Your Guide to Stress-Free Transportation in Bozeman, Montana - VR Bozeman
December 09, 2020

Your Guide to Stress-Free Transportation in Bozeman, Montana

From the moment you arrive in Bozeman, Montana, stress begins to melt away. Maybe it’s the sweeping mountain views that line your horizon; perhaps it’s the clean mountain air, or maybe it’s the feeling of stepping back into a simpler time. Whatever the reason, to step foot on Bozeman soil is to step away from the weight of the world. We’re of the opinion that your transportation in Bozeman, Montana should be no different.

Stress-Free Travel Around Bozeman and Beyond

Often when traveling or visiting a new area, transportation can be one of the more stressful parts of your trip. With each new destination comes the added responsibility of researching the easiest ways to get around town, what’s most sensible for your stay, and so on. That’s why we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile a one-stop guide to all of the most stress-free ways to traipse around town during your stay. Let’s get going!

Private Car or Limousine Rentals for Luxurious Privacy

If you’re looking to tour the city in style, we highly recommend hiring a limousine or private driver to courier you about town. While the city of Bozeman, Montana may be small, its luxury travel options are mighty. Companies like Savoya and Shuttle to Big Sky are perfect for stress-free travel around Bozeman and beyond, whether you’re on a solo business venture or vacationing with a larger group. These car and limousine services are ready to scoop you up from the local airport and escort you to your desired destination. With travel changing so much in the years since the tech boom, many of these companies offer the same digital advantages of public services such as Uber or Lyft. Get text message notifications, safety GPS tracking, and more through their updated platforms.

Rental Cars for Convenience

If you want the freedom to drive where you want, when you want, without having to summon a ride, a rental car is the way to go. With many providers when you arrive at the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN), including AVIS, Enterprise, Hertz, and more, you’ll have several options, from zippy sports cars to luxury SUVs. There are also local services located near the airport, including Explore Rentals, Hatch Adventures, and Rocky Mountain Expeditions. Rental cars are one of the most reliable forms of transportation in Bozeman, Montana. Just make sure to consider the weather and what kind of road conditions you may encounter when choosing the best vehicle for you. Also, don’t plan on taking a rental car with you down any dirt roads to remote hikes, as most companies don’t allow off-pavement travel.

Uber or Lyft for Quick and Safe Jaunts

Speaking of ride-share services, we also recommend considering Uber or Lyft for getting about town. Many of Bozeman’s attractions fall within a tight radius, making Uber or Lyft a sensible, stress-free option for getting where you’d like to go quickly. These ride-share services were only made available in the last few years and have opened access to travelers who wish to enjoy their vacation without the hassle of shuttling themselves about town. This is especially true in the winter months, when roads and driving conditions can become hazardous at a moment’s notice. Utilizing a ride-share service ensures you’re trip is in the hands of a seasoned local who is used to the roads, allowing you to arrive at your destination without worry.

Helicopter Flights for Easy Day Trips

While the sweeping views of Big Sky Country are breathtaking, they can take some serious time to trek across. There’s a reason you don’t take a local’s word for something being “just down the road,” and always double-check the GPS. With so much beautiful land, it can be quite a haul to get from one destination to another. That’s when we suggest considering a private charter to get you where you need to go. Companies like Rocky Mountain Rotors and Central Copters are wonderful options for shuttling your party from one location to the next in style. Both companies place a massive emphasis on safety and service, assuring all passengers can have peace of mind in the hands of their seasoned pilots.

Walk, Bike, or Scooter for Living Like a Local

One of the greatest attractions in Bozeman is its town culture. The historic roots are on full display through turn-of-the-century architecture, nostalgic charm, and those famous western manners of old. These authentic details come together with the modern amenities the city has worked hard to prioritize—fabulous local coffee, upscale boutiques, and posh cocktail lounges—for an experience unlike any other.

With most of the city living concentrated on Main Street, walking on foot, hopping on an electric scooter, or biking your way down the central street is a great way to enjoy the city. Stroll to grab local ice cream or peruse the clothing shops in spring, summer, and fall, or grab a hand-crafted cocktail or latte in the winter (just make sure to dress appropriately for the weather)!

If you have questions about the best ways to get around Bozeman, or recommended vendors for some of the services we’ve mentioned, please reach out! VRBozeman’s concierge service is here to help.

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