So you’ve decided to go to Yellowstone National Park.  It’s a great choice.  Between the geysers, brightly colored hot springs, spectacular waterfalls, incredible wildlife and great hiking trails, it is easy to see why it’s one of the most popular national parks in the United States.   

One of the first things you need to do when planning your trip is learn how to get there.  Unless you live nearby or have plenty of time for a road trip, the best way to get to Yellowstone is to fly.   

But what airport do you fly into for Yellowstone National Park? 

Yellowstone has five entrances and there are several airports close to Yellowstone National Park, so it can be difficult to know what’s the best airport near Yellowstone National Park for your trip. 

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Before we go into all the details of all the Yellowstone airports and tips for flying to Yellowstone, 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 Yellowstone, which has a detailed season-by-season breakdown, to help you decide. 
  1. Second, you’ll need to decide how many days should you spend in Yellowstone. Read my guide How Many Days Do You Need to Visit Yellowstone National Park to help you.
  1. Now that you have decided where to stay, the next thing is to decide the best way to get to Yellowstone.  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.      
  1. If you’re going to fly, read on to determine the best airport to fly into for Yellowstone for your trip.  That’s what this guide is to help you do! 
  1. Then you’ll need to book a flight.  I recommend using Skyscanner to search through all available flights to find the cheapest. 
  1. Next, 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 Yellowstone here (you can get them for 1, 2, 3 or 4 days).    For other information about Yellowstone, check out my Yellowstone Guides
  2. And, of course, you’ll need to book accommodation. Read my guides on Vacation Rentals near Yellowstone and Complete Yellowstone Camping Guide. If you get one of my itineraries, one of the free bonus extras is a comprehensive Accommodations Guide to Yellowstone.
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What’s the best airport for Yellowstone National Park? 

Where to fly into for Yellowstone 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 Grand Teton 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?  Some airports have seasonal flights only. 
  • Where are you staying when visiting Yellowstone? Choosing an airport near your accommodation may make the most sense. 
  • How much time do you have? Some airports are much closer than others. 
  • What’s your budget? Some airports have cheaper flights and/ or car rentals than others. 
  • Do you have a frequent flyer program with a specific airline? Some airports have limited airlines fly into them. 
  • Where are you flying from?  International? In the States?  Where in the US? Some airports are larger, have more connecting flights, etc. 
  • What type of car do you want to rent when you arrive? Is there a specific car rental agency you want to use?  Some airports have a more limited selection of rental cars than others. 

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What are the airports near Yellowstone National Park? 

The airports near Yellowstone Park are: 

  1. Yellowstone Airport (West Yellowstone, MT)  
  2. Jackson Hole Airport (Jackson, WY)  
  3. Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (Bozeman, MT)  
  4. Yellowstone Regional Airport (Cody, WY) 
  5. Salt Lake City International Airport (Salt Lake City, UT)   
  6. Denver International Airport (Denver, CO)  
  7. Billings-Logan International Airport (Billings, MT)  
  8. Idaho Falls Regional Airport (Idaho Falls, ID)  
  9. Bert Mooney Airport (Butte, MT)  

1. Yellowstone Airport (WYS) 

West Yellowstone
West Yellowstone

Yellowstone Airport (WYS) is located in West Yellowstone, Montana.  It’s not only the closest airport to West Yellowstone (it’s literally right on the edge of the small town), it is also the airport closest to Yellowstone National Park. However, it’s a small regional and seasonal airport, so options are limited.  It only operates from late May to late September and only has flights with two airlines from two connecting cities.   

Closest entrance(s): West Entrance 

Drive time from West Yellowstone Airport to Yellowstone:  

  • It’s just 6 minutes/ 3 miles to the West Entrance

Airlines that fly into there / Airports that connect to there: 

  • Delta – Salt Lake City 
  • United – Denver 

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Rental car options:  

  • Onsite: Avis and Budget 

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Pros: 

  • Yellowstone closest airport 
  • West Yellowstone is the most popular place to stay outside the park. It’s central to the park’s attractions and has a range of accommodations.   

