There are 3 ways to get from Kansas City to Mount Rushmore by plane, bus 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  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Rapid City (RAP) MCI - RAP

$306 - $426

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Sioux Falls, SD 502
  2. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD 701

$188 - $257

1 alternative option

Drive  •  11 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Mount Rushmore 729.8 miles

$70 - $110

What companies run services between Kansas City, MO, USA and Mount Rushmore, SD, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Kansas City to Mount Rushmore hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kansas City to Mount Rushmore via Sioux Falls, SD and Rapid City, SD in around 14 h 20 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $430
Flights from Kansas City to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $430
Flights from Kansas City to Rapid City via Houston
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $430
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Rapid City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Rapid City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $440
Flights from Kansas City to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $440
Flights from Kansas City to Rapid City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $440
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Sioux Falls, SD
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
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

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kansas City to Mount Rushmore?

The distance between Kansas City and Mount Rushmore is 910 km. The road distance is 1168 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kansas City to Mount Rushmore?

The cheapest way to get from Kansas City to Mount Rushmore is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 11 h 14 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Kansas City to Mount Rushmore?

The quickest way to get from Kansas City to Mount Rushmore is to fly which takes 6 h 36 min and costs $300 - $430.

How long does it take to get from Kansas City to Mount Rushmore?

It takes approximately 6 h 36 min to get from Kansas City to Mount Rushmore, including transfers.