Yellowstone National Park is straddling three American States. Indeed, Yellowstone is largely in the state of Wyoming but it also occupies part of Montana territory and a small part of Idaho.
Established in 1872, Yellowstone Park is the oldest national park in the world. It extends over 8 983 km². Given its size, the first decision to make when planning to visit Yellowstone National Park is where you plan to enter the park.
Airport near Yellowstone
If you plan to arrive via a commercial airline, your best choice is to take a flight to the city of Billings (Montana) – 207 km. It is the largest city near the park and its airport has the most connections. From Billings Airport, you can rent a car and enter the park via any of the entrances to the park (except the south entrance).
The city of Jackson (Wyoming) – 90 km airport has the closest airport to the southern entrance to Yellowstone Park.
The airport of the city of Cody (Wyoming) – 83 km has the nearest airport to the entrance Yellowstone Park.
The airport of the city of Bozeman (Montana) – 104 km has the nearest airport to the north entrance or Ouestdu Yellowstone Park.
But depending on the length of your trip and your itinerary, it may be cheaper and more advantageous to catch a flight to Salt Lake City (627 km) or Denver (905 km) to Colorado. It is a good choice to get to the Grand Teton National Park and the southern entrance to Yellowstone Park.