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There are 7 ways to get from San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Rapid City  •  7 h 29 min

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

$285 - $1,143

Cheapest option

Fly Oakland to Sioux Falls  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Oakland (OAK) to Sioux Falls (FSD) OAK - FSD

$232 - $1,013

5 alternative options

Fly San Francisco to Sioux Falls  •  7 h 51 min

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

$248 - $960

Fly San Francisco to Aberdeen  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Aberdeen (ABR) SFO - ABR

$308 - $1,324

Fly Oakland to Rapid City  •  7 h 13 min

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

$369 - $1,346

Train, bus  •  2 days 0 h

  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

Drive  •  27 h 40 min

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Sioux Falls 1835.7 miles

$180 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to South Dakota is to drive which costs $180 - $260 and takes 27 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to South Dakota is to fly which costs $360 - $1,400 and takes 7 h 13 min.

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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 0 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 29 min to get from San Francisco to South Dakota, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from San Francisco Airport to Rapid City Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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South Dakota is 2 h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 3:12 AM in San Francisco and 5:12 AM in South Dakota.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to South Dakota is 1836 miles. It takes approximately 27 h 40 min to drive from San Francisco to South Dakota.

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

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 28 min and costs $6 - $9.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to South Dakota.
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  • Distance: 1243.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 29 min

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

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

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Rapid City via Medford, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Rapid City via Montrose, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Rapid City via San Diego, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Rapid City via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Rapid City via Redmond, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Rapid City via Indio/Palm Springs, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Rapid City via Salt Lake City, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Francisco to Rapid City via Las Vegas, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Sioux Falls via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Sioux Falls via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to Sioux Falls via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Oakland to Rapid City via Salt Lake City, Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Sioux Falls via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Sioux Falls via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to Sioux Falls via Salt Lake City, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Aberdeen via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Aberdeen via Salt Lake City, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
10 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Aberdeen via Los Angeles, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
13 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from San Francisco to Aberdeen via Seattle, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
14 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from San Francisco to Sioux Falls via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Sioux Falls via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Sioux Falls via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Oakland to Sioux Falls via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Oakland to Sioux Falls via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Oakland to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,500
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Oakland to Sioux Falls via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Sioux Falls via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Oakland to Sioux Falls via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Amtrak to Lincoln Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
39 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$230 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$410 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$490 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,200
Bus operators
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Lincoln, NE to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Sioux Falls, SD
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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