West Entrance Station

Three lines of traffic approach a wide drive-thru entry way with booths
Busy day

Quick Facts

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2022 Season

  • Open daily, 24-hours a day, April 15–November 1 (closes at 12:01 a.m.)
  • Entrance fees apply to enter the park

Fees & Passes

To reduce risk of spreading COVID-19, we are not accepting cash payments at entrance stations. Please purchase your Yellowstone pass ahead of time or be prepared to use a credit card.

Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks charge separate entrance fees. People visiting both parks can save money by purchasing an Interagency Annual Pass. Learn more about fees and passes online.

Entrance Fees (valid for 7 days with receipt)

  • Private vehicle: $35
  • Motorcycle/snowmobile: $30
  • Individual (walk-in, bicycle, ski): $20
  • Non-commercial groups (16+ vehicles): $20/person

Annual Passes (photo ID required)

  • Yellowstone National Park: $70
  • Interagency (multiple federal fee areas): $80
  • Interagency Senior (age 62+): $20
  • Active Duty Military: Free
  • Gold Star Families and Military Veterans: Free with proper identification
  • Every Kid Outdoors (4th Grade: Free)

Lifetime Passes (US Citizens/Permanent Residents)

  • Interagency Senior (age 62+): $80
  • Interagency Access (Permanently disabled): Free with proper documentation

Note: Golden Age Passports and Golden Access Passports are still accepted, or can be exchanged for newer passes.

Commercial Tours

Commercial bus tours pay fees based on the seating capacity of the vehicle. Commercial entry good for seven days as long as it’s the same passenger group.

  • Commercial Sedan (1-6 seats): $25, plus $20/person
  • Commercial Van (7-15 seats, regardless of occupancy): $125
  • Commercial Mini Bus (16-25 seats, regardless of occupancy): $200
  • Commercial Motor Coach (26 or more seats, regardless of occupancy): $300


Road construction is underway on park roads. Check the park newspaper, Current Roads Status, or call 307-344-2117 for delays or closures.

Speed limit: 45 mph unless otherwise posted. Please drive slowly and cautiously to protect yourself and wildlife.

During winter, most roads are open to primarily commercially guided snowcoach and snowmobile travel only, and closed to automobiles. The road between the North and Northeast entrances is open to automobiles all year.


Accessible vault toilets just inside the park.

We strive to make facilities, services, and programs accessible to all. Service animals are allowed, though they require a permit in the backcountry.

Accessibility Guide to Yellowstone (free) available from entrance stations and visitor centers.

Yellowstone National Park

Last updated: February 22, 2022