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There are 5 ways to get from Philadelphia to Rapid City by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  7 h 28 min

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

$296 - $1,242

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Bus  •  42 h 45 min

  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

$236 - $462

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  43 h 16 min

  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

$372 - $905

Train, bus via Omaha, NE  •  47 h 20 min

  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

$292 - $595

Drive  •  26 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Rapid City 1681.9 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Rapid City is to drive which costs $160 - $240 and takes 26 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Rapid City is to fly which costs $290 - $1,300 and takes 7 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Rapid City. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Rapid City, SD via Kansas City, MO and Sioux Falls, SD. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 45 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Rapid City is 1470 miles. The road distance is 1681.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Rapid City without a car is to bus which takes 42 h 45 min and costs $230 - $470.

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It takes approximately 7 h 28 min to get from Philadelphia to Rapid City, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Rapid City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Philadelphia, Pa station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Rapid City is to fly which takes 7 h 28 min and costs $290 - $1,300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $230 - $470 and takes 42 h 45 min.

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

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Philadelphia to Rapid City bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Rapid City, SD station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Rapid City.
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  • Distance: 1469.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 28 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Rapid City, SD, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Philadelphia to Rapid City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Rapid City via Kansas City, Mo, Kansas City, MO, and Sioux Falls, SD in around 42 h 45 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Rapid City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Rapid City via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $2,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,900
Flights from Philadelphia to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
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
17 h 40 min
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
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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 h
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
28 h
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
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
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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
Bus from Burnsville, MN to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Sioux Falls, SD
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
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More Questions & Answers

Rapid City is 2 h behind Philadelphia. It is currently 12:00 AM in Philadelphia and 10:00 PM in Rapid City.

Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Rapid City is 1682 miles. It takes approximately 26 h 44 min to drive from Philadelphia to Rapid City.

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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 48+ hotels available in Rapid City. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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

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