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There are 3 ways to get from Rapid City to West Yellowstone by bus, car or plane

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Bus, drive  •  18h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Rapid City, SD to Billings, MT 701
  2. Take the bus from Billings, MT to Butte, MT 933 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Butte, MT to Dubois, ID
  4. Drive from Dubois, ID to St Anthony, ID
  5. Take the bus from St Anthony, ID to West Yellowstone, MT

$177 - $252

2 alternative options

Drive  •  9h 37m

  1. Drive from Rapid City to West Yellowstone 608.9 miles

$55 - $90

Fly  •  18h 28m

  1. Fly from Rapid City (RAP) to West Yellowstone (WYS) RAP - WYS

$483 - $2,253

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The cheapest way to get from Rapid City to West Yellowstone is to drive which costs $55 - $90 and takes 9h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Rapid City to West Yellowstone is to drive which costs $55 - $90 and takes 9h 37m.

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The distance between Rapid City and West Yellowstone is 393 miles. The road distance is 608.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 18h 58m to get from Rapid City to West Yellowstone, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Rapid City Airport to West Yellowstone Airport. The quickest flight takes 21h 1m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rapid City to West Yellowstone is 609 miles. It takes approximately 9h 37m to drive from Rapid City to West Yellowstone.

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United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Rapid City Airport to West Yellowstone Airport.

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There are 46+ hotels available in West Yellowstone. Prices start at $119 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rapid City to Rapid City Airport is to taxi which takes 16m and costs $29 - $35.

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  • Distance: 392.9 miles
  • Duration: 18h 58m

What companies run services between Rapid City, SD, USA and West Yellowstone, MT, USA?

Delta and United Airlines fly from Rapid City to West Yellowstone 5 times a day.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rapid City to West Yellowstone via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
22h 46m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $2,200
Flights from Rapid City to West Yellowstone via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
21h 1m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,600
Flights from Rapid City to West Yellowstone via Denver, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
18h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,400
Flights from Rapid City to West Yellowstone via Chicago O'Hare, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
20h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $3,000
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Rapid City, SD to Billings, MT
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
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jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Billings, MT to Butte, MT
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Salt Lake Express
Phone
+1 208-656-8824
Email
info@saltlakeexpress.com
Website
saltlakeexpress.com
Bus from Butte, MT to Dubois, ID
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
saltlakeexpress.com
Bus from St Anthony, ID to West Yellowstone, MT
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
saltlakeexpress.com

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