The entrance fees you pay when visiting Yellowstone make a difference! Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, national parks keep 80% of all fees collected and use that money to fund critical projects that improve services and protect resources. In Yellowstone, entrance fee revenue provides $8.8 million a year for accessibility improvements, campgrounds, infrastructure, roads, native fish restoration, aquatic invasive species mitigation, and more.
Free Entrance Days
Check out the list of fee-free days coming up this year.
Visitors entering Yellowstone's South Entrance will be traveling through Grand Teton National Park first; separate entrance fees are charged or Annual Passes may be used at both parks. The following passes are sold at all entrance stations and online through the Your Pass Now website.
Good for entry into Yellowstone National Park for seven days from the date of purchase.
Private, non-commercial vehicle: $35
Motorcycle or snowmobile: $30
Individual (by foot, bicycle, ski, etc.): $20/person
Yellowstone National Park Annual Pass: $70.00
Annual pass providing free entrance into Yellowstone National Park for one year (valid through the month of purchase). On a snowmobile, this pass admits the signer(s). When traveling by snowcoach or shuttle, this pass admits a signer and up to three additional persons (16 and older) for a total of four people.
Regulations & Exceptions
- All passes are non-transferable.
- All snowmobiles must be on a guided tour or permit.
- School groups and other bona fide national and international academic institutions may be eligible for an Academic Fee Waiver.
- Anyone age 15 or younger is exempt from paying entrance fees.
- Passes may be used for entry as defined on the back of the pass.
- Anyone traveling through the park for business or commercial purposes needs a commercial travel permit.
Non-commercial groups (e.g. church groups, scouts) traveling in vehicles with a capacity of 16 people or more pay $20/person.
Commercial bus tours pay fees based on the seating capacity of the vehicle. The following fees cover entry to Yellowstone:
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
Commercial entry good for seven days as long as it's the same passenger group.
Federal Lands Passes
Federal lands passes are accepted and sold at Yellowstone entrance stations.
Note about Winter Use in Yellowstone
On a snowmobile, annual/lifetime passes admit the signer(s). When traveling by snowcoach or shuttle, passes admit a signer and up to three additional persons (16 and older) for a total of four people.