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There are 4 ways to get from South Dakota to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve by plane, taxi, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly, taxi  •  5h 14m

  1. Fly from Rapid City (RAP) to Alamosa (ALS) RAP - ALS
  2. Take a taxi from Alamosa to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

$319 - $1,115

Cheapest option

Bus, drive  •  23h 3m

  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 Walsenburg
  4. Drive from Walsenburg to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

$146 - $284

2 alternative options

Bus, drive via Pueblo, CO  •  22h 24m

  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 to Pueblo, CO
  4. Drive from Pueblo, CO to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

$156 - $276

Drive  •  14h 46m

  1. Drive from Sioux Falls to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve 963.4 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from South Dakota to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 14h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from South Dakota to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is to fly and taxi which costs $310 - $1,200 and takes 5h 14m.

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The distance between South Dakota and Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is 551 miles. The road distance is 963.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 5h 14m to get from South Dakota to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Rapid City Airport to Alamosa Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 14m and has one stopover.

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Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is 1h behind South Dakota. It is currently 8:38 AM in South Dakota and 7:38 AM in Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

Yes, the driving distance between South Dakota to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is 963 miles. It takes approximately 14h 46m to drive from South Dakota to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

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United Airlines and Boutique Air offer flights from Rapid City Airport to Alamosa Airport.

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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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Map of how to get from South Dakota to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.
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  • Distance: 550.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 14m

What companies run services between South Dakota, USA and Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, CO, USA?

There is no direct connection from Rapid City to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. However, you can take the taxi to Rapid City airport, fly to Alamosa, then take the taxi to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Alternatively, you can take the line 4 bus to The Bus Stop, take the line 19 bus to Maple/Career NE corner, take the walk to Sioux Falls, SD, take the bus to Omaha, NE, take the bus to Denver, CO, take the walk to Denver, take the bus to Pueblo, CO, then take the drive to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rapid City to Alamosa via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
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
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Express Arrow
Phone
877-779-2999
Website
expressarrow.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Denver, CO
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
expressarrow.com
EPLA Limo Express
Website
eplalimo.com
Bus from Denver to Pueblo, CO
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
eplalimo.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 Walsenburg
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Other operators
Taxi from Alamosa to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
Ave. Duration
43m
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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