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 50 min

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

$357 - $800

Cheapest option

Bus via Mall of America Transit Station dep Gate C  •  22 h 48 min

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

$201 - $286

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  22 h 28 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 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 distance between Chicago and Mount Rushmore is 817 miles. The road distance is 941.7 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Chicago to Mount Rushmore without a car is to train and bus which takes 22 h 28 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Chicago to Mount Rushmore, including transfers.

More details

The best way to get from Chicago to Mount Rushmore is to fly which takes 4 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 22 h 48 min.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Rapid City Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 24 min.

Search flights

Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Mount Rushmore is 942 miles. It takes approximately 14 h 48 min to drive from Chicago to Mount Rushmore.

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

There are 49+ hotels available in Mount Rushmore. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

More details

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

More details

Map of how to get from Chicago to Mount Rushmore.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 816.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

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 St Paul, MN, Union Depot & Gate A1, MOA Transit Station & Gate A, Mall of America Transit Station dep Gate C, Burnsville Transit Station, Burnsville, MN, and Rapid City, SD in around 22 h 48 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rapid City
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 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 57 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 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
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 1-800-872-7245
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 Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
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 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

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.