There are 5 ways to get from Denver to Mount Rushmore by plane, car or bus

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 to Rapid City  •  3 h 40 min

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

$344 - $444

Cheapest option

Fly to Chadron, drive  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Chadron (CDR) DEN - CDR
  2. Drive from Chadron to Mount Rushmore

$114 - $214

3 alternative options

Bus  •  13 h 35 min

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

$215 - $250

Bus via Cheyenne, WY  •  13 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Cheyenne, Wy
  2. Take the bus from Cheyenne, WY to Buffalo, WY
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, WY to Rapid City, SD 702

$218 - $273

Drive  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Denver to Mount Rushmore 386.2 miles

$35 - $55

What companies run services between Denver, CO, USA and Mount Rushmore, SD, USA?

United Airlines flies from Denver to Mount Rushmore 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Denver to Mount Rushmore via Buffalo, WY and Rapid City, SD in around 13 h 35 min.

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
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Denver to Chadron
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $190
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
Bus from Cheyenne, WY to Buffalo, WY
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$102
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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Denver, Co to Cheyenne, Wy
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40

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.

Questions & Answers

The distance between Denver and Mount Rushmore is 477 km. The road distance is 618 km.

The cheapest way to get from Denver to Mount Rushmore is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 26 min.

The quickest way to get from Denver to Mount Rushmore is to fly which takes 3 h 40 min and costs $340 - $450.

It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Denver to Mount Rushmore, including transfers.