Butte travel guide

Butte Tourism | Butte Guide

You're Going to Love Butte

With a population of 34,190, Butte is a must-see destination in Montana, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

What to do in Butte

Top activities & attractions in Butte

Where to Eat in Butte

If you’re looking for affordable options, Montana’s Rib and Chophouse - Butte (4655 Harrison Ave) and Park 217 (217 W Park St) are great picks.

When to visit Butte

Butte in April
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Butte in April
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Butte in July, when the average temperature is 62.6 °F, and the highest can go up to 80.6 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is December, when it can get as cold as 5 °F, with an average temperature of 17.6 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 2.3″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Butte, with an average rainfall of 0.4″.

Data provided by weatherbase
Fahrenheit (°F)
Data provided by weatherbase

How to Get to Butte


When flying to Butte, you’ll arrive at Butte Silver Bow Co (BTM), which is located 4 miles from the city center. The shortest domestic flight to Butte departs from Salt Lake City and takes around 1h 28m.


Another option to get to Butte is to pick up a car rental from Bozeman, which is about 75 miles from Butte. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Budget, among others, in Bozeman.


Butte’s bus station is located 0.7 miles from the city center.

Airlines serving Butte

Good (2,575 reviews)
Good (402 reviews)
British Airways
Good (1,746 reviews)
Good (3,376 reviews)
Good (1,039 reviews)
Air France
Good (498 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,202 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,443 reviews)
Good (668 reviews)
Good (780 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (3,066 reviews)
Good (1,396 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (360 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (579 reviews)
Good (797 reviews)
Copa Airlines
Good (567 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (232 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,748 reviews)
Sun Country Air
Good (112 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (397 reviews)
Show more

Where to stay in Butte

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Comfort Inn Butte City Center I-15 / I-90 and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Butte, An IHG Hotel.

Where to stay in popular areas of Butte

Most booked hotels in Butte

Copper King Convention Center Ascend Hotel Collection
Excellent (8.8, 319 reviews)
Best Western Plus Butte Plaza Inn
Excellent (8.1, 391 reviews)
Americas Best Value Inn Butte
Good (7.8, 801 reviews)
Super 8 by Wyndham Butte MT
Good (7.3, 1495 reviews)
Days Inn by Wyndham Butte
Okay (4.7, 975 reviews)
See all hotels

Renting a car in Butte

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 27% more expensive than at Butte Silver Bow Co.

Expect to pay $3.79 per gallon in Butte (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.42 and $60.57. Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Butte, while also 38% cheaper than other types, on average.