There are 5 ways to get from Las Vegas to Mount Rushmore by bus, plane, 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

Bus, fly  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Highlands University to South Capitol
  2. Fly from Santa Fe (SAF) to Rapid City (RAP) SAF - RAP

$411 - $1,626

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  21 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Las Vegas Intermodal Facility to Raton Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Raton to Denver, Co
  3. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
  4. Take the bus from Buffalo, WY to Rapid City, SD 702

$238 - $387

3 alternative options

Train, bus via Cheyenne, WY  •  21 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Las Vegas Intermodal Facility to Raton Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Raton to Colorado Springs, Co
  3. Take the bus from Colorado Springs, Co to Denver, Co
  4. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Cheyenne, Wy
  5. Take the bus from Cheyenne, WY to Buffalo, WY
  6. Take the bus from Buffalo, WY to Rapid City, SD 702

$240 - $432

Train, Amtrak Thruway operated by Greyhound, bus  •  22 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Las Vegas Intermodal Facility to Raton Amtrak
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway operated by Greyhound from Raton, NM to Denver Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
  4. Take the bus from Buffalo, WY to Rapid City, SD 702

Drive  •  11 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Las Vegas to Mount Rushmore 714.4 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Las Vegas to Mount Rushmore is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 11 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Las Vegas to Mount Rushmore is to bus and fly which costs $410 - $1,700 and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The distance between Las Vegas and Mount Rushmore is 583 miles. The road distance is 714.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Las Vegas to Mount Rushmore without a car is to train and bus which takes 21 h 37 min and costs $230 - $390.

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It takes approximately 7 h 45 min to get from Las Vegas to Mount Rushmore, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Santa Fe Airport to Rapid City Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Las Vegas to Mount Rushmore is 714 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 36 min to drive from Las Vegas to Mount Rushmore.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Santa Fe Airport to Rapid City Airport.

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There are 53+ hotels available in Mount Rushmore. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Las Vegas to Mount Rushmore.
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  • Distance: 583.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 45 min

What companies run services between Las Vegas, NM, USA and Mount Rushmore, SD, USA?

There is no direct connection from Las Vegas to Mount Rushmore. However, you can take the bus to South Capitol, take the taxi to Santa Fe airport, fly to Rapid City, then take the taxi to Mount Rushmore. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Las Vegas to Mount Rushmore via Raton Amtrak, Raton, Denver, Co, Denver, CO, Buffalo, WY, and Rapid City, SD in around 21 h 37 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Santa Fe to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Santa Fe to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Las Vegas Intermodal Facility to Raton Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Bus operators
New Mexico Transport
Website
dot.state.nm.us
Bus from Highlands University to South Capitol
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
dot.state.nm.us
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Raton to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bus from Raton to Colorado Springs, Co
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Colorado Springs, Co to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bus from Denver, Co to Cheyenne, Wy
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
expressarrow.com
Bus from Cheyenne, WY to Buffalo, WY
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
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
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Raton, NM to Denver Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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