There are 3 ways to get from Denver to Rapid City by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  3 h 11 min

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

$298 - $384

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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

$120 - $175

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Drive  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Denver to Rapid City 408.8 miles

$40 - $60

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

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The best way to get from Denver to Rapid City without a car is to bus which takes 13 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to get from Denver to Rapid City, including transfers.

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Denver to Rapid City bus services, operated by Express Arrow, depart from Denver, CO station.

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The best way to get from Denver to Rapid City is to fly which takes 3 h 11 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h.

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The quickest flight from Denver Airport to Rapid City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 14 min.

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Denver to Rapid City bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Rapid City, SD station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Denver to Rapid City is 409 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 33 min to drive from Denver to Rapid City.

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United Airlines offers flights from Denver Airport to Rapid City Airport.

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  • Distance: 315 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 11 min

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

United Airlines flies from Denver to Rapid City 5 times a day. 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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Bus operators
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
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
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jeffersonlines.com

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There are 48+ hotels available in Rapid City. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Denver to Denver Airport is to train which takes 37 min and costs .

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