Billings' downtown area can be a bit confusing for visitors, as it was designed on a grid system with numbered avenues increasing numerically both to the north and south of Montana Avenue, and numbered streets crossing it from east to west. The central area is compact and can be explored on foot. Most visitors, however, prefer to rent a car to explore the city and outskirts. The city bus service is the Billings MET Transit, which is easy to use. MET buses stop at most corners and at stops with a distinctive blue and green sign. Exact fares are required and are paid to the driver. Buses run from 5.50am to 6.40pm on weekdays and from 8.10am to 5.45pm on Saturdays. There are no buses on Sundays or major public holidays. Lyft and Uber are available; taxi companies include City Cab and Billings Yellow Cab.
The airport is two miles (3km) northwest of Billings.
Billings Airport (BIL)
LocationThe airport is two miles (3km) northwest of Billings.
Getting to the city
Many hotels offer a shuttle sevice, and there is a taxi service available at the airport. A shuttle service also provides a service to and from the airport but should be pre-arranged. Ride-hailing services are also available.
TimeGMT -7 (GMT -6 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Enterprise, Thrifty, Dollar, Hertz, National, Alamo, Avis, and Budget have car rental facilities at the airport.
City Cab, MET Transit, Red Lodge Tour and Taxi, Magic City V.I.P. and Yellow Cab service the airport. However, it is a good idea to book airport taxis in advance. Ride-hailing services are also available.
ATMs are situated in the main lobby. There is a fine dining restaurant, deli, gift shop, information booth, play areas for children, and the Peter Yegen Jr. Yellowstone County Museum opposite the terminal building.
Short-term parking is about $2 for the first 30 minutes, and $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes up to $15 for 24 hours. Long-term parking is about $2.50 for the first hour, and $1.50 for each additional 30 minutes, up to $9 per day.