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Flights to Montana Guide: How to Fly Privately to Montana

Experience the unvarnished beauty of the great American outdoors with a visit to Montana. From its vast plains to its picturesque mountain ranges, this idyllic state’s cornucopia of natural wonders makes it a true sight to behold, worthy of the “Big Sky Country” moniker. Discover all that this amazing state has to offer with Magellan Jets’ destinations guide on how to fly privately to Montana.


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As a scenic getaway with so much to explore, Montana has several popular routes frequented by private jet travelers. Here are the top spots Magellan Jets guests fly into the state from, as well as information on recommended aircraft, flight time estimates and more.

New York City TO Montana

Popular FBOs and Private Terminals: For travelers leaving the New York City area, many fly out of Teterboro Airport (TEB) in Teterboro, N.J., before arriving at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) in Montana.

Recommended Aircraft: For flights to Montana from the New York City area, a G450 is recommended.

Flight Time Estimate: Aboard a G450, the estimated flight time is approximately 4.7 hour.

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Popular FBOs and Private Terminals: For travelers leaving the Los Angeles area, many fly out of Van Nuys Airport (VNY) in Los Angeles, before arriving at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) in Montana.

Recommended Aircraft: For flights to Montana from the Los Angeles area, a G450 or Challenger 300 are recommended.

Flight Time Estimate: Aboard a G450 or Challenger 300, the estimated flight time is approximately 2.2 hours.

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If you need any type of ground transportation while traveling to and from your terminal, Magellan Jets’ Guest Services team can easily make all the arrangements for you.


In order to truly take advantage of Montana’s awe-inspiring natural landscape, a retreat to a luxury ranch is a must. Thankfully, the state has several amazing places to stay that fuse the ultimate in white glove service with elevated, outdoor experiences fit for the whole family.

Less than an hour away from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, Montana, has served guests for over a century. Offering cozy, yet upscale cabins and lodge houses, stay in style while you explore nearby Yellowstone National Park. Be sure to visit in the winter to enjoy expansive ski areas, as well as picture-perfect horse-drawn sleigh rides.

 Another popular place to stay is Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Montana. Featuring luxury cabin and lodge house accommodations, this “designed for adults” getaway is part of the exclusive Relais & Châteaux collection of hotels restaurants, which means you can always expect award-winning service. Whether you’re looking for a spa day in the mountains or want to fully immerse yourself in outdoor fun, Triple Creek Ranch has it all.

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If you’re looking to explore fine-dining eateries, there’s no shortage of excellent restaurants in Montana. At the top of the list is Cafe Kandahar, found inside the Kandahar Lodge at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Focused on providing exceptional service and cuisine that highlights local and seasonal ingredients, Cafe Kandahar is helmed by Executive Chef Andy Blanton, a four-time James Beard Award “Best Chef in America” semi-finalist.

While the Historic Chico Hot Springs Resort & Spa is known for its relaxing amenities, it’s also one of the best places to grab a bite in Montana. Chico’s Dining Room is a haven of gourmet cuisine featuring the freshest ingredients, as well as an exceptional wine list that’s earned Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence. Additionally, Executive Chef Dave Wells is also a former James Beard Award semi-finalist in the “Best Chef in the Northwest” category.


For private jet travelers visiting Montana, you’ll never run out of great activities to experience. Of course, the real draw of the state is it’s collection of natural wonders, so make sure to visit Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park and more. Additionally, the state is filled with history, such as the the site of the Battle of Little Bighorn and the trail used by Lewis and Clark in 1804.

With so much wilderness to explore, Montana has turned into an exceptional getaway for guests interested in fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horse back riding and, when the cold weather hits, lots and lots of skiing. But after a long day of hitting the trails (or spa treatment pampering if you take advantage of your luxury ranch amenities) nothing beats kicking back for an evening with loved ones under the stars.

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