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There are 6 ways to get from New Jersey to Mount Rushmore by plane, train, bus, night 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  •  6h 57m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Rapid City (RAP) EWR - RAP

$325 - $647

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  44h 49m

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Chicago Amtrak, Il
  2. Take the night bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
  3. Take the bus from Burnsville, MN to Rapid City, SD 701

$288 - $555

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  44h

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
  3. Take the bus from Burnsville, MN to Rapid City, SD 701

$361 - $923

Bus  •  46h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to Kansas City, Mo
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Sioux Falls, SD 502
  3. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD 701

$304 - $555

Train, bus via Omaha, NE  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Omaha, NE
  3. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Sioux Falls, SD 502
  4. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD 701

$361 - $699

Drive  •  27h 39m

  1. Drive from Newark to Mount Rushmore 1725.1 miles

$160 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from New Jersey to Mount Rushmore is to drive which costs $160 - $250 and takes 27h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from New Jersey to Mount Rushmore is to fly which costs $320 - $650 and takes 6h 57m.

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The distance between New Jersey and Mount Rushmore is 1516 miles. The road distance is 1725.1 miles.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Mount Rushmore without a car is to train and bus which takes 44h and costs $360 - $950.

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It takes approximately 6h 57m to get from New Jersey to Mount Rushmore, including transfers.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Mount Rushmore is to fly which takes 6h 57m and costs $320 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $300 - $600 and takes 46h 5m.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Rapid City Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 50m.

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Yes, the driving distance between New Jersey to Mount Rushmore is 1725 miles. It takes approximately 27h 39m to drive from New Jersey to Mount Rushmore.

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

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There are 53+ hotels available in Mount Rushmore. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from New Jersey to Mount Rushmore.
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  • Distance: 1516.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 57m

What companies run services between New Jersey, USA and Mount Rushmore, SD, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Elizabeth to Mount Rushmore hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Newark to Mount Rushmore via Kansas City, Mo, Kansas City, MO, Sioux Falls, SD, and Rapid City, SD in around 46h 5m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Rapid City
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Newark to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Newark to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Newark to Rapid City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Newark to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 39m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Newark to Rapid City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 4m
When
Saturday
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 New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $370
Room
$500 - $700
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Train from Newark Penn Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
22h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $360
Room
$500 - $700
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
11h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Sioux Falls, SD
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Sioux Falls, SD
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
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 New York, Ny to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210
Night bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
Bus from Newark, Nj to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
30h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $300

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Newark Airport is to line 62 bus which takes 12m and costs $1 - $2.

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