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There are 4 ways to get from Rapid City to Omaha by plane, shuttle, bus or car

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Fly to Omaha  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Rapid City (RAP) to Omaha (OMA) RAP - OMA

$241 - $1,137

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Bus  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Rapid City, SD to Sioux Falls, SD 702
  2. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Omaha, NE 501

$104 - $148

2 alternative options

Fly to Lincoln, shuttle  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Rapid City (RAP) to Lincoln (LNK) RAP - LNK
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Lincoln, NE to Omaha

$348 - $1,498

Drive  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Rapid City to Omaha 528.6 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Rapid City to Omaha is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 7 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rapid City to Omaha is to fly which costs $240 - $1,200 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rapid City to Omaha. However, there are services departing from Rapid City, SD and arriving at Omaha, NE via Sioux Falls, SD. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 35 min.

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The distance between Rapid City and Omaha is 421 miles. The road distance is 528.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Rapid City to Omaha without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 35 min and costs $100 - $150.

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from Rapid City to Omaha, including transfers.

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Rapid City to Omaha 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 Omaha is to fly which takes 5 h 24 min and costs $240 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $150 and takes 10 h 35 min.

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There is no direct flight from Rapid City Airport to Omaha Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 52 min and has one stopover.

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Rapid City to Omaha bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Omaha, NE station.

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Map of how to get from Rapid City to Omaha.
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  • Distance: 420.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 24 min

What companies run services between Rapid City, SD, USA and Omaha, NE, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Rapid City to Omaha hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rapid City to Omaha via Sioux Falls, SD in around 10 h 35 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rapid City to Omaha via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Rapid City to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Rapid City to Omaha via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Rapid City to Lincoln via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Rapid City to Lincoln via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Flights from Rapid City to Lincoln via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rapid City to Omaha via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Rapid City to Lincoln via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rapid City to Omaha via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Rapid City to Omaha via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Rapid City to Omaha via Phoenix esa Gateway
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Bus operators
Navigator Airport Express
Website
navigatorairportexpress.com
Shuttle from Lincoln, NE to Omaha
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
navigatorairportexpress.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Rapid City, SD to Sioux Falls, SD
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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Omaha is 1 h ahead of Rapid City. It is currently 8:33 PM in Rapid City and 9:33 PM in Omaha.

Yes, the driving distance between Rapid City to Omaha is 529 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 49 min to drive from Rapid City to Omaha.

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Allegiant Air, Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Rapid City Airport to Omaha Airport.

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There are 127+ hotels available in Omaha. Prices start at $63 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 $29 - $35.

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