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

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Fly to Rapid City  •  3 h 38 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

$180 - $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

$176 - $281

Drive  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Denver to Mount Rushmore 386.2 miles

$35 - $55

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

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The quickest way to get from Denver to Mount Rushmore is to fly which costs $340 - $450 and takes 3 h 38 min.

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The distance between Denver and Mount Rushmore is 298 miles. The road distance is 386.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Denver to Mount Rushmore without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 35 min and costs $180 - $250.

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It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to get from Denver to Mount Rushmore, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Denver to Mount Rushmore is to fly which takes 3 h 38 min and costs $340 - $450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $180 - $250 and takes 13 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Denver Airport to Rapid City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 13 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Denver to Mount Rushmore is 386 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to drive from Denver to Mount Rushmore.

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

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There are 53+ hotels available in Mount Rushmore. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Denver to Mount Rushmore.
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  • Distance: 298.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 38 min

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

United Airlines flies from Denver to Mount Rushmore every 4 hours. 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
Flights from Denver to Chadron via Alliance
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $200
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
Bus from Cheyenne, WY to Buffalo, WY
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
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
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
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

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