There are 3 ways to get from Minneapolis to Rapid City by plane, bus 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  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Rapid City (RAP) MSP - RAP

$211 - $458

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Burnsville, MN to Rapid City, SD 701

$102 - $153

1 alternative option

Drive  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Rapid City 612.8 miles

$60 - $90

What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and Rapid City, SD, USA?

Delta and United Airlines fly from Minneapolis to Rapid City 5 times a day. Alternatively, Jefferson Lines operates a bus from Minneapolis to Rapid City every 3 hours. Tickets cost $100 - $150 and the journey takes 11 h 35 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Rapid City
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Burnsville, MN to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Minneapolis and Rapid City is 796 km. The road distance is 980 km.

The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Rapid City is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 9 h 16 min.

The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Rapid City is to fly which takes 3 h 19 min and costs $210 - $460.

No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Rapid City. However, there are services departing from Marquette Av S at 11 St S SW corner and arriving at Rapid City, SD via Burnsville, MN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 1 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to get from Minneapolis to Rapid City, including transfers.