There are 3 ways to get from Denver to Rapid City by plane, 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  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Rapid City (RAP) DEN - RAP

$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

$155 - $175

1 alternative option

Drive  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Denver to Rapid City 408.8 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Denver to Rapid City is to fly which costs $290 - $390 and takes 3 h 7 min.

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The distance between Denver and Rapid City is 315 miles. The road distance is 408.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to get from Denver to Rapid City, including transfers.

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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.

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

United Airlines flies from Denver to Rapid City every 4 hours. Alternatively, 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 17 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
$115
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

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