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.

Recommended option

Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 20 min

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

$311 - $740

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  19 h 39 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 / ...

$150 - $261

4 alternative options

Fly to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 14 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 Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak Empire Builder

$184 - $342

Bus  •  22 h 18 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 University to Chicago, IL - Amtrak

$193 - $262

Drive  •  14 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Rapid City to Chicago 919 miles

$90 - $130

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

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Rapid City to Chicago every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rapid City to Chicago via Minneapolis, MN, Madison, and Madison, WI University in around 22 h 18 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago O'Hare via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 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
8 h 34 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago O'Hare via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 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 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
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
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Rapid City, SD to Burnsville, MN
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Madison
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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 University 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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Rapid City to Chicago?

The distance between Rapid City and Chicago is 1291 km. The road distance is 1470 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Rapid City to Chicago?

The cheapest way to get from Rapid City to Chicago is to drive which costs $90 - $130 and takes 14 h 17 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Rapid City to Chicago?

The quickest way to get from Rapid City to Chicago is to fly which takes 3 h 20 min and costs $310 - $750.

Is there a direct bus between Rapid City and Chicago?

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 Hennepin Ave & 10th St N and Minneapolis, Mn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 39 min.

How long does it take to get from Rapid City to Chicago?

It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Rapid City to Chicago, including transfers.