- North: From Livingston and Gardiner, MT, via US 89.
- West: From West Yellowstone, MT, via US 20 or US 191.
- South: From Jackson, WY, via US 26, US 89/287/191.
- East: From Cody, WY, via US 14/16/20.
- Northeast: From Billings, MT, and Red Lodge via I 94, US 212.
Choose your entrance based on airfare costs, other vacation plans (such as visiting Grand Teton National Park or Glacier National Park), and where you plan to stay.
Any Yellowstone National Park vacation will involve driving, whether you do it yourself or take a commercial tour, as no trains go into the park. You can reach the park by flying to one of the nearest cities and renting a car or taking a bus tour, or drive from your home or other vacation location.
Getting to Yellowstone National Park by AirCommercial airlines fly to these nearby cities:
- Billings, MT (129 miles to northeast entrance)
- Bozeman, MT (87 miles to north entrance)
- West Yellowstone, MT (3 miles to west entrance, flights in summer only)
- Jackson, WY (56 miles to south entrance)
- Cody, WY (52 miles to east entrance)
Getting to Yellowstone National Park by CarDriving distances from some major western cities to the nearest Yellowstone National Park entrance:
- Cheyenne, WY - 462 miles
- Denver, CO - 563 miles
- Las Vegas, NV - 809 miles
- Salt Lake City, UT - 390 miles
- Seattle, WA - 800 miles