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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 37m

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

$177 - $215

Cheapest option

Fly San Francisco to Pierre  •  6h 55m

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

$121 - $426

4 alternative options

Fly Oakland to Rapid City  •  6h 33m

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

$240 - $846

Fly San Francisco to Sioux Falls  •  8h 8m

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

$121 - $123

Train, bus  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the train from Richmond 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

$248 - $376

Drive  •  27h 15m

  1. Drive from San Francisco to Sioux Falls 1766.5 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to South Dakota is to fly which costs $121 - $123 and takes 8h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to South Dakota is to fly which costs $170 - $220 and takes 4h 37m.

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The distance between San Francisco and South Dakota is 1244 miles. The road distance is 1766.5 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 $240 - $380.

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It takes approximately 4h 37m 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 2h 55m.

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South Dakota is 2h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 7:17 PM in San Francisco and 9:17 PM in South Dakota.

Yes, the driving distance between San Francisco to South Dakota is 1767 miles. It takes approximately 27h 15m to drive from San Francisco to South Dakota.

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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 26 min and costs $8 - $10.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to South Dakota.
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  • Distance: 1243.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 37m

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

United Airlines and Delta fly from San Francisco to Rapid City every 4 hours.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Rapid City
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $300
Flights from San Francisco to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $300
Flights from Oakland to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from San Francisco to Pierre via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from San Francisco to Pierre via Las Vegas, Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to Pierre via San Luis Obispo County Apt, Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to Pierre via Santa Barbara, Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to Pierre via Tucson, Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 24m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Pierre via Eugene, Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 29m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Pierre via Los Angeles, Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to Pierre via Kansas City, Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from San Francisco to Pierre via Santa Ana, Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to Pierre via Boise, Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from San Francisco to Sioux Falls via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$266
Flights from San Francisco to Sioux Falls via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$266
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Rapid City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from San Francisco to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Oakland to Rapid City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Oakland to Rapid City via Los Angeles, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from San Francisco to Sioux Falls via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Oakland to Rapid City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Francisco to Sioux Falls via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$266
Flights from San Francisco to Sioux Falls via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$266
Flights from San Francisco to Sioux Falls via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$266
Flights from San Francisco to Sioux Falls via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$266
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Oakland to Rapid City via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
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 to Lincoln Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
39h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $240
Schedules at
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
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
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
$29 - $50
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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