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There are 4 ways to get from Denver to Mount Rushmore by plane, car or bus

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Fly to Rapid City  •  3h 39m

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

$344 - $444

Cheapest option

Fly to Chadron, drive  •  5h 7m

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

$114 - $214

2 alternative options

Bus  •  13h 35m

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

$180 - $250

Drive  •  6h 26m

  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 6h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Denver to Mount Rushmore is to fly which costs $340 - $450 and takes 3h 39m.

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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 13h 35m and costs $180 - $250.

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It takes approximately 3h 39m 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 3h 39m and costs $340 - $450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $180 - $250 and takes 13h 35m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Denver to Mount Rushmore is 386 miles. It takes approximately 6h 26m 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 $71 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: 3h 39m

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

United Airlines flies from Denver to Mount Rushmore 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Denver to Mount Rushmore via Buffalo, WY and Rapid City, SD in around 13h 35m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Denver to Rapid City
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Denver to Chadron
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $190
Flights from Denver to Chadron via Alliance
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
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
8h 10m
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
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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

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