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There are 7 ways to get from Denver to South Dakota by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Rapid City  •  3 h 9 min

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

$298 - $384

Cheapest option

Fly to Pierre  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Pierre (PIR) DEN - PIR

$77 - $425

5 alternative options

Fly to Watertown  •  10 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Watertown (ATY) DEN - ATY

$89 - $472

Fly to Sioux Falls  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Sioux Falls (FSD) DEN - FSD

$121 - $471

Bus  •  16 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Omaha, NE 1402
  2. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Sioux Falls, SD 502

$115 - $219

Bus, train  •  22 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Denver International Airport to Granby, CO
  2. Take the train from Granby Amtrak to Lincoln Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Lincoln, NE to Omaha, NE
  4. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Sioux Falls, SD 502

Drive  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Denver to Sioux Falls 722.8 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Denver to South Dakota is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 10 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Denver to South Dakota is to fly which costs $75 - $430 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Denver to South Dakota. However, there are services departing from Denver, CO and arriving at 10th/Jessica SW corner via Omaha, NE, Maple/Career NE corner and The Bus Stop. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 19 min.

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The distance between Denver and South Dakota is 416 miles. The road distance is 722.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Denver to South Dakota without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 19 min and costs $110 - $220.

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It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to get from Denver to South Dakota, including transfers.

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Denver to South Dakota bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Denver, CO station.

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The best way to get from Denver to South Dakota is to fly which takes 3 h 9 min and costs $290 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $220 and takes 16 h 19 min.

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The quickest flight from Denver Airport to Rapid City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 12 min.

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Denver to South Dakota bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Sioux Falls, SD station.

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Map of how to get from Denver to South Dakota.
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  • Distance: 416.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 9 min

What companies run services between Denver, CO, USA and South Dakota, USA?

United Airlines flies from Denver to Rapid City 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Denver to Sioux Falls via Omaha, NE, Sioux Falls, SD, Maple/Career NE corner, and The Bus Stop in around 16 h 19 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Denver to Rapid City
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from Denver to Sioux Falls
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
California Pacific Airlines
Website
mycpair.com
Flights from Denver to Pierre
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Flights from Denver to Watertown via Pierre
Ave. Duration
14 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Denver to Sioux Falls
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Granby Amtrak to Lincoln Amtrak
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $480
Bus operators
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
expressarrow.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Sioux Falls, SD
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Home James Transportation
Website
homejamestransportation.com
Bus from Denver International Airport to Granby, CO
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$79
Schedules at
homejamestransportation.com
Book at
homejamestransportation.hudsonltd.net
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Lincoln, NE to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com

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South Dakota is 1 h ahead of Denver. It is currently 7:06 PM in Denver and 8:06 PM in South Dakota.

Yes, the driving distance between Denver to South Dakota is 723 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 52 min to drive from Denver to South Dakota.

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

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The best way to get from Denver to Denver Airport is to train which takes 37 min and costs $9.

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