There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Rapid City by plane, train, bus or car

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  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Rapid City (RAP) ORD - RAP

$311 - $740

Cheapest option

Bus via Minneapolis, MN  •  22 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN via Minneapolis
  2. Take the bus from Burnsville, MN to Rapid City, SD 701

$131 - $208

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  21 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak Empire Builder
  2. Take the bus from Burnsville, MN to Rapid City, SD 701

$179 - $342

Bus  •  23 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to St Paul, Mn 4712 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Burnsville, MN to Rapid City, SD 701

$157 - $276

Drive  •  14 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Rapid City 918.7 miles

$90 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Rapid City is to drive which costs $90 - $130 and takes 14 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Rapid City is to fly which takes 4 h 19 min and costs $310 - $750.

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The distance between Chicago and Rapid City is 1291 km. The road distance is 1470 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from Chicago to Rapid City, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Rapid City. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Rapid City, SD via Marquette Av S at 3 St S SW corner and Burnsville, MN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 6 min.

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What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Rapid City, SD, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Rapid City every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Rapid City via Minneapolis, MN, Marquette Av S at 3 St S SW corner, Burnsville Transit Station, and Burnsville, MN in around 22 h 6 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rapid City
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rapid City
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Burnsville, MN to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago, Il to St Paul, Mn
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110

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