Bozeman Montana Transportation & Travel

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Bozeman is a mobile city, with many options for transportation to and from the City as well as getting around while in the City.

Overview

Whether you are a tourist, a student, a full time resident, or a part-time resident, you will find that getting around Bozeman, Montana is easy. There are many forms of transportation that can get you to and from Bozeman and a variety of transportation options for getting around the city once there.

Driving

Bozeman is located along Interstate 90, and just a few miles east of Interstate 15, making access to the area easy via automobile. Many visitors to the area combine their trip to Bozeman with a vacation to Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park or Glacier National Park. Regardless of the direction you are coming or the direction you are going, it is easy to drive to Bozeman.

Flying

Flying to Gallatin Field Airport (BZN) is easy with several major airlines providing daily non-stop service to and from multiple destinations throughout the United States. It is one of three major regional airports serving Southwestern Montana.

Alaska, Allegiant, Delta, Frontier, Horizon, Midwest, United, and US Airways service the airport.

Upon arrival at BZN, travel within the region is easy with the airport only 8 miles from downtown Bozeman and easy access to interstate and secondary highways for travel beyond.

Car Rentals

The rental car center is located adjacent to the baggage claim area at the airport and includes several on-airport rental car companies. Other car rental companies are also available at other locations in town.

Public Buses and Shuttles

Bozeman has had a public bus transportation system: The Streamline Bus. The public bus system operates four routes covering most of the Bozeman area and it is funded by a variety of Federal, State and local sources. This funding allows passengers to use the public bus system free of charge.

Questions & Answers

Bozeman, Montana is just over 4 hours (216 miles) from Jackson Hole, Wyoming via US 191 South. You'l drive past Big Sky Ski Resort, West Yellowstone and Island Park Reservoir. While long, this drive is very scenic and will give you plenty to view as you drive through the mountains. Many prefer to take the time to pass through Yellowstone National Park on their way to Jackson in summer months when the road is accessible, but be aware that slow park roads, wildlife sightings and probable frequent sightseeing stops will lengthen your trip considerably.

Bozeman, Montana is just over 3 hours (90 mi) from Missoula, Montana via I-91 west.

Bozeman, Montana is about 1.5 hours (80 mi) from the North Entrance to Yellowstone via I-90 East and US 89 South. You'll want to take the exit for Gardiner, MT -- a charming gateway town minutes from Yellowstone's North Entrance.

If you plan on taking a taxi to hit the slopes, plan on paying between $170 and $220 one way for the hour long drive from Bozeman to Big Sky. But you can hop on the bus for $5 or less that includes free transportation around Big Sky once you arrive, so it's difficult for most to justify the steeper taxi fare.

Most major airlines fly out of Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport due to its proximity to the frequently bucket-listed Yellowstone National Park. You can catch flights from Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, Jet Blue, Sun Country, and United Airlines. From Bozeman, you can fly to nearly 20 major cities across the United States.

You can catch a direct flight to Bozeman, MT from these major cities: Seattle/Portland, WA

San Francisco, CA

Phoenix/Mesa, AZ

Las Vegas, NV

Salt Lake City, UT

Denver, CO

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Houston, TX

Nashville, TN

Atlanta, GA

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Charlotte, NC

Chicago, Il

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

Philadelphia, PA

Newark, NJ

NY LaGuardia Airport, NY

NY John F. Kennedy Airport NY

Boston, MA

The closest major airport to Yellowstone National Park is Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. It's about 1.5 hours (80 miles) from Yellowstone's North Entrance via I-90 E and US 89 S. Take the Gardiner, MT exit. Gardiner, MT is a charming gateway town to the National Park that lies outside the North Entrance.

Bozeman is in southwest Montana at the junction of US 191 and I-90. It's the county seat of Gallatin County and is within two hours of two separate entrances to Yellowstone National Park.

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