There are 3 ways to get from Kansas City to Mount Rushmore by plane, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly  •  6 h 43 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

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The distance between Kansas City and Mount Rushmore is 569 miles. The road distance is 729.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Mount Rushmore without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 43 min to get from Kansas City to Mount Rushmore, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Mount Rushmore is to fly which takes 6 h 43 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 14 h 20 min.

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There is no direct flight from Kansas City Airport to Rapid City Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 53 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kansas City to Mount Rushmore is 730 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 14 min to drive from Kansas City to Mount Rushmore.

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Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Kansas City Airport to Rapid City Airport.

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There are 49+ hotels available in Mount Rushmore. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Kansas City Airport is to line 229 bus which takes 56 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Kansas City to Mount Rushmore.
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  • Distance: 568.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 43 min

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

United Airlines, Delta 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 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $430
Flights from Kansas City to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $430
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Rapid City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $440
Flights from Kansas City to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $440
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Kansas City to Rapid City via Phoenix esa Gateway
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,700
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
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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