There are 6 ways to get from New Jersey 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  •  7 h 53 min

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

$325 - $647

Cheapest option

Bus via Chicago, Il  •  42 h 47 min

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

$283 - $553

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Train, bus via New York Penn Station  •  43 h 54 min

  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

$388 - $833

Bus  •  46 h 5 min

  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  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Newark 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

$387 - $852

Drive  •  27 h 39 min

  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 27 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Jersey to Mount Rushmore is to fly which costs $320 - $650 and takes 7 h 53 min.

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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 bus which takes 42 h 47 min and costs $280 - $600.

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It takes approximately 7 h 53 min 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 7 h 53 min and costs $320 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $280 - $600 and takes 42 h 47 min.

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There is no direct flight from Newark Airport to Rapid City Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 46 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between New Jersey to Mount Rushmore is 1725 miles. It takes approximately 27 h 39 min 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 $79 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from New Jersey to Mount Rushmore.
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  • Distance: 1516.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 53 min

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

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Elizabeth to Mount Rushmore hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Newark to Mount Rushmore via Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, Ny, Chicago, Il, Minneapolis, Mn, Marquette Av S at 11 St S SW corner, Burnsville Transit Station, Burnsville, MN, and Rapid City, SD in around 42 h 47 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Newark to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Newark to Rapid City via Akron, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newark to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newark to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Newark to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
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 New York Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
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
7 h 48 min
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 Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$140 - $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 New York, Ny to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $130
Flexible
$150 - $210
Bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Newark, Nj to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
30 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $300
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
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Sioux Falls, SD
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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