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There are 5 ways to get from Philadelphia to Mount Rushmore by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly  •  8h 3m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Rapid City (RAP) PHL - RAP

$342 - $1,302

Cheapest option

Bus  •  43h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa 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

$296 - $537

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  43h 55m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
  4. Take the bus from Burnsville, MN to Rapid City, SD 701

$432 - $980

Train, bus via Omaha, NE  •  47h 55m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street 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

$352 - $670

Drive  •  27h 14m

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Mount Rushmore 1704.9 miles

$160 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Mount Rushmore is to drive which costs $160 - $250 and takes 27h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Mount Rushmore is to fly which costs $340 - $1,300 and takes 8h 3m.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Mount Rushmore is 1481 miles. The road distance is 1704.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Mount Rushmore without a car is to bus which takes 43h 20m and costs $290 - $550.

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It takes approximately 8h 3m to get from Philadelphia to Mount Rushmore, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Mount Rushmore is to fly which takes 8h 3m and costs $340 - $1,300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $290 - $550 and takes 43h 20m.

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There is no direct flight from Philadelphia Airport to Rapid City Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 56m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Mount Rushmore is 1705 miles. It takes approximately 27h 14m to drive from Philadelphia to Mount Rushmore.

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

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There are 55+ hotels available in Mount Rushmore. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Mount Rushmore.
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  • Distance: 1481 miles
  • Duration: 8h 3m

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Mount Rushmore, SD, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and four other airlines fly from Philadelphia to Mount Rushmore hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Mount Rushmore via Kansas City, Mo, Kansas City, MO, Sioux Falls, SD, and Rapid City, SD in around 43h 20m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Rapid City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Rapid City via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9h 57m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,900
Flights from Philadelphia to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,900
Flights from Philadelphia to Rapid City via Houston
Ave. Duration
9h 56m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Rapid City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,400
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Business Coach Seat
$230 - $330
Room
$470 - $650
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.

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 Philadelphia, Pa to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
28h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $280
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $180
Flexible
$210 - $280
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
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 Burnsville, MN to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
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

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22m and costs $7.

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