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There are 6 ways to get from South Dakota to Chicago by plane, car or bus

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Fly Rapid City to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 18 min

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

$311 - $740

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Bus  •  16 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Omaha, NE 501
  2. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Chicago, IL 1205 / ...

$104 - $164

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Fly Rapid City to Chicago Midway  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Rapid City (RAP) to Chicago Midway (MDW) RAP - MDW

$331 - $739

Drive to Sioux City, fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 37 min

  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 to Chicago O'Hare  •  4 h 55 min

  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  •  9 h 21 min

  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 9 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Dakota to Chicago is to fly which costs $310 - $750 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Dakota to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Lewis/5th SE corner and arriving at Chicago, IL via The Bus Stop, Sioux Falls, SD and Omaha, NE. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 12 min.

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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 16 h 12 min and costs $100 - $170.

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It takes approximately 3 h 18 min 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 3 h 18 min and costs $310 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $170 and takes 16 h 12 min.

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The quickest flight from Rapid City Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 14 min.

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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: 3 h 18 min

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

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Rapid City to Chicago every 2 hours. 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 16 h 12 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago O'Hare via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Sioux Falls to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago O'Hare via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 13 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Flights from Sioux Falls to Chicago O'Hare via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Sioux City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Sioux Falls to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago Midway via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $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
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
siouxfalls.org
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
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 9 h 21 min to drive from South Dakota to Chicago.

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

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There are 557+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $99 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 $29 - $35.

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