There are 6 ways to get from Los Angeles to Rapid City 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 Los Angeles  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Rapid City (RAP) LAX - RAP

$278 - $745

Cheapest option

Bus  •  37 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Vail
  2. Take the bus from Vail 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

$249 - $428

4 alternative options

Fly from Burbank  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Burbank (BUR) to Rapid City (RAP) BUR - RAP

$276 - $1,244

Train, bus  •  40 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak 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

$321 - $659

Train, bus via Kansas City, MO  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Sioux Falls, SD 502
  3. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD 701

$358 - $858

Drive  •  22 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Rapid City 1436.2 miles

$140 - $210

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Rapid City, SD, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Los Angeles to Rapid City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Vail, Denver, Co, Denver, CO, and Buffalo, WY in around 37 h 10 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Phoenix, Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Burbank to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Burbank to Rapid City via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via San Diego, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Burbank to Rapid City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Burbank to Rapid City via Salt Lake City, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Raton Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Flexi Coach Seat
$260 - $380
Business Coach Seat
$310 - $430
Room
$550 - $800
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
35 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$400 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Vail
Ave. Duration
19 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $230
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$90 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $230
Bus from Vail to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
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
Bustang
Phone
800-900-3011
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Vail Transportation Center to Denver Bus Center - Greyhound
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
ridebustang.com
Express Arrow vehicles
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$104
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
Schedules at
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

The distance between Los Angeles and Rapid City is 1705 km. The road distance is 2298 km.

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Rapid City is to drive which costs $140 - $210 and takes 22 h 14 min.

The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Rapid City is to fly which takes 6 h 20 min and costs $270 - $1,300.

No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles to Rapid City. However, there are services departing from Los Angeles, Ca and arriving at Rapid City, SD via Vail, Denver, CO and Buffalo, WY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 10 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 35 min to get from Los Angeles to Rapid City, including transfers.