Travel from Chicago to Rapid-City

Bus or fly from Chicago to Rapid City?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Rapid City every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Rapid City via Minneapolis, MN and Burnsville, MN in around 21 hours 40 minutes.

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How to get from Chicago to Rapid City

ModeDurationPrice
From Jackson-Blue subway to Chicago O'Hare airport, fly to Rapid City airport, then taxi to Rapid City.4 h 22 min$399
From Adams/Wabash subway to Chicago Midway airport, fly to Rapid City airport, then taxi to Rapid City.6 h 16 min$408
From Chicago, IL bus to Minneapolis, MN, line 801 bus to Burnsville, MN, then bus to Rapid City, SD.21 h 40 min$179
From Chicago Union Station Amtrak train to St. Paul, line 906 bus to Burnsville, MN, then bus to Rapid City, SD.21 h 53 min$261
From Chicago bus to Minneapolis, MN, walk to Marquette Av S at 3 St S SW corner, line 460 bus to Burnsville, MN, then bus to Rapid City, SD.22 h 38 min$163
From Chicago drive to Rapid City.14 h 18 min$109

How long does it take to get from Chicago to Rapid City?

It takes approximately 4 hours 22 minutes to get from Chicago to Rapid City, including transfers.

Is there a direct bus between Chicago and Rapid City?

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Rapid City. However, there are services departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Rapid City, SD via Minneapolis, MN and Burnsville, MN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 hours 40 minutes.

Operators from Chicago to Rapid City

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Chicago Transit (CTA)Chicago Transit (CTA)
United AirlinesUnited Airlines
American AirlinesAmerican Airlines
DeltaDelta
Southwest AirlinesSouthwest Airlines
Allegiant AirAllegiant Air
Greyhound USA+1 214-849-8100Greyhound USA
Jefferson Lines800-451-5333Jefferson Lines
Amtrak+1 1-800-872-7245Amtrak
Megabus877-462-6342Megabus
Minnesota Valley TransitMinnesota Valley Transit
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    Chicago to Rapid City:

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      1 Fly from Chicago O'Hare
      • One-Way approx: USD $311 - $740
      • Duration: 4 h 22 min
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      2 Fly from Chicago Midway
      • One-Way approx: USD $331 - $739
      • Duration: 6 h 16 min
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      3 Bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $142 - $276
      • Duration: 21 h 40 min
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        • Duration: 21 h 40 min
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      4 Train, bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $179 - $342
      • Duration: 21 h 53 min
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      5 Bus via Marquette Av S at 3 St S SW corner
      • One-Way approx: USD $131 - $206
      • Duration: 22 h 38 min
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      6 Drive
      • One-Way approx: USD $90 - $130
      • Duration: 14 h 18 min
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