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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  7 h 9 min

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

$302 - $1,838

Cheapest option

Bus via Chicago, IL  •  39 h 11 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

$206 - $374

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  32 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Burnsville, MN to Rapid City, SD 701

$253 - $550

Bus  •  34 h 45 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

$207 - $387

Drive  •  21 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Pittsburgh to Rapid City 1380.9 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pittsburgh to Rapid City is to drive which costs $130 - $200 and takes 21 h 52 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Pittsburgh to Rapid City is to fly which costs $300 - $1,900 and takes 7 h 9 min.

More details

The distance between Pittsburgh and Rapid City is 1217 miles. The road distance is 1380.9 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 7 h 9 min to get from Pittsburgh to Rapid City, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Pittsburgh to Rapid City. However, there are services departing from Pittsburgh, Pa and arriving at Rapid City, SD via Kansas City, MO and Sioux Falls, SD. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 45 min.

More details

The best way to get from Pittsburgh to Rapid City is to fly which takes 7 h 9 min and costs $300 - $1,900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $200 - $390 and takes 34 h 45 min.

Mode details

Pittsburgh to Rapid City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York station.

More details

Map of how to get from Pittsburgh to Rapid City.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 1217.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 9 min

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

Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Pittsburgh to Rapid City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Pittsburgh to Rapid City via Kansas City, Mo, Kansas City, MO, and Sioux Falls, SD in around 34 h 45 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $3,700
Flights from Pittsburgh to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $3,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $3,900
Flights from Pittsburgh to Rapid City via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $3,900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pittsburgh to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to Rapid City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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 Amtrak to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak
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
Schedules at
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
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Ames, IA to Albert Lea, MN
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Albert Lea, MN to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Greyhound USA
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 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

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.