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There are 5 ways to get from Portland to Mount Rushmore by plane, bus, train, night 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  •  6 h 49 min

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

$348 - $1,298

Cheapest option

Bus via Missoula, MT  •  27 h 45 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 58 min

  1. Take the train from Portland Union Station to Spokane Amtrak Station
  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

$275 - $532

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 $340 - $1,300 and takes 6 h 49 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 45 min and costs $240 - $420.

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It takes approximately 6 h 49 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 49 min and costs $340 - $1,300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $240 - $420 and takes 27 h 45 min.

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There is no direct flight from Portland Airport to Rapid City Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 30 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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There are 50+ hotels available in Mount Rushmore. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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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 49 min

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

United Airlines, American 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 45 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Portland to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Portland to Rapid City via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Portland to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Portland to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Portland Union Station to Spokane Amtrak Station
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

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 Portland, Or to Spokane, Wa
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
Twice daily
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
Twice daily
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Billings, MT to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Buffalo, WY to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Cheyenne, WY to Buffalo, WY
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
expressarrow.com

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