Cons: 

  • Only has two airlines 
  • Only has flights from Salt Lake City and Denver 
  • Only operates during the peak tourist season 
  • It’s not the cheapest airport to fly into for Yellowstone 

This is the best airport to fly to Yellowstone if you: 

  • don’t want to drive/ spend time driving to get to the park 
  • want a central location convenient to most of the park’s attractions 

2. Jackson Hole Airport 

Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) is actually located inside Grand Teton National Park.  Its location is truly stunning, right at the base of the Teton range.  If you’re visiting Grand Teton National Park before or after Yellowstone, then this is a very convenient airport to fly into/ out of. 

*** 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*** 

Closest entrance(s): South Entrance 

How far is Jackson Hole Airport to Yellowstone?  

  • It’s 49 miles to the south entrance, making this the second closest airport to the park.  

Drive time from Jackson Airport to Yellowstone:  

  • one hour to the south entrance
  • From Jackson Hole Airport to West Yellowstone is 2 hours and 45 minutes 

Airlines that fly into there / Airports that connect to there 

  • 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

Pros: 

  • It’s location inside Grand Teton National Park makes it easy to see both parks 
  • Has a reasonable selection of flights 
  • It operates all year 

Cons: 

  • Flights and rentals cars generally cost more than other airports around Yellowstone 
  • Some flights are seasonal only 

This is the best airport to visit Yellowstone if you: 

  • are visiting both Grand Teton and Yellowstone and want to save time (you can pick up a car there, drive through Yellowstone and fly out of one of the other airports to avoid backtracking). If you are looking for other airports convenient for Grand Teton, read my guide to The Nearest Airports to Grand Teton National Park.

3. Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport 

Bozeman
Bozeman

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) is the closest airport to the North Entrance.  Since this is the only entrance to the park that is open and accessible for regular vehicular traffic in winter, if you’re visiting Yellowstone in winter in winter, then this is the best airport to fly into Yellowstone. (If you’re planning a trip to Yellowstone in winter, be sure to read my Guide to Visiting Yellowstone in Winter first). 

It has a good range of flights and plenty of car rental options.  It’s even possible to pick up/ drop off here and drop off/ pickup at another Yellowstone airport such as Jackson Hole so you don’t need to double back. 

Closest entrance(s): West or North Entrance 

How far is it from Bozeman airport to Yellowstone?  

  • It’s 88.5 miles to the park’s North Entrance. 

Drive times from Bozeman Yellowstone Airport to Yellowstone:  

  • 1.5 hours to the North Entrance
  • From Bozeman airport to West Yellowstone takes about 1 hour and 50 minutes / 90 miles 

Airlines that fly into there / Airports that connect to there 

  • 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 

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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 

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Pros: 

  • Lots of rental car choices 
  • A reasonable selection of flights 
  • It’s the nearest airport to Yellowstone Park ’s northern section 
  • It’s the nearest airport for Yellowstone National Park ’s only entrance that is open and accessible to regular traffic in winter 

Cons: 

  • Almost half of the flights/ destinations are not offered in winter 

This is the best airport Yellowstone National Park has if you: 

  • plan to start or end a trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton at the north entrance and want an airport close to Yellowstone Park 
  • plan to also visit Glacier National Park (about 5 hours north) 
  • visit Yellowstone in winter 

4. Yellowstone Regional Airport  

Cody
Cody

Yellowstone Regional Airport (COD/ YRA) in Cody, WY is a small regional airport that is open year-round.  However, the road to both the East Entrance and the Northeast Entrance are closed in winter, so this airport is mostly used to access the park in the warmer months.   

If you’re flying into Yellowstone in winter, there is one operator who runs over-snow trips into the park in winter from the East Entrance (most operate from West Yellowstone or Gardiner near the North Entrance).  

Closest entrance(s): East or Northeast Entrance 

How far is Cody from Yellowstone

  • From Cody to Yellowstone’s East Entrance is 67 miles and to the Northeast Entrance is 83 miles.    

Drive times from Cody Airport to Yellowstone National Park:

  • 1 hour 30 minutes from the regional Yellowstone National Park airport to the East Entrance
  • 2 hours to the Northeast Entrance. 

