Car Hire at Billings Airport
This information is correct as of October 2015
Trips to the USA are better when you have your own vehicle. With car hire at Billings Airport you can explore Yellowstone County, famous for its natural beauty, and visit the region's historic towns and villages.
Where to hire a car at Billings Airport
Enterprise, Dollar, Thrifty, Hertz, National, Alamo, Avis and Budget all offer car hire on-site at Billings Airport.
Petrol stations near Billings Airport
If you select a 'full to full' car rental agreement you will need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There are lots of places to top up your tank in Billings, just a few minutes drive from the airport. The nearest petrol station will depend on which direction you're coming from.
Driving around Billings Airport
Highway 3 passes the airport and leads to Interstate 90, which is about 12 minutes drive away. The Interstate crosses the USA from east to west, from Boston to Seattle. The roads immediately around the airport are quite small, so you won't encounter too much traffic until you reach the interstate. Traffic in the USA drives on the right-hand side of the road, so you will need to stay alert to avoid slipping into British driving habits. It's also worth noting that automatic cars are more popular in America. If your hire car is an automatic you might need to spend a bit of time getting used to the controls.
Getting to your destination
With an atmosphere more like a laid back ranching town than Montana's biggest city, Billings is a wonderfully relaxed destination.
It takes about ten minutes to drive into downtown Billings from the airport. Parking in the city is metered, although there are some free spaces too. Driving is one of the most popular ways to get around the city, and lots of hotels in Billings have guest car parks.
Get a Rocky Mountain High in Bozeman. Surrounded by pine-clad hills and snowy peaks, the town is the perfect base for adventurers. It also has some fantastic craft beer pubs and indie clothing stores.
Bozeman is about two hours and fifteen minutes drive from Billings Airport. There are more than two thousand parking spaces, with up to two hours of free parking each. 1500 of the spaces are on-street, while the others are spread across four parking lots. Check signs to make sure you don't overstay the time limit.
Yellowstone National Park
Big geysers and big beasties attract millions of visitors to America's most iconic national park. Grizzly bears, bisons and wolves all roam the land, while geothermal activity adds plenty of opportunities to "ooh" and "aah."
It takes about two and a half hours to drive to Yellowstone National Park from Billings Airport. A car is essential for seeing most of the park. There are places where you can stop your car if you want to go for a hike, and the campgrounds have places for guests to park too.
Prices subject to change