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Getting to Yellowstone National Park
Driving to Yellowstone
Road access to Yellowstone is via five entrance roads, two of which are open year round. From the north, take US-89 from I-90 south to the North Entrance, in Gardiner, Montana. From the northeast, take US-212, the Bear Tooth Scenic Highway, to the Northeast Entrance. The roads within Yellowstone are open between these two entrances year round, however, access to areas beyond Cooke City, Montana, outside the Northeast Entrance, is closed in winter.
In season, three more entrance routes are available. From the east, follow US-16 west from Cody, Wyoming to the East Entrance. From the south, follow US-89/US-191 north through Grand Teton National Park and the John Rockefeller Memorial Parkway to the South Entrance. The last access is from the west, taking US-20 east through the gateway town of West Yellowstone, Montana, to the West Entrance.
If you’d like to plot directions from your location use the interactive map below. The marker shows the location of the Albright Visitor Center in the Mammoth Hot Springs area of Yellowstone.
Flying to Yellowstone
Below you will find a list of airports most convenient for a trip to Yellowstone, listed in order of distance. For each airport we provide direct links to browse available flights and cars. For price searches, simply enter your origin and dates.
Jackson Hole Airport (JAC)
Located in Jackson, Wyoming, 50 miles by car to Yellowstone south entrance
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN)
Located in Bozeman, Montana, 85 miles by car to Yellowstone north entrance
Official Park Maps
Below are the official park maps provided by the National Park Service. You can view either the original PDF file or a simple JPEG image file (some of these files can be quite large). Note that while these maps are useful for general navigation around the park, if you plan to do any hiking, you should really have a proper Yellowstone Trail Map.