Throughout this guide, Frommer's lists prices in the local currency. Rates fluctuate, however, so before departing consult a currency exchange website such as www.oanda.com/currency/converter to check up-to-the-minute rates.
ATMs are widely available in the gateway cities and developed areas in both parks. Beware of hidden credit card fees while traveling. If you are visiting from outside the U.S., check with your credit or debit card issuer to see what fees, if any, will be charged for overseas transactions. Recent reform legislation in the U.S., for example, has curbed some exploitative lending practices. But many banks have responded by increasing fees in other areas, including fees for customers who use credit and debit cards while out of the country -- even if those charges were made in U.S. dollars. Fees can amount to 3% or more of the purchase price. Check with your bank before departing to avoid any surprise charges on your statement.
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What Things Cost in US$
Admission to both parks for a week 25.00
Double motel room in or around the parks, peak season 89.00-229.00
Double motel room, winter season 59.00-199.00
Cabin with bed and bathroom 79.00-299.00
Dinner main course in a full-service hotel restaurant 15.00-50.00
Horseback riding for 1 hour 40.00-70.00
1-hour lake cruise 9.00-15.00
Bus sightseeing tour (Yellowstone) 26.00-85.00
Round-trip snowcoach to Old Faithful 110.00-140.00
1 gallon/1 liter of premium gas 2.95/1.90
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.