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There are 10 ways to get from Arizona to Mount Rushmore by plane, bus, car, shuttle or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Phoenix  •  6h 15m

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Rapid City (RAP) PHX - RAP

$287 - $1,097

Cheapest option

Line 108 bus to Phoenix esa Gateway, fly  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the line 108 bus from Elliot Rd & Gilbert Rd to Superstition Springs TC
  2. Fly from Phoenix esa Gateway (AZA) to Rapid City (RAP) AZA - RAP

$209 - $652

8 alternative options

Fly from Tucson  •  7h

  1. Fly from Tucson (TUS) to Rapid City (RAP) TUS - RAP

$319 - $1,199

Drive to Prescott, fly  •  9h 25m

  1. Drive from Mesa del Caballo to Prescott
  2. Fly from Prescott (PRC) to Rapid City (RAP) PRC - RAP

$275 - $1,009

Bus to Las Vegas, fly  •  6h 2m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Laughlin, NV to Las Vegas McCarran Airport, NV
  2. Fly from Las Vegas (LAS) to Rapid City (RAP) LAS - RAP

$280 - $1,016

Bus via Greeley  •  33h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix, AZ to Las Cruces, NM
  2. Take the bus from Las Cruces, NM to Greeley, CO
  3. Take the bus from Greeley, CO to Buffalo, WY
  4. Take the bus from Buffalo, WY to Rapid City, SD 702

$294 - $387

Bus  •  36h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix, Az to Las Cruces, Nm
  2. Take the bus from Las Cruces, Nm to Denver, Co
  3. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
  4. Take the bus from Buffalo, WY to Rapid City, SD 702

$282 - $382

Bus #2  •  38h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix to Las Cruces, Nm
  2. Take the bus from Las Cruces, Nm to Denver, Co
  3. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
  4. Take the bus from Buffalo, WY to Rapid City, SD 702

$297 - $413

Amtrak Thruway, train, bus  •  45h 50m

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Phoenix, AZ to Flagstaff, AZ
  2. Take the train from Flagstaff Amtrak Station to Kansas City Union Station
  3. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Sioux Falls, SD 502
  4. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD 701

Drive  •  20h 22m

  1. Drive from Phoenix to Mount Rushmore 1301.8 miles

$120 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Arizona to Mount Rushmore is to drive which costs $120 - $190 and takes 20h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Arizona to Mount Rushmore is to line 108 bus and fly which costs $200 - $650 and takes 5h 10m.

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The distance between Arizona and Mount Rushmore is 796 miles. The road distance is 1301.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Arizona to Mount Rushmore without a car is to bus via Greeley which takes 33h 8m and costs $290 - $390.

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It takes approximately 6h 15m to get from Arizona to Mount Rushmore, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Arizona to Mount Rushmore is to fly which takes 6h 15m and costs $280 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus via Greeley, which costs $290 - $390 and takes 33h 8m.

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There is no direct flight from Phoenix Airport to Rapid City Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 49m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arizona to Mount Rushmore is 1302 miles. It takes approximately 20h 22m to drive from Arizona to Mount Rushmore.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Phoenix Airport to Rapid City Airport.

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There are 64+ hotels available in Mount Rushmore. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Arizona to Mount Rushmore.
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  • Distance: 795.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 15m

What companies run services between Arizona, USA and Mount Rushmore, SD, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and four other airlines fly from Phoenix to Mount Rushmore hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Phoenix to Mount Rushmore via Las Cruces, NM, Greeley, CO, Greeley, CO, Buffalo, WY, and Rapid City, SD in around 33h 8m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Phoenix to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Phoenix to Rapid City via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Tucson to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Tucson to Rapid City via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Tucson to Rapid City via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Tucson to Rapid City via Houston, Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Prescott to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Prescott to Rapid City via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
13h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Las Vegas to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Phoenix to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Phoenix to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Tucson to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Tucson to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Tucson to Rapid City via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Phoenix to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Phoenix to Rapid City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Tucson to Rapid City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Phoenix esa Gateway to Rapid City
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Las Vegas to Rapid City
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Flagstaff Amtrak Station to Kansas City Union Station
Ave. Duration
24h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Premium
$370 - $550
Flexi Coach Seat
$250 - $370
Business Seat
$270 - $380
Bus operators
Valley Metro
Phone
(602) 253-5000
Email
csr@valleymetro.org
Website
valleymetro.org
Bus from Elliot Rd & Gilbert Rd to Superstition Springs TC
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Valley Metro
Aloha Airport Express
Website
azaloha.com
Shuttle from Laughlin, NV to Las Vegas McCarran Airport, NV
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
azaloha.com
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Phoenix, AZ to Las Cruces, NM
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
Bus from Las Cruces, NM to Greeley, CO
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
eplalimo.com
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Greeley, CO to Buffalo, WY
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Schedules at
expressarrow.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Schedules at
expressarrow.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Buffalo, WY to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Sioux Falls, SD
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Phoenix, Az to Las Cruces, Nm
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $100
Bus from Las Cruces, Nm to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $95
Flexible
$100 - $150
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Phoenix to Las Cruces, Nm
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Phoenix, AZ to Flagstaff, AZ
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
amtrak.com

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