There are 5 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 17 min

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

$275 - $743

Cheapest option

Bus  •  36 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Grand Junction, Co
  2. Take the bus from Grand Junction, Co 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

$262 - $439

3 alternative options

Fly from Burbank  •  6 h 4 min

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

$274 - $1,242

Train, bus  •  40 h 53 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

$332 - $670

Drive  •  22 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Rapid City 1436.2 miles

$140 - $210

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Rapid City is to fly which costs $270 - $1,300 and takes 6 h 4 min.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Rapid City is 1066 miles. The road distance is 1436.2 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 6 h 17 min to get from Los Angeles to Rapid City, including transfers.

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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 Grand Junction, Co, Denver, CO and Buffalo, WY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Rapid City.
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  • Distance: 1065.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 17 min

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

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Los Angeles to Rapid City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Grand Junction, Co, Denver, Co, Denver, CO, and Buffalo, WY in around 36 h 45 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Santa Barbara, Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Phoenix, Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Burbank to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Burbank to Rapid City via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 46 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
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Burbank to Rapid City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 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 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Raton Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 38 min
Frequency
Once 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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Grand Junction, Co
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from Grand Junction, Co to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
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
Express Arrow vehicles
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$115
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

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