Billings's Logan International Airport (tel. 406/238-3420; www.flybillings.com) is the state's busiest, located about 2 miles north of downtown. Service is provided by Alaska/Horizon (tel. 800/547-9308), Allegiant Air (tel. 702/505-8888), Delta/SkyWest (tel. 800/221-1212), Frontier (tel. 800/432-1359), Northwest (tel. 800/225-2525), and United (tel. 800/864-8331).
If you're traveling by car, I-90 connects Billings to Bozeman, Butte, and Missoula in the west before crossing into Idaho; I-90 east heads southeast into Wyoming. I-94 branches off I-90 10 miles east of town and runs northeast through Miles City and Glendive before reaching North Dakota. U.S. 87 heads north out of Billings to Roundup, and U.S. 310 goes south to Lovell, Wyoming.
The Billings Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, 815 S. 27th St. (P.O. Box 31177), Billings, MT 59107 (tel. 800/735-2635 or 406/252-4016; www.billingscvb.visitmt.com), has brochures, maps, and area information. Travel Montana's Custer Country (tel. 800/346-1876; www.custercountry.com) is another information source.
Billings's downtown street system might be a bit confusing at first, but can be mastered if you remember that Montana Avenue is the dividing line between north and south. Numbered avenues run parallel to Montana, starting with 1st Avenue North and 1st Avenue South, which are located 1 block away on each side of it, and increasing from there. The numbered streets run perpendicular to Montana, their names changing from North to South as they cross it, and increase numerically from east to west. The heart of downtown lies north of Montana and is relatively compact. Its boundaries are North 27th and North 29th streets and 1st and 6th avenues North.
To access downtown from I-90, which skims the southern edge of the city, take exit 450 and go north on 27th Street; the Business Loop follows Montana Avenue between exits 446 and 452. Coming from the north, from Roundup, U.S. 87 turns into a four-lane road before heading west into the Heights, the northeastern part of the city. Follow this road into downtown, or turn right on Airport Road to reach Logan International Airport.
The best way to see Billings is to drive. Car-rental companies at the airport include Alamo/National (tel. 800/227-7368), Enterprise (tel. 800/261-7331), Hertz (tel. 800/654-3131), and Thrifty/Dollar (tel. 800/847-4389).
The city bus service is MET Transit (tel. 406/657-8218), with buses running from 5:50am to 6:40pm weekdays and 8:10am to 5:45pm Saturdays. Fare is $1.25. Taxi service is available from City Cab (tel. 406/252-8700), Yellow Cab (tel. 406/245-3033), and Montana Custom Tours (tel. 406/860-7439; www.montanacustomtours.com).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.