There are 4 ways to get from South Dakota to Boulder by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Rapid City, bus  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Rapid City (RAP) to Denver (DEN) RAP - DEN
  2. Take the bus from Denver Airport Station Gate 8 to Downtown Boulder Station

$298 - $384

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Fly from Sioux Falls, bus  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Sioux Falls (FSD) to Denver (DEN) FSD - DEN
  2. Take the bus from Denver Airport Station Gate 8 to Downtown Boulder Station

$120 - $470

2 alternative options

Bus, train, drive  •  20 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Omaha, NE 501
  2. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Lincoln, NE
  3. Take the train from Lincoln Amtrak to Granby Amtrak
  4. Drive from Granby Amtrak to Boulder

$187 - $379

Drive  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Sioux Falls to Boulder 737.6 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The distance between South Dakota and Boulder is 409 miles. The road distance is 737.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to get from South Dakota to Boulder, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Rapid City Airport to Denver Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 13 min.

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Boulder is 1 h behind South Dakota. It is currently 2:46 PM in South Dakota and 1:46 PM in Boulder.

Yes, the driving distance between South Dakota to Boulder is 738 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 5 min to drive from South Dakota to Boulder.

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United Airlines offers flights from Rapid City Airport to Denver Airport.

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There are 66+ hotels available in Boulder. Prices start at $107 USD per night.

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The best way to get from South Dakota to Rapid City Airport is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from South Dakota to Boulder.
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  • Distance: 409.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 11 min

What companies run services between South Dakota, USA and Boulder, CO, USA?

There is no direct connection from Rapid City to Boulder. However, you can take the taxi to Rapid City airport, fly to Denver, take the walk to Denver Airport Station Gate 8, then take the bus to Boulder. Alternatively, you can take the line 8 bus to 4th Ave/Presentation NE corner, take the walk to Sioux Falls airport, fly to Denver, take the walk to Denver Airport Station Gate 8, then take the bus to Boulder.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rapid City to Denver
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Flights from Sioux Falls to Denver
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Sioux Falls to Denver
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Sioux Falls to Denver via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lincoln Amtrak to Granby Amtrak
Ave. Duration
11 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $480
Bus operators
Regional Transportation District
Phone
+1 303-299-6000
Website
rtd-denver.com
Bus from Denver Airport Station Gate 8 to Downtown Boulder Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Website
rtd-denver.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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jeffersonlines.com

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