Airlines that fly into there / Airports that connect to there: 

  • 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: 

  • Closer to the park than most other airports 
  • The closest airport to Yellowstone Park ’s East Entrance 

Cons: 

  • More limited car rentals options than larger airports 
  • Not very convenient in winter (and fewer flights) 
  • Only two main airlines and two gateway cities 

This is the best place to fly into Yellowstone if you: 

  • are staying near the East Entrance or are coming from/ going to destinations to the east and want an airport close to Yellowstone 

5. Salt Lake City International Airport 

Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is the closest major airport to Yellowstone Park. It’s not super close – it’s well over four hours away – but it has lots of connecting flights. You can connect through here to closer smaller airports, but it is also possible to pick up a rental car and drive all the way.   

With more than 350 daily departures, with 93 direct connections including international flights to Amsterdam, and five Mexican destinations, there are lots of flights to choose from.  

Because there are so many flights and car rental options, they tend to be cheaper than the smaller airports.  There are also several budget car rental companies that aren’t available in the smaller airports. If you’re planning a national parks road trip, this is a good option. 

Closest entrance(s): South and West Entrances 

Drive times from Salt Lake City Airport to Yellowstone National Park

  • 4 hours 40 minutes / 321 miles from SLC Airport to Yellowstone National Park ’s West Entrance 
  • 5 hours 50 minutes / 335 miles from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone ’s South Entrance 

Airlines that fly into there / Airports that connect to there: 

  • 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 

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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 

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Pros: 

  • Lots of flights to choose from 
  • Flights tend to be cheaper 
  • Budget car rental companies are available and car rental prices tend to be cheaper than at smaller airports 
  • Generally easier to find different car types available because of the volume of rental cars 
  • Connections to many of the smaller, closer airports for Yellowstone go through here 

Cons: 

  • It’s much further than most of the smaller airports, so it takes longer to drive (and you have to factor in the cost of fuel) 

This is the best way to fly to Yellowstone if you: 

  • want to visit several national parks or you want to do a road trip 
  • don’t want to connect to a smaller airport (and fly in a smaller plane) 
  • want more car rental options and/ or to save some money on car rental 

6. Denver International Airport 

Denver
Denver

Denver International Airport (DEN) in Colorado is quite far from Yellowstone, but it has the most connecting flights, plenty of car rental options, and is a good choice if you are planning to fly in for a road trip that includes Rocky Mountain National Park.  

Unless you plan to of a big loop, you could pick up or drop off a car here and drop off/ pick it up at another airport and fly in or out of somewhere different, so you don’t need to double back.  

Closest entrance(s): South or East Entrance 

Drive times from Denver airport to Yellowstone National Park:

  • 9 hours / 515 miles to the South Entrance 
  • 10 hours / 590 miles to the East Entrance 

Airlines that fly into there / Airports that connect to there: 

There are international flights to/ from Japan, Canada, the Caribbean, Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, England, Germany, France, Iceland, Switzerland, and Mexico. 

Domestic airlines include: 

  • American – Charlotte; Chicago; Dallas; Los Angeles; Miami; Philadelphia; Phoenix 
  • Delta – Atlanta; Cincinnati; Detroit; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; New York; Salt Lake City; Seattle 
  • United – 188 destinations including international 
  • Alaska – Anchorage; Portland OR; Seattle 
  • Southwest – 87 destinations including Mexico and central America 
  • Frontier – 94 destinations including Mexico and central America 
  • Spirit – Austin; Baltimore; Chicago; Detroit; Fort Lauderdale; Houston; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Miami; Minneapolis; Orlando 
  • Allegiant – Asheville; Cincinnati; Knoxville; Peoria; Provo 
  • Boutique Air – Cortez; McCook 
  • JetBlue – Boston; New York 
  • Southern Airways – Chadron 
  • Sun Country – Minneapolis 

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Rental car options: 

  • Onsite (but involve a free shuttle to the car rental area): Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thrifty, Fox, Payless, Sixt 

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Pros: 

