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There are 4 ways to get from North Dakota to Rapid City by plane, bus or car

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Fly from Bismarck  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Bismarck (BIS) to Rapid City (RAP) BIS - RAP

$390 - $1,748

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Fargo, ND to Sioux Falls, SD 704
  2. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD 701

$116 - $167

2 alternative options

Fly from Fargo  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Fargo (FAR) to Rapid City (RAP) FAR - RAP

$412 - $1,950

Drive  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Fargo to Rapid City 580.9 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from North Dakota to Rapid City is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 8 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from North Dakota to Rapid City is to fly which costs $410 - $2,000 and takes 4 h 32 min.

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The distance between North Dakota and Rapid City is 278 miles. The road distance is 580.9 miles.

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The best way to get from North Dakota to Rapid City without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 25 min and costs $110 - $170.

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It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to get from North Dakota to Rapid City, including transfers.

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The best way to get from North Dakota to Rapid City is to fly which takes 4 h 39 min and costs $390 - $1,800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $170 and takes 11 h 25 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bismarck Airport to Rapid City Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 17 min and has one stopover.

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Rapid City is 1 h behind North Dakota. It is currently 1:02 PM in North Dakota and 12:02 PM in Rapid City.

Yes, the driving distance between North Dakota to Rapid City is 581 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 20 min to drive from North Dakota to Rapid City.

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Allegiant Air, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Bismarck Airport to Rapid City Airport.

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Map of how to get from North Dakota to Rapid City.
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  • Distance: 278.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 39 min

What companies run services between North Dakota, USA and Rapid City, SD, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Bismarck to Rapid City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fargo to Rapid City via Fargo, ND and Sioux Falls, SD in around 11 h 25 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Bismarck to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,700
Flights from Fargo to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Bismarck to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,800
Flights from Bismarck to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $2,000
Flights from Fargo to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $2,100
Flights from Fargo to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fargo to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Fargo to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,200
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Bismarck to Rapid City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $2,100
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Fargo, ND to Sioux Falls, SD
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
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jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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There are 49+ hotels available in Rapid City. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from North Dakota to Bismarck Airport is to taxi which takes 5 min and costs $11 - $14.

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