Entrance Fees

Entrance Fees

7-day Passes
Good for entry into Yellowstone National Park for seven days from the date of purchase.

Entrance Pass for…Yellowstone 
Private, non-commercial vehicle$35
Motorcycle$30
Individuals by foot, bicycle, ski, etc.$20

Annual Passes

These passes admit the pass owner and any accompanying passengers in a private car:

  • Yellowstone National Park Annual Pass: $70
    Annual pass providing free entrance to 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.

America the Beautiful—National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands (Interagency) Pass Program. This Interagency pass program provides five pass options:

  • Interagency Annual Pass: $80
    Annual pass covering entrance and standard amenity fees for national parks and other federal fee areas; valid through the month of purchase.
  • Interagency Annual Pass for US Military: Free
    Annual pass covering entrance and standard amenity fees for all national parks and other federal fee areas. Free to US military personnel and their dependents with proper identification (current CAC Card or qualified DD Form 1173 required).
  • Interagency Senior Pass: $80
    Lifetime admission and discount pass for US citizens or permanent residents who are age 62 and older.
  • Interagency Access Pass: Free
    Lifetime admission and discount pass for US citizens or permanent residents with documentation of permanent disability.
  • Interagency Volunteer Pass: Free
    Annual pass for volunteers with 250 cumulative service hours with federal agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program.

Non-Commercial Buses/Vans
Non-commercial groups (e.g. church groups, scouts) traveling in vehicles with a capacity of 16 people or more pay the following fees:

Yellowstone: $15/person
Yellowstone & Grand Teton: $20/person

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.

Commercial Tours

Commercial bus tours are subject to a separate fee schedule based upon the seating capacity of the bus. These fees will remain the same, valid in both Yellowstone and Grand Teton until June 1, 2016 when a separate fee will be charged for each Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park.

  • 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
 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.

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