There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Mount Rushmore 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 46 min

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

$357 - $800

Cheapest option

Bus via Minneapolis, MN  •  22 h 56 min

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

$187 - $283

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  22 h 28 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

$239 - $417

Bus  •  24 h 15 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

$217 - $351

Drive  •  14 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Mount Rushmore 941.7 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Mount Rushmore is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 14 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Mount Rushmore is to fly which costs $350 - $800 and takes 4 h 46 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Mount Rushmore is 817 miles. The road distance is 941.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Chicago to Mount Rushmore, including transfers.

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Chicago to Mount Rushmore every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Mount Rushmore via Minneapolis, MN, Marquette Av S at 3 St S SW corner, Burnsville Transit Station, Burnsville, MN, and Rapid City, SD in around 22 h 56 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 19 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 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
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
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Contact Details
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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