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There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles to Mount Rushmore 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  •  6h 53m

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

$321 - $794

Cheapest option

Bus  •  38h

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Frisco
  2. Take the bus from Frisco Transfer Center to Denver Bus Center - Greyhound
  3. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
  4. Take the bus from Buffalo, WY to Rapid City, SD 702

$284 - $515

3 alternative options

Fly from Burbank  •  6h 43m

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

$350 - $1,402

Train, bus  •  42h 28m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Raton Amtrak Station
  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

$357 - $750

Drive  •  22h 8m

  1. Drive from Los Angeles to Mount Rushmore 1413.6 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Mount Rushmore is to drive which costs $130 - $200 and takes 22h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Mount Rushmore is to fly which costs $350 - $1,400 and takes 6h 43m.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Mount Rushmore is 1048 miles. The road distance is 1413.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Mount Rushmore without a car is to bus which takes 38h and costs $280 - $550.

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It takes approximately 6h 53m to get from Los Angeles to Mount Rushmore, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Mount Rushmore is to fly which takes 6h 53m and costs $320 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $280 - $550 and takes 38h.

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There is no direct flight from Los Angeles Airport to Rapid City Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 39m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Los Angeles to Mount Rushmore is 1414 miles. It takes approximately 22h 8m to drive from Los Angeles to Mount Rushmore.

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Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Rapid City Airport.

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There are 54+ hotels available in Mount Rushmore. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Mount Rushmore.
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  • Distance: 1048.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 53m

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Mount Rushmore, SD, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Los Angeles to Mount Rushmore hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles to Mount Rushmore via Frisco, Frisco Transfer Center, Denver, CO, Buffalo, WY, and Rapid City, SD in around 38h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Eagle, Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Fresno, Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via San Diego, Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 4m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Aspen, Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Montrose, Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Burbank to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Burbank to Rapid City via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from Burbank to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Burbank to Rapid City via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $750
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Raton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21h 38m
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

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Frisco
Ave. Duration
20h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $230
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$90 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $230
Bus from Frisco to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
Bus from Raton to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bustang
Phone
800-900-3011
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Frisco Transfer Center to Denver Bus Center - Greyhound
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
ridebustang.com
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
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
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Raton, NM to Denver Bus Center - Greyhound
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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