There are 6 ways to get from Rapid City to Chicago by plane, bus, night bus, train 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.

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Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Rapid City (RAP) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) RAP - ORD

$311 - $740

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Bus, night bus  •  20 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Rapid City, SD to Minneapolis, MN 702
  2. Take the night bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il 4901 / ...

$148 - $257

4 alternative options

Fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Rapid City (RAP) to Chicago Midway (MDW) RAP - MDW

$331 - $739

Bus, train  •  20 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Rapid City, SD to Burnsville, MN 702
  2. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station Empire Builder

$184 - $342

Bus  •  22 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Rapid City, SD to Minneapolis, MN 702
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Madison 965
  3. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak

$193 - $262

Drive  •  14 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Rapid City to Chicago 919 miles

$90 - $130

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Rapid City to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Rapid City, SD and arriving at Chicago, Il via Minneapolis, Mn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 2 min.

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The distance between Rapid City and Chicago is 807 miles. The road distance is 919 miles.

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The best way to get from Rapid City to Chicago without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 20 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to get from Rapid City to Chicago, including transfers.

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Rapid City to Chicago bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Rapid City, SD station.

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The best way to get from Rapid City to Chicago is to fly which takes 3 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 22 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Rapid City Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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Rapid City to Chicago bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Chicago, Il station.

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Chicago is 1 h ahead of Rapid City. It is currently 11:54 AM in Rapid City and 12:54 PM in Chicago.

Yes, the driving distance between Rapid City to Chicago is 919 miles. It takes approximately 14 h 17 min to drive from Rapid City to Chicago.

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  • Distance: 806.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 19 min

What companies run services between Rapid City, SD, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Rapid City to Chicago every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rapid City to Chicago via Minneapolis, MN, Madison, and Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St in around 22 h 40 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago O'Hare via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago O'Hare via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 13 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago Midway via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
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 St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 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 Rapid City, SD to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
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jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Rapid City, SD to Burnsville, MN
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Madison
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
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
Night bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $75
Flexible
$80 - $110
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Rapid City Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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The best way to get from Rapid City to Rapid City Airport is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs .

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