There are 5 ways to get from San Diego to South Dakota by plane, train, bus 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 Rapid City  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Rapid City (RAP) SAN - RAP

$281 - $1,238

Cheapest option

Fly to Sioux Falls  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Sioux Falls (FSD) SAN - FSD

$254 - $1,104

3 alternative options

Fly to Aberdeen  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Aberdeen (ABR) SAN - ABR

$354 - $1,518

Train, bus  •  46 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Transportation Center
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Kansas City Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Omaha, NE 502
  4. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Sioux Falls, SD 502

$344 - $905

Drive  •  27 h 48 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Sioux Falls 1820.4 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

The distance between San Diego and South Dakota is 1228 miles. The road distance is 1820.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to South Dakota without a car is to train and bus which takes 46 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from San Diego to South Dakota, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to Rapid City Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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South Dakota is 2 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 7:08 PM in San Diego and 9:08 PM in South Dakota.

Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to South Dakota is 1820 miles. It takes approximately 27 h 48 min to drive from San Diego to South Dakota.

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

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 9 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from San Diego to South Dakota.
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  • Distance: 1228.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 40 min

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and South Dakota, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from San Diego to Rapid City hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
Flights from San Diego to Rapid City via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Rapid City via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Sioux Falls via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Sioux Falls via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Rapid City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Sioux Falls via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Sioux Falls via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Aberdeen via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Aberdeen via Salt Lake City, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Aberdeen via Las Vegas, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Aberdeen via Los Angeles, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10 h 58 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Sioux Falls via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Sioux Falls via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Sioux Falls via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
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 San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
34 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$390 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$470 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Sioux Falls, SD
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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