Fees & Passes

The entrance fees you pay when visiting Yellowstone make a difference! Under the Federal Recreation Lands 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.

Proposed Fee Increase
The National Park Service is considering increases to fees at 17 highly visited national parks during the peak visitor seasons. If implemented, this proposal would affect pricing at Yellowstone. Learn more in the news release or read the proposal on the Planning, Environment & Public Comment website.

Entrance Fees

The following passes are good for seven days and are sold at all entrance stations. Fees are not charged to anyone age 15 or younger.

Seven Day Passes Yellowstone Yellowstone & Grand Teton
Private, non-commercial vehicle $30 $50
Motorcycle or Snowmobile* $25 $40
Individuals by foot, bicycle, ski, etc. $15 per person $20 per person
Non-commercial bus or vehicle with capacity of 16 people or more** $15 per person $20 per person

* Snowmobiles only permitted in Yellowstone and must be on a guided tour or permit.
** Examples of non-commercial groups include church groups and scouts.


  • 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.

Commercial Tours

Commercial bus tours pay fees based on the seating capacity of the vehicle. The following fees cover entry to Yellowstone for up to seven days (but only for the same passenger group):

Commercial Sedan (1-6 seats): $25, plus $15 per 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


Annual & Lifetime Passes

The following passes may be purchased 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.


Last updated: January 23, 2018

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Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168


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