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With a Bozeman Airport car rental, the many peaks and perks of Montana are within easy reach—including, of course, the iconic Yellowstone National Park. This beautiful part of the US is best experienced at your own speed and with the option to decide your own direction! Pick up a set of wheels and explore the northwest.
Bozeman Airport rental car locations
The car rental companies at Bozeman Airport have in-terminal counters next to the baggage claim area, easily locatable for arriving passengers. The airport is located ten miles northwest of the city center.
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Getting around Bozeman Airport
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN), once called Gallatin Field, is Montana’s busiest airport. It is the only airport which services two entrances to Yellowstone National Park all year round. It has one large terminal and three runways supporting flights to and from a range of (primarily domestic) destinations.
Inside the Bozeman International Airport, you will find several food outlets which range from sit-down grill restaurants to grab-and-go kiosks. There is a gift store, a convenience store, and other amenities including a nursing room, a service animal relief area, a post office, and an information desk. Visitors can enjoy a range of local art on display and the Airport History Gallery, plus make use of free WiFi throughout the terminal.
Both short and long-term parking is available in the garage adjacent to the airport terminal. Parking is free for one hour.
Driving a rental car in Bozeman and beyond
Staying safe on the roads is the most important aspect of any road trip! To prepare yourself for an adventure that’s free from serious incident, read up on our tips and familiarize yourself with some of the customs and rules of driving in Montana.
These pointers will get you started on a safe and enjoyable journey:
- Always drive your car rental Bozeman MT Airport on the right in the USA! This is important to remember for those arriving from a country that drives on the left—if that’s you, we suggest taking some time to get used to the new arrangement.
- The blood alcohol concentration limit for drivers over 21 years old is 0.08% in Montana.
- The default speed limits in Montana are set at 20-25 miles per hour in residential areas, 65 mph on urban freeways, and 75-80 mph on certain stretches of rural freeways. Always check posted speed limit signs for accurate information, and be aware that limits can change when you cross into neighboring states.
- If you’re heading your rental cars into Yellowstone National Park or any other national park or mountainous area, drive with caution. Take it slow on steep and winding roads, particularly in winter.
- Keep an eye out for wildlife on the roads.
- If you’re heading into rural or sparsely populated areas, be prepared for a remote breakdown. This means packing food, water, warm clothes, a spare tire, and a method of communication at the very least.
- Seat belt use is mandatory in Montana, so wear it at all times while on your car rental Bozeman Airport tour.
Destination possibilities for your Bozeman Airport car rental
The picturesque city of Bozeman in Montana is an urban hotspot amidst mountains, valleys, and rivers; an up-and-coming base for adventure. Downtown is hip and exciting, packed with brewpubs and boutiques. There is an underlying pioneer heritage evident here, and a tangible spirit of adventure. Many intrepid visitors and residents use the city as a springboard from which to enjoy Montana’s mountains.
With a car rental from Bozeman, there are so many options for an unforgettable adventure. If you’re planning a long-distance road trip, you’ll find plenty of destinations on offer within Montana and the wider region: Head to Kalispell in your car rental or Spokane. A road trip to Cranbrook, which is just over the border in Canada, is another of the lesser-known but wonderful places to explore nearby.
Should you prefer to stick closer to the city, you’ll find no end of fun places to drive your Bozeman Airport rental car to. We’ve listed a few of them below; mix and match to suit your travel preferences!
Museum of the Rockies
If you’re planning to hit one tourist spot in Bozeman, this world-class museum is a great pick. Showcasing the cultural and natural history of the Rockies as well as changing exhibits from around the world, it is a fantastic facility for all ages.
Less than an hour’s scenic drive with your Bozeman car rentals through Gallatin Canyon is this lovely mountain resort offering snow sports in the winter and activities like lift-served mountain biking in the summer. If you’re seeking some adventure, we recommend taking this trip when visiting Bozeman.
Yellowstone National Park
This one hardly needs mentioning—West Yellowstone, a popular gateway to iconic Yellowstone National Park, is less than an hour and a half from Bozeman. This expansive park boasts unique geologic and geothermal features, offers a range of accommodation, and could easily fill up a week or more of your time with incredible natural attractions.
Chico Hot Springs
This beautiful mountain view facility is a resort and day spa; it has the region’s best hot springs complex open to casual guests. It’s the perfect winter hotspot for a day or weekend trip—make the hour-long trip from Bozeman for a scenic soak!
Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park
For something a little different, drive the 50 minutes to this state park where you can discover one of North America’s most highly-decorated limestone cave systems. The park also has campgrounds, hiking trails, and a fantastic visitor’s center; there’s plenty to see and do while you’re there.
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Bozeman Airport car rental: Frequently asked questions
How much is it to rent a car from the Bozeman airport?
The cost of a car rental from Bozeman International Airport will vary widely according to the vehicle, the supplier, and the season. As an example, a minivan or luxury SUV in the summer might cost as much as $500 per day while a smaller economy car in the winter may cost around USD$90 per day.
There is a full range of prices in between these extremes. To find the vehicle that suits your and your budget, enter your details in the search panels at the top of the page and use the filters to narrow down your options.
Is there Uber and Lyft in Bozeman MT?
Yes, both Uber and Lyft are available in Bozeman MT. Still, there a more benefits in renting a vehicle through GoSee than getting an Uber/Lyft car. Missing basic features are quite obvious - it will cost you more and you don't have the freedom to roam around the city at your own pace.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Bozeman?
In the USA, most car rental companies will rent their vehicles to those aged 21+. Some allow renters aged 18+. Young driver fees are common; these can apply up to 25 years of age.
To see the right rental car Bozeman Airport options for you, enter your age into the search field.
Which car rental companies in Bozeman have updated their vehicle cleaning and safety policies because of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Many US and global car rental suppliers have adjusted or added to their procedures to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Take a look at their websites for more details; you can also ask our rental consultants any questions about your BZN car rental booking.
Can I rent a car from Gallatin Field Airport (BZN)?
Yes, you can rent a car from Gallatin Field Airport which is also known as Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. Enter your details into the search panel at the top of the page to see the many possibilities.
Which car rental agency in Bozeman has the cheapest rental car prices?
The title of cheapest car rental at Bozeman Airport will belong to different suppliers at different times, but Hertz is commonly one of the most affordable options. You may also get cheaper car rentals from an off-airport budget location in downtown Bozeman. Take advantage of the free pick up service being offered by some suppliers, as long as it is within their allowable pick up distance for your convenience.
Which car rental companies are at Gallatin Field Airport (BZN)?
Car rental companies supplying the airport include Enterprise Rental Car, Avis, Hertz, Budget, National, Alamo, and Ace. Find the best car rental deals from these suppliers through GoSee. Then proceed to the rental counter of your preferred provider to collect your keys.
Can I book now and pay later for my car rental in Bozeman?
Yes, most rental cars Bozeman airport suppliers that are listed on GoSee allow customers to pay on pickup or close to that time. A few may require a deposit on booking; this will be specified during the booking process.
What do you need to rent a car in Bozeman?
To book and pick up a rental car in Bozeman you will need a valid credit (not debit) card in the main driver’s name and a valid driver’s license. When you pick up the vehicle from your rental car company, take all booking confirmation documents.