There are 4 ways to get from Seattle to Mount Rushmore by plane, bus, train, night 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  •  6 h 47 min

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

$348 - $949

Cheapest option

Bus  •  26 h 10 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

$236 - $383

2 alternative options

Train, bus, night bus  •  28 h 10 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

$267 - $469

Drive  •  18 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Seattle to Mount Rushmore 1223 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The distance between Seattle and Mount Rushmore is 949 miles. The road distance is 1223 miles.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Mount Rushmore without a car is to bus which takes 26 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 47 min to get from Seattle to Mount Rushmore, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Seattle to Mount Rushmore is to fly which takes 6 h 47 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 26 h 10 min.

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There is no direct flight from Seattle Airport to Rapid City Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 29 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Seattle to Mount Rushmore is 1223 miles. It takes approximately 18 h 54 min to drive from Seattle to Mount Rushmore.

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

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There are 49+ hotels available in Mount Rushmore. Prices start at $77 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 .

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Map of how to get from Seattle to Mount Rushmore.
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  • Distance: 948.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 47 min

What companies run services between Seattle, WA, USA and Mount Rushmore, SD, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and five other airlines fly from Seattle to Mount Rushmore hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Seattle to Mount Rushmore via Missoula, Mt, Missoula, MT, Billings, MT, and Rapid City, SD in around 26 h 10 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Seattle to Rapid City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Seattle to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Seattle to Rapid City via Bozeman, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Seattle to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,800
Flights from Seattle to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,800
Flights from Seattle to Rapid City via San Francisco, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Seattle to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 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 1-800-872-7245
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
Hourly
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
Hourly
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
Bus from Missoula, MT to Billings, MT
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Billings, MT to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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