There are 6 ways to get from San Francisco to South Dakota by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly San Francisco to Rapid City  •  4h 51m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Rapid City (RAP) SFO - RAP

$202 - $469

Cheapest option

Fly San Francisco to Sioux Falls  •  8h 1m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Sioux Falls (FSD) SFO - FSD

$105 - $556

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Fly San Francisco to Pierre  •  6h 30m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Pierre (PIR) SFO - PIR

$136 - $570

Fly Oakland to Rapid City  •  6h 21m

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Rapid City (RAP) OAK - RAP

$509 - $4,346

Train, bus  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the train from Richmond Amtrak to Lincoln Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Lincoln, Ne to Omaha, Ne
  3. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Sioux Falls, SD 502

$256 - $370

Drive  •  27h 36m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Sioux Falls 1835.7 miles

$180 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to South Dakota is to drive which costs $180 - $260 and takes 27h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to South Dakota is to fly which costs $200 - $470 and takes 4h 51m.

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The distance between San Francisco and South Dakota is 1244 miles. The road distance is 1835.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to South Dakota without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 0h and costs $250 - $370.

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It takes approximately 4h 51m to get from San Francisco to South Dakota, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Francisco Airport to Rapid City Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 6m.

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South Dakota is 2h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 9:02 PM in San Francisco and 11:02 PM in South Dakota.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to South Dakota is 1836 miles. It takes approximately 27h 36m to drive from San Francisco to South Dakota.

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

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

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from San Francisco to Rapid City every 2 hours.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Rapid City
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Pierre via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Pierre via Reno, Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Pierre via Ontario/San Bernardino, Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Pierre via Sacramento, Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Pierre via Bozeman, Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Pierre via San Diego, Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Pierre via Las Vegas, Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Pierre via Seattle, Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Pierre via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Pierre via Will Rogers World, Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Pierre via North Bend, Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from San Francisco to Pierre via Phoenix, Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Pierre via Boise, Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Pierre via Fresno, Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 48m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Oakland to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Sioux Falls via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Sioux Falls via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from San Francisco to Sioux Falls via Indio/Palm Springs, Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Rapid City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Oakland to Rapid City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Sioux Falls via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from San Francisco to Sioux Falls via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Sioux Falls via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Oakland to Rapid City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Sioux Falls via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Oakland to Rapid City via Phoenix esa Gateway
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Francisco to Sioux Falls via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Amtrak to Lincoln Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
39h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$170 - $240
Premium
$460 - $650
Flexi Coach Seat
$350 - $550
Business Seat
$380 - $550
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Lincoln, NE to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
expressarrow.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Sioux Falls, SD
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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