  • Lots of flights means better connections and generally cheaper flights 
  • Lots of car rental agencies means a greater selection of cars, often cheaper prices and generally a better chance of cars being available 
  • Connections available to many of the smaller, closer airports 

Cons: 

  • It’s a long drive to/ from Yellowstone  

This is the best city to fly into for Yellowstone if you: 

  • are also visiting Rocky Mountain National Park 
  • enjoy a road trip and have time 
  • want a good selection of cars (possibly cheaper) 
  • don’t want to transfer to a smaller plane to get to a closer airport 

7. Billings-Logan International Airport (BIL) 

Billings
Billings

Billings-Logan International Airport (BIL) is the second largest airport in Montana and is classified as an international airport, but it’s not that big and there are no direct international flights.  However, it is serviced by several major domestic carriers and a couple of small regional airlines, with a total of about 30 flights each day.   

The route to the Northeast Entrance goes along the spectacular Beartooth Highway and over Beartooth Pass.  This is one of the most stunning drives in the country; however, it is closed in winter, so you can’t access the Northeast Entrance from this direction between October and May (dates can change depending on the snowfall). 

Closest entrance(s): Northeast Entrance or East Entrance 

Drive times from Billings Airport to Yellowstone:  

  • 3 hours / 130 miles to the Northeast Entrance 
  • 3 hours 20 minutes / 170 miles to East Entrance 

Airlines that fly into there / Airports that connect to there 

  • United Airlines – Denver 
  • Delta Air Lines – Salt Lake City; Minneapolis  
  • American Airlines – Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth 
  • Alaska Airlines – Seattle; Dallas-Fort Worth; Portland OR 
  • Cape Air – Glasgow, MT; Havre; Sidney; Wolf Point; Glendive; Dawson  
  • Allegiant – Las Vegas 

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Rental car options: 

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

Book a car through Discover Cars

Pros: 

  • The drive to the Northeast Entrance is incredibly beautiful 
  • There’s a reasonable selection of flights and car rentals 

Cons: 

  • The road to the Northeast Entrance is closed in winter due to heavy snowfall 
  • It’s not the closest or the biggest or on the way to/ from somewhere else of major interest  

This is the best airport to get to Yellowstone if you: 

  • find a cheap flight 
  • want to stay in the northeast section of the park (Lamar Valley) 
  • want to drive the Beartooth Highway 

8. Idaho Falls Regional Airport 

Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) is not too far from the West Entrance to Yellowstone, which is a central place to stay and access the park.   The West Entrance to Yellowstone isn’t open to regular vehicular traffic in winter, but West Yellowstone is a major gateway to over-snow travel in Yellowstone in winter and since West Yellowstone Regional Airport is closed in winter, this is a good winter option.   

It’s the second biggest airport in Idaho and has flights year-round. There are more flights here than there are to West Yellowstone and more airlines fly there, which means that flights may be cheaper in summer.    

Closest entrance(s): South and West Entrances 

Drive times from Idaho Falls Airport to Yellowstone:  

  • From Idaho Airport to Yellowstone South Entrance is 3 hours / 102 miles 
  • From IDA to Yellowstone’s West Entrance is 1 hour 50 minutes / 109 miles 

Airlines that fly into there / Airports that connect to there 

  • 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 

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Rental car options:  

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

Book a car through Discover Cars

Pros: 

  • Open year round, so it’s a good option if you plan to trave over-snow into Yellowstone in winter from the West Entrance 
  • More flights and car rental options than West Yellowstone Regional Airport 
  • It’s also possible to drive directly to the South Entrance and Grand Teton National Park and is usually a little cheaper than flying into Jackson Hole Airport 

Cons: 

  • Is not as close to Yellowstone’s West Entrance as West Yellowstone Regional Airport or as close to the South Entrance as Jackson Hole Airport 

This is the best airport to go to Yellowstone if you: 

  • are traveling to Yellowstone in winter and plan to enter Yellowstone via the West Entrance for over-snow travel 
  • are traveling to Grand Teton as well and want a cheaper alternative to Jackson Hole Airport 
  • are staying near the West Entrance and having trouble getting a rental car in West Yellowstone 

9. Bert Mooney Airport, Butte Montana 

Butte
Butte

Bert Mooney Airport, Butte (BTM) is a small airport that has one airline only, Delta’s SkyWest Airline. It’s open year-round, so is an option even in the winter if you’re driving to the North Entrance (though it’s further away than the larger Bozeman Airport).  

