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There are 7 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Mount Rushmore by plane, car, train or bus

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 New York JFK to Rapid City  •  6h 32m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Rapid City (RAP) JFK - RAP

Cheapest option

Fly New York JFK to Chadron, drive  •  9h 12m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Chadron (CDR) JFK - CDR
  2. Drive from Chadron to Mount Rushmore

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Fly New York La Guardia to Rapid City  •  6h 44m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Rapid City (RAP) LGA - RAP

Fly Newark to Rapid City  •  8h 46m

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

Train, bus  •  44h 15m

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis
  3. Take the bus from Burnsville, MN to Rapid City, SD 701

Bus  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the bus from New York to Kansas City
  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

Drive  •  27h 58m

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Mount Rushmore 1751.9 miles

New York JFK (JFK) to Rapid City (RAP) flights

The flight time between New York JFK (JFK) and Rapid City (RAP) is around 9h 30m and covers a distance of around 1514 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 37m. The fastest flight normally takes 5h 48m. Services are operated by Delta, American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and others. Typically 247 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
5h 53m
Layover time:
3h 37m
Total time:
9h 30m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
5h 48m
Flight distance:
1514 miles
Flights per week:
247
Cheapest price:
$198
Carbon emissions:
801 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:10
Last flight departs at:
19:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York JFK (JFK) to Rapid City (RAP) flight schedules

New York JFK Airport (JFK) → Mount Rushmore
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Mount Rushmore is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Mount Rushmore is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Mount Rushmore is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Mount Rushmore is to drive which costs $170 - $250 and takes 27h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Mount Rushmore is to fly which costs $330 - $550 and takes 6h 32m.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Mount Rushmore is 1534 miles. The road distance is 1751.9 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Mount Rushmore without a car is to train and bus which takes 44h 15m and costs $290 - $470.

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It takes approximately 6h 32m to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Mount Rushmore, including transfers.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Mount Rushmore is to fly which takes 6h 32m and costs $330 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $270 - $440 and takes 2 days 0h.

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There is no direct flight from New York JFK Airport to Rapid City Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 48m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Mount Rushmore is 1752 miles. It takes approximately 27h 58m to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Mount Rushmore.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from New York JFK Airport to Rapid City Airport.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Mount Rushmore.
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  • Distance: 1534.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 32m

What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and Mount Rushmore, SD, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Mount Rushmore hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Mount Rushmore via Howard Beach-Station A, Howard Beach-JFK Airport, 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, Sioux Falls, SD, and Rapid City, SD in around 2 days 0h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to Rapid City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to Rapid City via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to Rapid City via Pittsburgh, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to Rapid City via Atlanta, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $800
Flights from New York JFK to Rapid City via Reagan Washington, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $700
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $700
Flights from Newark to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $650
Flights from Newark to Rapid City via Atlanta, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Rapid City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to Rapid City via Boston, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,000
Flights from New York JFK to Rapid City via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,000
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rapid City
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rapid City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $800
Flights from Newark to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $750
Flights from Newark to Rapid City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $750
Flights from Newark to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $650
Flights from Newark to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $650
Flights from Newark to Rapid City via Pittsburgh, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $650
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from New York JFK to Chadron via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Chadron via Charlotte, Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Chadron via Atlanta, Denver
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Chadron via Minneapolis, Denver
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Chadron via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Denver
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from New York JFK to Chadron via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
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 Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $290
Business Seat
$210 - $300
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$230 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
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
$70 - $140
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Sioux Falls, SD
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
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.

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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 to Kansas City
Ave. Duration
31h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $180
Flexible
$180 - $260

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