There are 3 ways to get from Denver to Rapid City by plane, taxi, 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, taxi  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Rapid City (RAP) DEN - RAP
  2. Take a taxi from Rapid City to Rapid City

$298 - $384

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, WY to Rapid City, SD 702

$143 - $163

1 alternative option

Drive  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Denver to Rapid City 408.8 miles

$40 - $60

What companies run services between Denver, CO, USA and Rapid City, SD, USA?

You can take a bus from Denver to Rapid City via Buffalo, WY in around 13 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Denver to Rapid City
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Bus operators
Express Arrow vehicles
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$104
Schedules at
expressarrow.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Buffalo, WY to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Other operators
Taxi from Rapid City to Rapid City
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Rapid Taxi
Phone
+1 605-348-8080
Website
rapidtaxirc.com
Tim's Taxi Service
Phone
+1 605-389-7023
City Cab
Phone
+1 605-863-1111
Website
rapidcitytaxicab.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Denver to Rapid City?

The distance between Denver and Rapid City is 504 km. The road distance is 654 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Denver to Rapid City?

The cheapest way to get from Denver to Rapid City is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 6 h 33 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Denver to Rapid City?

The quickest way to get from Denver to Rapid City is to fly and taxi which takes 3 h 12 min and costs $290 - $390.

Is there a direct bus between Denver and Rapid City?

No, there is no direct bus from Denver to Rapid City. However, there are services departing from Denver, CO and arriving at Rapid City, SD via Buffalo, WY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h.

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

It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to get from Denver to Rapid City, including transfers.