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

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Fly  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Portland (PDX) to Rapid City (RAP) PDX - RAP

$308 - $1,198

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Bus via Missoula, MT  •  27 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Spokane, Wa
  2. Take the bus from Spokane, Wa to Missoula, Mt
  3. Take the bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT 948
  4. Take the bus from Billings, MT to Rapid City, SD 702

$249 - $416

3 alternative options

Train, bus, night bus  •  27 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station Amtrak to Spokane Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Spokane, Wa to Missoula, Mt
  3. Take the night bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT 942
  4. Take the bus from Billings, MT to Rapid City, SD 702

$273 - $486

Bus  •  39 h

  1. Take the bus from Portland, Or to Cheyenne, Wy
  2. Take the bus from Cheyenne, WY to Buffalo, WY
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, WY to Rapid City, SD 702

$317 - $524

Drive  •  20 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Portland to Mount Rushmore 1290.6 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Portland to Mount Rushmore is to drive which costs $120 - $190 and takes 20 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portland to Mount Rushmore is to fly which costs $300 - $1,200 and takes 6 h 41 min.

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The distance between Portland and Mount Rushmore is 954 miles. The road distance is 1290.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Portland to Mount Rushmore without a car is to bus which takes 27 h 25 min and costs $240 - $420.

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It takes approximately 6 h 41 min to get from Portland to Mount Rushmore, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Portland to Mount Rushmore is to fly which takes 6 h 41 min and costs $300 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $240 - $420 and takes 27 h 25 min.

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There is no direct flight from Portland Airport to Rapid City Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 23 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portland to Mount Rushmore is 1291 miles. It takes approximately 20 h 10 min to drive from Portland to Mount Rushmore.

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

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The nearest airport to Mount Rushmore is Rapid City (RAP) Airport which is 22.8 miles away. Other nearby airports include Chadron (CDR) (75.2 miles).

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Map of how to get from Portland to Mount Rushmore.
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  • Distance: 953.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 41 min

What companies run services between Portland, OR, USA and Mount Rushmore, SD, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and five other airlines fly from Portland to Mount Rushmore hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portland to Mount Rushmore via Spokane, Wa, Missoula, Mt, Missoula, MT, Billings, MT, and Rapid City, SD in around 27 h 25 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Portland to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Portland to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Portland to Rapid City via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Portland to Rapid City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Portland to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Portland to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Portland Union Station Amtrak to Spokane Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Portland, Or to Spokane, Wa
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $95
Bus from Spokane, Wa to Missoula, Mt
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Portland, Or to Cheyenne, Wy
Ave. Duration
26 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$110 - $190
Flexible
$220 - $290
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Billings, MT to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Buffalo, WY to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Express Arrow vehicles
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Cheyenne, WY to Buffalo, WY
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$102
Schedules at
expressarrow.com

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There are 53+ hotels available in Mount Rushmore. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Portland to Portland Airport is to tram which takes 34 min and costs $3.

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