Closest entrance(s): West and North Entrances 

Drive times from Bert Mooney Airport to Yellowstone: 

  • 2 hours 30 minutes/ 146 miles to the West Entrance 
  • 2 hours 45 minutes/ 163 miles to the North Entrance 

Airlines that fly into there / Airports that connect to there 

  • Delta – Salt Lake City 

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Rental car options:  

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

Book a car through Discover Cars

Pros: 

  • A small airport with free parking and free WiFi 
  • Closer to Yellowstone than some of the other airports 

Cons: 

  • Only has one airline   
  • Not as close as Bozeman Airport (and smaller and about the same price) 
  • Fewer car rental options than the closer Bozeman Airport 

This is the best place to fly into for Yellowstone if you: 

  • are staying in or near West Yellowstone and flights are full, not running or more expensive into West Yellowstone Regional or Idaho Falls 
  • are near the north entrance and flights are full or more expensive into Bozeman 

Nearest Airport: Yellowstone National Park Map 

FAQs: How to Fly to Yellowstone 

Which entrance is closest to Old Faithful?  

(West) Yellowstone Airport is the closest airport to Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone. 

What’s the closest airport to Yellowstone west entrance? 

The nearest airport to Yellowstone west entrance is (West) Yellowstone Airport.  Other airports near Yellowstone west entrance are Idaho Falls Airport and Bozeman Airport. These are therefore the airports near West Yellowstone, MT. 

What’s the closest Southwest airport to Yellowstone? 

The closest airport to Yellowstone Southwest flies into is Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. 

What are the main airports in Montana near Yellowstone? 

The Montana airports near Yellowstone are: 

  • Yellowstone Airport (West Yellowstone, MT) 
  • Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (Bozeman, MT) 
  • Billings-Logan International Airport (Billings, MT) 
  • Bert Mooney Airport (Butte, MT) 

What are the main airports in Wyoming near Yellowstone? 

If you’re specifically looking to fly into an airport near Yellowstone National Park: Wyoming, there are a couple of choices.  The airports near Yellowstone National Park, WY are: 

  • Jackson Hole Airport (Jackson, WY) 
  • Yellowstone Regional Airport (Cody, WY) 

What’s the main international airport near Yellowstone? 

There are two major international airports. The nearest international airport to Yellowstone National Park is Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.  However, although this is technically the closest international airport to Yellowstone National Park, it’s not the biggest and doesn’t have the greatest number of flights. 

What’s the biggest airport near Yellowstone

The largest airport near Yellowstone is Denver International Airport, though at about 10 hours away, this isn’t really that close.  Otherwise, Salt Lake City International Airport is about five hours away.  

What’s the closest major airport near Yellowstone? 

The closest major airport to Yellowstone National Park is Salt Lake City International Airport, though this is almost 5 hours away. 

The other closest big airport to Yellowstone is Jackson Hole Airport, which is just one hour from the South Entrance. 

What is the cheapest airport to fly into Yellowstone? 

The cheapest airport near Yellowstone will depend on where you’re flying from, when, etc.  But I did a price comparison from NYC where I live, the cheapest was Denver.  This is also the furthest though.  The cheapest Yellowstone airport nearby was Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.  

What’s the most expensive airport for Yellowstone National Park? 

Again, this answer will probably change depending on a number of different variables, but in my price comparison, the most expensive airport was Bert Mooney (Butte, MT) with Yellowstone Regional Airport (Cody) coming in second and Yellowstone Airport (West Yellowstone) a close third. 

What’s the closest airport to Yellowstone National Park? 

The nearest airport to Yellowstone National Park, USA is Yellowstone Airport (West Yellowstone, MT), just a few miles from the West Entrance. 


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