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

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Fly  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Rapid City (RAP) to Grand Junction (GJT) RAP - GJT

$340 - $1,561

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Bus  •  20 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Omaha, NE 501
  2. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Denver, CO
  3. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Grand Junction, Co

$148 - $298

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  23 h 34 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 Grand Junction Amtrak

$198 - $434

Drive  •  15 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Sioux Falls to Grand Junction 985.5 miles

$95 - $140

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from South Dakota to Grand Junction. However, there are services departing from 6th/St. Paul NE corner and arriving at Grand Junction, Co via The Bus Stop, Sioux Falls, SD, Omaha, NE and Denver, Co. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 46 min.

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The distance between South Dakota and Grand Junction is 575 miles. The road distance is 985.5 miles.

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The best way to get from South Dakota to Grand Junction without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 46 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to get from South Dakota to Grand Junction, including transfers.

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South Dakota to Grand Junction 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 Grand Junction is to fly which takes 3 h 38 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 20 h 46 min.

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There is no direct flight from Rapid City Airport to Grand Junction Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 13 min and has one stopover.

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South Dakota to Grand Junction bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Grand Junction, Co station.

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Grand Junction is 1 h behind South Dakota. It is currently 11:02 AM in South Dakota and 10:02 AM in Grand Junction.

Yes, the driving distance between South Dakota to Grand Junction is 985 miles. It takes approximately 15 h 5 min to drive from South Dakota to Grand Junction.

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  • Distance: 574.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 38 min

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

United Airlines and Delta fly from Rapid City to Grand Junction every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sioux Falls to Grand Junction via The Bus Stop, Maple/Career NE corner, Sioux Falls, SD, Omaha, NE, Denver, CO, and Denver, Co in around 20 h 46 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rapid City to Grand Junction via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rapid City to Grand Junction via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
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 Grand Junction Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $270
Business Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Room
$430 - $600
Bus operators
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
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Denver, CO
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Lincoln, NE
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Denver, CO
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
expressarrow.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 Denver, Co to Grand Junction, Co
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75

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Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Rapid City Airport to Grand Junction Airport.

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There are 44+ hotels available in Grand Junction. Prices start at $60 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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