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There are 5 ways to get from South Dakota to Chicago by plane, car or bus

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Fly from Rapid City  •  3h 17m

  1. Fly from Rapid City (RAP) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) RAP - ORD

$311 - $740

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Bus  •  15h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Omaha, NE 501
  2. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Chicago, IL 1202

$108 - $164

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Drive to Sioux City, fly  •  3h 37m

  1. Drive from Yankton to Sioux City
  2. Fly from Sioux City (SUX) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) SUX - ORD

$179 - $1,615

Line 7 bus to Sioux Falls, fly  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the line 7 bus from Lewis/5th SE corner to The Bus Stop
  2. Fly from Sioux Falls (FSD) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) FSD - ORD

$176 - $478

Drive  •  9h 21m

  1. Drive from Sioux Falls to Chicago 576.1 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from South Dakota to Chicago is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from South Dakota to Chicago is to fly which costs $310 - $750 and takes 3h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Dakota to Chicago. However, there are services departing from 10th/Jessica NW corner and arriving at Chicago, IL via The Bus Stop, Sioux Falls, SD and Omaha, NE. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 47m.

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The distance between South Dakota and Chicago is 671 miles. The road distance is 576.1 miles.

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The best way to get from South Dakota to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 15h 47m and costs $100 - $170.

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It takes approximately 3h 17m to get from South Dakota to Chicago, including transfers.

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South Dakota to Chicago bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Sioux Falls, SD station.

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The best way to get from South Dakota to Chicago is to fly which takes 3h 17m and costs $310 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $170 and takes 15h 47m.

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The quickest flight from Rapid City Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 13m.

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South Dakota to Chicago bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Chicago, IL station.

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Map of how to get from South Dakota to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 671.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 17m

What companies run services between South Dakota, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Rapid City to Chicago 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sioux Falls to Chicago via The Bus Stop, Maple/Career NE corner, Sioux Falls, SD, and Omaha, NE in around 15h 47m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago O'Hare via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Sioux Falls to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Sioux City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Sioux Falls to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Sioux Falls to Chicago O'Hare via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Bus operators
Sioux Area Metro
Phone
+1 605-367-7151
Website
siouxfalls.org
Bus from Lewis/5th SE corner to The Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
cityofsfgis.maps.arcgis.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Omaha, NE
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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Yes, the driving distance between South Dakota to Chicago is 576 miles. It takes approximately 9h 21m to drive from South Dakota to Chicago.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Rapid City Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 783+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from South Dakota to Rapid City Airport is to taxi which takes 16m and costs $29 - $35.

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