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There are 7 ways to get from Chicago to South Dakota by plane, car, train or bus

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Recommended option

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Rapid City  •  4 h 17 min

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

$311 - $740

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Omaha, NE 1203 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Sioux Falls, SD 502

$99 - $156

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Fly Chicago Midway to Aberdeen  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Aberdeen (ABR) MDW - ABR

$274 - $1,420

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Sioux Falls  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Sioux Falls (FSD) ORD - FSD

$174 - $477

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Sioux City, drive  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Sioux City (SUX) ORD - SUX
  2. Drive from Sioux City to Yankton

$179 - $1,616

Train, bus  •  15 h 26 min

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

$146 - $288

Drive  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Sioux Falls 576.7 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to South Dakota is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to South Dakota is to fly which costs $310 - $750 and takes 4 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to South Dakota. However, there are services departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at 10th/Jessica SW corner via Omaha, NE, Maple/Career NE corner and The Bus Stop. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 59 min.

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The distance between Chicago and South Dakota is 671 miles. The road distance is 576.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to South Dakota without a car is to train and bus which takes 15 h 26 min and costs $140 - $290.

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It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to get from Chicago to South Dakota, including transfers.

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Chicago to South Dakota bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Chicago, IL station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to South Dakota is to fly which takes 4 h 17 min and costs $310 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $160 and takes 15 h 59 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Rapid City Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 19 min.

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Chicago to South Dakota bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Sioux Falls, SD station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to South Dakota.
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  • Distance: 671.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 17 min

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and South Dakota, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Rapid City 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Sioux Falls via Omaha, NE, Sioux Falls, SD, Maple/Career NE corner, and The Bus Stop in around 15 h 59 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago Midway to Aberdeen via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago Midway to Aberdeen via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Aberdeen via Atlanta, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sioux Falls via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rapid City
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sioux Falls
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rapid City
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sioux Falls
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Sioux City
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
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 Sioux Falls, SD
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Sioux Falls, SD
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Burlington Trailways

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to South Dakota is 577 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 24 min to drive from Chicago to South Dakota.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Rapid City Airport.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $2 - $5.

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