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.

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Fly from Los Angeles  •  6 h 48 min

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

$321 - $803

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Bus  •  37 h 45 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

$286 - $519

3 alternative options

Fly from Burbank  •  6 h 37 min

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

$320 - $1,302

Train, bus  •  41 h 28 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

$357 - $750

Drive  •  22 h 8 min

  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 22 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Mount Rushmore is to fly which costs $320 - $1,300 and takes 6 h 37 min.

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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 37 h 45 min and costs $280 - $550.

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It takes approximately 6 h 48 min 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 6 h 48 min and costs $320 - $850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $280 - $550 and takes 37 h 45 min.

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There is no direct flight from Los Angeles Airport to Rapid City Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 34 min and has one stopover.

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

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles to Mount Rushmore.
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  • Distance: 1048.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 48 min

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 Vail, Denver, Co, Denver, CO, Buffalo, WY, and Rapid City, SD in around 37 h 45 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 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 Burbank to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 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 Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Los Angeles to Rapid City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Burbank to Rapid City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Burbank to Rapid City via Salt Lake City, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 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

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 Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to Raton Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 h 38 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
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.

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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 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
$15 - $19
Schedules at
ridebustang.com
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
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

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs $6 - $8.

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