Getting To Red Lodge Montana: Transportation

Transportation

Driving or flying are your best options to get to the small town of Red Lodge, Montana, and once you get there, you won’t want to leave this friendly, alpine recreation paradise.

Overview

The most common and easiest way to visit Red Lodge, Montana is to fly to a nearby city and enjoy a short drive to this quaint small town and year-round recreational paradise. There are a number of taxi companies, car rental agencies, and bus and shuttle options that will help you enjoy your journey to and from Red Lodge, Montana. Check out the providers listed here for more information and for help designing your custom adventure.

Driving

  • From Billings, Montana, start from the airport and North 27th Street and head toward 2nd Avenue. Make a Right on 1st Avenue North to merge on to I-90 West and continue toward Butte for almost 12 miles. Take exit 434 toward Laurel/Red Lodge, and continue about 45 miles on US HWY 212 South into Red Lodge.
  • From Cody, Wyoming, start from Sheridan Avenue and head North toward 16th Street where you will turn left and continue less than a mile to turn left on Belfry HWY/WY 120. Travel about 38 miles and continue on Montana’s HWY 72 for about 11 miles and then turn left onto HWY 308 for about 14 miles. Turn right on to US HWY 212 and you are in Red Lodge in less than a mile.

Flying

Red Lodge has a tiny, charter-only airstrip so you’ll most likely fly into Billings, Montana on one of six commercial carriers and journey to Red Lodge from there.

Commercial Airlines Serving Billings, Montana include:

  • Frontier
  • Horizon
  • Northwest
  • United
  • Allegiant Air
  • Skywest

Car Rentals

You’ll likely be flying into Billings Logan International Airport on your journey to Red Lodge. It’s roughly an hour or about 60 miles to Red Lodge from Billings. It’s a great idea to rent a vehicle from one of the excellent service providers listed here.

Public Buses and Shuttles

As a town only a few miles wide, Red Lodge does not have a public bus system. You can arrange for Red Lodge’s local taxi and tour service to come get you within a 150-mile radius or take one of the commercial bus transportation options listed on this page from a nearby city.

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