Alaska – Seattle  
  • JetBlue – Fort Lauderdale; Orlando; Boston; Los Angeles; New York JFK;  
  • Frontier – Las Vegas; Phoenix; Atlanta; Denver 
  • Aero Mexico – Mexico City, Cancun; Guadalajara 
  • Republic Airways – Chicago 

Find the cheapest flight on Skyscanner

Rental car options:  

  • Onsite: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, payless, Thrifty 
  • Offsite (with shuttle service):  ACE, Affordable, Fox, Go rentals, NU Car Rentals, Rugged rental 

Book a car through Discover Cars

Pros

  • Plenty of flight and airline options  
  • Many flights to smaller airports fly into Salt Lake City and have a connecting flight from here
  • Flights tend to be cheaper 
  • Car rental prices are often lower because there is more competition and more budget companies operating 
  • It’s generally easier to find different car types available because of the volume of rental cars 

Cons: 

  • It’s the farthest of the airports listed here from the national park 

Best for

  • If you don’t want to fly in a small plane for a short connecting flight to a regional airport 
  • If you’re planning to do a road trip and want a cheaper car rental (or more options) 

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Have a great trip to the Tetons!  I hope this guide has helped you decide which airport to use for your trip to Grand Teton National Park. 

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James Ian has traveled to 82 countries and all 7 continents.  He has visited all of the main national parks in the United States, as well as many national monuments and state parks.

He has rafted through the Grand Canyon; rappelled down slot canyons near Zion and Arches; hiked among the hoodoos in Bryce and the enormous trees in Sequoia; admired the waterfalls in Yosemite and the colored hot springs in Yellowstone; seen moose in Grand Tetons and seals in the Channel Islands, and much more.

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