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There are 5 ways to get from Seattle to Rapid City by plane, bus, night bus, train 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.

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Fly  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Rapid City (RAP) SEA - RAP

$302 - $889

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Bus, night bus  •  25 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Missoula, Mt
  2. Take the night bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT 942
  3. Take the bus from Billings, MT to Rapid City, SD 702

$176 - $308

3 alternative options

Bus  •  25 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Seattle, Wa to Missoula, Mt
  2. Take the bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT 948
  3. Take the bus from Billings, MT to Rapid City, SD 702

$176 - $308

Train, bus, night bus  •  27 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Spokane Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Spokane, Wa to Missoula, Mt
  3. Take the night bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT 942
  4. Take the bus from Billings, MT to Rapid City, SD 702

$207 - $394

Drive  •  18 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Rapid City 1198.7 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Seattle to Rapid City is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 18 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Seattle to Rapid City is to fly which costs $300 - $900 and takes 6 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Seattle to Rapid City. However, there are services departing from Seattle, Wa and arriving at Rapid City, SD via Missoula, MT and Billings, MT. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 5 min.

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The distance between Seattle and Rapid City is 954 miles. The road distance is 1198.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Rapid City without a car is to bus and night bus which takes 25 h 5 min and costs $170 - $310.

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It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to get from Seattle to Rapid City, including transfers.

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Seattle to Rapid City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Seattle, Wa station.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Rapid City is to fly which takes 6 h 38 min and costs $300 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $170 - $310 and takes 25 h 35 min.

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There is no direct flight from Seattle Airport to Rapid City Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 13 min and has one stopover.

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Seattle to Rapid City bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Rapid City, SD station.

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Rapid City.
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  • Distance: 953.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 38 min

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Rapid City, SD, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and four other airlines fly from Seattle to Rapid City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Seattle to Rapid City via Missoula, Mt, Missoula, MT, and Billings, MT in around 25 h 35 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,800
Flights from Seattle to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 48 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,800
Flights from Seattle to Rapid City via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Seattle to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,800
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 Seattle King Street Station to Spokane Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
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 Seattle, Wa to Missoula, Mt
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Bus from Spokane, Wa to Missoula, Mt
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Night bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Billings, MT to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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Rapid City is 1 h ahead of Seattle. It is currently 11:11 PM in Seattle and 12:11 AM in Rapid City.

Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Rapid City is 1199 miles. It takes approximately 18 h 20 min to drive from Seattle to Rapid City.

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

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There are 49+ hotels available in Rapid City. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Seattle Airport is to tram which takes 34 min and costs $2 - $4.

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