There are 4 ways to get from Sacramento to Mount Rushmore by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Sacramento (SMF) to Rapid City (RAP) SMF - RAP

$337 - $1,397

Cheapest option

Bus  •  40 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Sacramento, Ca to Reno, Nv
  2. Take the bus from Reno, Nv to Denver, Co
  3. Take the bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
  4. Take the bus from Buffalo, WY to Rapid City, SD 702

$299 - $558

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  36 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Sacramento Amtrak to Salt Lake City Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Salt Lake City, Ut to Cheyenne, Wy
  3. Take the bus from Cheyenne, WY to Buffalo, WY
  4. Take the bus from Buffalo, WY to Rapid City, SD 702

$307 - $649

Drive  •  21 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Sacramento to Mount Rushmore 1379.4 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Sacramento to Mount Rushmore is to drive which costs $130 - $200 and takes 21 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sacramento to Mount Rushmore is to fly which costs $330 - $1,400 and takes 6 h 15 min.

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The distance between Sacramento and Mount Rushmore is 1009 miles. The road distance is 1379.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Mount Rushmore without a car is to train and bus which takes 36 h 16 min and costs $300 - $650.

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It takes approximately 6 h 15 min to get from Sacramento to Mount Rushmore, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Mount Rushmore is to fly which takes 6 h 15 min and costs $330 - $1,400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $290 - $600 and takes 40 h 58 min.

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There is no direct flight from Sacramento Airport to Rapid City Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 19 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sacramento to Mount Rushmore is 1379 miles. It takes approximately 21 h 5 min to drive from Sacramento to Mount Rushmore.

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Sacramento Airport to Rapid City Airport.

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There are 53+ hotels available in Mount Rushmore. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sacramento to Sacramento Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs $2.

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Map of how to get from Sacramento to Mount Rushmore.
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  • Distance: 1009.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 15 min

What companies run services between Sacramento, CA, USA and Mount Rushmore, SD, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Sacramento to Mount Rushmore hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sacramento to Mount Rushmore via Reno, Nv, Denver, Co, Denver, CO, Buffalo, WY, and Rapid City, SD in around 40 h 58 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Sacramento to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Sacramento to Rapid City via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Sacramento to Rapid City via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Sacramento to Rapid City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Sacramento to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Sacramento to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,500
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 Sacramento Amtrak to Salt Lake City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
14 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$410 - $600
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 Salt Lake City, Ut to Cheyenne, Wy
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120
Bus from Sacramento, Ca to Reno, Nv
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Reno, Nv to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
23 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $170
Flexible
$190 - $260
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Cheyenne, WY to Buffalo, WY
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
expressarrow.com
Bus from Denver, CO to Buffalo, WY
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
expressarrow.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Buffalo, WY to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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