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

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  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Rapid City (RAP) DTW - RAP

$407 - $1,697

Cheapest option

Bus  •  28 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
  3. Take the bus from Burnsville, MN to Rapid City, SD 701

$234 - $416

3 alternative options

Bus via Omaha, NE  •  27 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Omaha, NE
  3. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Sioux Falls, SD 502
  4. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD 701

$243 - $388

Train, bus  •  28 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Burnsville, MN to Rapid City, SD 701

$289 - $552

Drive  •  19 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Detroit to Mount Rushmore 1229.2 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Mount Rushmore is to drive which costs $120 - $180 and takes 19 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Mount Rushmore is to fly which costs $400 - $1,700 and takes 7 h 10 min.

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The distance between Detroit and Mount Rushmore is 1039 miles. The road distance is 1229.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to get from Detroit to Mount Rushmore, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Mount Rushmore, SD, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Detroit to Mount Rushmore hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Detroit to Mount Rushmore via Chicago, IL, Omaha, NE, Sioux Falls, SD, and Rapid City, SD in around 27 h 58 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to Rapid City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Flights from Detroit to Rapid City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,900
Flights from Detroit to Rapid City via Appleton, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to Rapid City via Lansing, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to Rapid City via Wausau/Marshfield, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Detroit to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,800
Flights from Detroit to Rapid City via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Detroit to Rapid City via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Detroit to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Detroit to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,800
Flights from Detroit to Rapid City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,800
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Detroit Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Detroit, MI to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$28 - $40
Online Fare
$35 - $60
Standard Fare
$45 - $70
Refundable
$50 - $80
Burlington Trailways
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Burnsville, MN to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110

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