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There are 6 ways to get from Indianapolis 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 from Indianapolis  •  7h 8m

  1. Fly from Indianapolis (IND) to Rapid City (RAP) IND - RAP

$377 - $1,597

Cheapest option

Bus  •  27h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN
  3. Take the bus from Burnsville, MN to Rapid City, SD 701

$216 - $313

4 alternative options

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  8h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Chicago
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Rapid City (RAP) ORD - RAP

$376 - $829

Bus Burlington Trailways  •  25h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Omaha, NE
  2. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Sioux Falls, SD 502
  3. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD 701

$237 - $334

Train, bus  •  28h 28m

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

$279 - $522

Drive  •  17h 38m

  1. Drive from Indianapolis to Mount Rushmore 1128.6 miles

$110 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Indianapolis to Mount Rushmore is to drive which costs $110 - $160 and takes 17h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Indianapolis to Mount Rushmore is to fly which costs $370 - $1,600 and takes 7h 8m.

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The distance between Indianapolis and Mount Rushmore is 938 miles. The road distance is 1128.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Mount Rushmore without a car is to bus which takes 25h 55m and costs $230 - $340.

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It takes approximately 7h 8m to get from Indianapolis to Mount Rushmore, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Mount Rushmore is to fly which takes 7h 8m and costs $370 - $1,600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $230 - $340 and takes 25h 55m.

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There is no direct flight from Indianapolis Airport to Rapid City Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 45m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Indianapolis to Mount Rushmore is 1129 miles. It takes approximately 17h 38m to drive from Indianapolis to Mount Rushmore.

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Indianapolis Airport to Rapid City Airport.

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There are 54+ hotels available in Mount Rushmore. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Indianapolis to Mount Rushmore.
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  • Distance: 938.4 miles
  • Duration: 7h 8m

What companies run services between Indianapolis, IN, USA and Mount Rushmore, SD, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Indianapolis to Mount Rushmore hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Indianapolis to Mount Rushmore via Omaha, NE, Sioux Falls, SD, and Rapid City, SD in around 25h 55m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Indianapolis to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Indianapolis to Rapid City via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,800
Flights from Indianapolis to Rapid City via Newark
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rapid City
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
Flights from Indianapolis to Rapid City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Indianapolis to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
Flights from Indianapolis to Rapid City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,600
Flights from Indianapolis to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rapid City
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
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 Indianapolis Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Delaware St & Market St Indianapolis to Chicago
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $29
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megabus.com
Bus from Chicago to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
megabus.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Sioux Falls, SD
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Burnsville, MN to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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The best way to get from Indianapolis to Indianapolis Airport is to line 8 bus which takes 39m and costs $2.

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