There are 5 ways to get from South Dakota to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve by plane, taxi, bus, car, night bus or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Rapid City, taxi  •  5 h 18 min

  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  •  20 h 58 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 Walsenburg
  4. Drive from Walsenburg to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

$148 - $290

3 alternative options

Fly from Sioux Falls, taxi  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Sioux Falls (FSD) to Alamosa (ALS) FSD - ALS
  2. Take a taxi from Alamosa to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

$312 - $1,132

Bus, night bus, train, drive  •  25 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Omaha, NE 501
  2. Take the night bus from Omaha, NE to Kansas City, MO 706
  3. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to Raton Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Raton to Walsenburg
  5. Drive from Walsenburg to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

$205 - $447

Drive  •  14 h 46 min

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

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

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 5 h 18 min 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 4 h 18 min and has one stopover.

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Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is 1 h behind South Dakota. It is currently 2:53 AM in South Dakota and 1:53 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 14 h 46 min to drive from South Dakota to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

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Delta, 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 16 min and costs .

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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: 5 h 18 min

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 8 bus to 4th Ave/Presentation NE corner, take the walk to Sioux Falls airport, fly to Alamosa, then take the taxi to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rapid City to Alamosa via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Rapid City to Alamosa via Salt Lake City, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Sioux Falls to Alamosa via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,700
Flights from Sioux Falls to Alamosa via Minneapolis, Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,900
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Rapid City to Alamosa via Salt Lake City, Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Sioux Falls to Alamosa via Denver
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Sioux Falls to Alamosa via Minneapolis, Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,900
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 Kansas City Amtrak to Raton Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Coach Seat
$190 - $270
Room
$390 - $550
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
Night bus from Omaha, NE to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.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 Walsenburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Raton to Walsenburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Other operators
Taxi from Alamosa to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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