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There are 3 ways to get from Minneapolis to Rapid City by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  3 h 18 min

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

$211 - $458

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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

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

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Rapid City is to fly which costs $210 - $460 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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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.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Rapid City is 497 miles. The road distance is 612.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Rapid City without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 1 min and costs $100 - $160.

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It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to get from Minneapolis to Rapid City, including transfers.

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Minneapolis to Rapid City bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Burnsville, MN station.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Rapid City is to fly which takes 3 h 18 min and costs $210 - $460. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $160 and takes 13 h 1 min.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Rapid City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 44 min.

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Minneapolis to Rapid City bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Rapid City, SD station.

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  • Distance: 497.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

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 once daily. 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 53 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 19 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
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
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jeffersonlines.com

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Rapid City is 1 h behind Minneapolis. It is currently 4:41 AM in Minneapolis and 3:41 AM in Rapid City.

Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Rapid City is 613 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 16 min to drive from Minneapolis to Rapid City.

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United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Minneapolis Airport to Rapid City Airport.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Rapid City. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Minneapolis Airport is to tram which takes 18 min and costs $2 - $3.

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