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

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Fly  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Rapid City (RAP) PIT - RAP

$348 - $1,898

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Bus via Chicago, IL  •  40 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Akron, Oh
  2. Take the bus from Akron, OH to Chicago, IL
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Ames, IA
  4. Take the bus from Ames, IA to Albert Lea, MN 806 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Albert Lea, MN to Rapid City, SD 701

$266 - $449

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  33 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak 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

$313 - $625

Bus  •  35 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, 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

$267 - $462

Drive  •  22 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to Mount Rushmore 1403.8 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to Mount Rushmore is to drive which costs $130 - $200 and takes 22 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to Mount Rushmore is to fly which costs $340 - $1,900 and takes 7 h 44 min.

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The distance between Pittsburgh and Mount Rushmore is 1228 miles. The road distance is 1403.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Mount Rushmore without a car is to train and bus which takes 33 h 14 min and costs $310 - $650.

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It takes approximately 7 h 44 min to get from Pittsburgh to Mount Rushmore, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Mount Rushmore is to fly which takes 7 h 44 min and costs $340 - $1,900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $260 - $470 and takes 35 h 20 min.

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There is no direct flight from Pittsburgh Airport to Rapid City Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pittsburgh to Mount Rushmore is 1404 miles. It takes approximately 22 h 22 min to drive from Pittsburgh to Mount Rushmore.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Pittsburgh 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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Map of how to get from Pittsburgh to Mount Rushmore.
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  • Distance: 1227.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 44 min

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

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Pittsburgh to Mount Rushmore hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pittsburgh to Mount Rushmore via Kansas City, Mo, Kansas City, MO, Sioux Falls, SD, and Rapid City, SD in around 35 h 20 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $3,900
Flights from Pittsburgh to Rapid City via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $3,900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $3,700
Flights from Pittsburgh to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $3,700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $900
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 Pittsburgh Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $440
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
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
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
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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
Bus from Ames, IA to Albert Lea, MN
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Albert Lea, MN to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
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 Pittsburgh, Pa to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$150 - $210
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Akron, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40

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The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Pittsburgh Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs $3.

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