There are 6 ways to get from Rapid City to Colorado Springs by plane, bus, shuttle or car

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Fly to Colorado Springs  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Rapid City (RAP) to Colorado Springs (COS) RAP - COS

$289 - $1,275

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Bus  •  14 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Rapid City, SD to Buffalo, WY 701
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, WY to Denver, CO
  3. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Colorado Springs, Co

$134 - $209

4 alternative options

Fly to Pueblo, bus  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Rapid City (RAP) to Pueblo (PUB) RAP - PUB
  2. Take the bus from Pueblo, Co to Colorado Springs, Co

$416 - $1,791

Fly to Denver, shuttle  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Rapid City (RAP) to Denver (DEN) RAP - DEN
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Denver International Airport to Colorado Springs, CO - The Antlers Hotel

$329 - $435

Bus via Cheyenne, WY  •  15 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Rapid City, SD to Buffalo, WY 701
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, WY to Cheyenne, WY
  3. Take the bus from Cheyenne, Wy to Denver, Co
  4. Take the bus from Denver to Colorado Springs, CO

$142 - $244

Drive  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Rapid City to Colorado Springs 478.4 miles

$45 - $70

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No, there is no direct bus from Rapid City to Colorado Springs. However, there are services departing from Rapid City, SD and arriving at Colorado Springs, Co via Buffalo, WY and Denver, Co. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 42 min.

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The distance between Rapid City and Colorado Springs is 374 miles. The road distance is 478.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Rapid City to Colorado Springs without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 23 min to get from Rapid City to Colorado Springs, including transfers.

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Rapid City to Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs is to fly which takes 3 h 23 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 14 h 42 min.

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There is no direct flight from Rapid City Airport to Colorado Springs Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 51 min and has one stopover.

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Rapid City to Colorado Springs bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Colorado Springs, Co station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rapid City to Colorado Springs is 478 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 38 min to drive from Rapid City to Colorado Springs.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Rapid City Airport to Colorado Springs Airport.

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Map of how to get from Rapid City to Colorado Springs.
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  • Distance: 373.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 23 min

What companies run services between Rapid City, SD, USA and Colorado Springs, CO, USA?

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Rapid City to Colorado Springs every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rapid City to Colorado Springs via Buffalo, WY, Denver, CO, and Denver, Co in around 14 h 42 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rapid City to Colorado Springs via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Rapid City to Pueblo via Denver
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,700
Flights from Rapid City to Denver
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rapid City to Colorado Springs via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
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 Pueblo, Co to Colorado Springs, Co
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Bus from Denver, Co to Colorado Springs, Co
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bus from Cheyenne, Wy to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Colorado Springs Shuttle
Website
coloradoshuttle.com
Shuttle from Denver International Airport to Colorado Springs, CO - The Antlers Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
coloradoshuttle.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Rapid City, SD to Buffalo, WY
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Buffalo, WY to Denver, CO
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
expressarrow.com
Bus from Buffalo, WY to Cheyenne, WY
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
expressarrow.com
Bustang
Phone
800-900-3011
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to Colorado Springs Downtown Transit Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
ridebustang.com
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
Bus from Denver Bus Center - Greyhound to Colorado Springs, CO
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Denver to Colorado Springs, CO
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
eplalimo.com

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There are 168+ hotels available in Colorado Springs. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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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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