There are 6 ways to get from South Bend to Mount Rushmore 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 from South Bend  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Rapid City (RAP) SBN - RAP

$496 - $2,110

Cheapest option

Bus  •  24 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Omaha, NE
  3. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Sioux Falls, SD 502
  4. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD 701

$230 - $353

4 alternative options

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Rapid City (RAP) ORD - RAP

$376 - $824

Train, bus  •  25 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
  3. Take the bus from Burnsville, MN to Rapid City, SD 701

$257 - $448

Train, bus via Minneapolis, Mn  •  27 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Airport to Van Buren St. Ssl
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
  3. Take the bus from Burnsville, MN to Rapid City, SD 701

$232 - $371

Drive  •  16 h 24 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Mount Rushmore 1035.4 miles

$100 - $150

Questions & Answers

The distance between South Bend and Mount Rushmore is 889 miles. The road distance is 1035.4 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Mount Rushmore without a car is to bus which takes 24 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from South Bend to Mount Rushmore, including transfers.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Mount Rushmore is to fly which takes 6 h 26 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 24 h 11 min.

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There is no direct flight from South Bend Airport to Rapid City Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 34 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Mount Rushmore is 1035 miles. It takes approximately 16 h 24 min to drive from South Bend to Mount Rushmore.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from South Bend 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 South Bend to South Bend Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Mount Rushmore.
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  • Distance: 889.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 26 min

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and Mount Rushmore, SD, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from South Bend to Mount Rushmore hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Bend to Mount Rushmore via Chicago, IL, Omaha, NE, Sioux Falls, SD, and Rapid City, SD in around 24 h 11 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $2,000
Flights from South Bend to Rapid City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,400
Flights from South Bend to Rapid City via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $2,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $2,100
Flights from South Bend to Rapid City via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,600
Flights from South Bend to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rapid City
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from South Bend to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rapid City
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$19 - $24
Business Seat
$44
Bedroom
$180 - $210
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from South Bend Airport to Van Buren St.
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Burnsville, MN to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
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 Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110

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