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There are 5 ways to get from South Dakota to Mesa Verde National Park by plane, shuttle, bus or car

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Fly to Cortez  •  5h 16m

  1. Fly from Pierre (PIR) to Cortez (CEZ) PIR - CEZ

$158 - $465

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Fly to Durango, shuttle  •  7h 37m

  1. Fly from Pierre (PIR) to Durango (DRO) PIR - DRO
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Durango to Cortez

$263 - $640

Fly to Telluride, bus  •  9h 12m

  1. Fly from Pierre (PIR) to Telluride (TEX) PIR - TEX
  2. Take the bus from Mountain Village to Cortez

$258 - $905

Bus  •  36h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Kansas City, MO 501
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to Grand Junction, Co
  3. Take the bus from Grand Junction, CO to Cortez, CO

$254 - $454

Drive  •  18h 48m

  1. Drive from Sioux Falls to Mesa Verde National Park 1105.7 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from South Dakota to Mesa Verde National Park is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 18h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from South Dakota to Mesa Verde National Park is to fly which costs $150 - $470 and takes 5h 16m.

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The distance between South Dakota and Mesa Verde National Park is 667 miles. The road distance is 1105.7 miles.

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The best way to get from South Dakota to Mesa Verde National Park without a car is to bus which takes 36h 7m and costs $250 - $460.

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It takes approximately 5h 16m to get from South Dakota to Mesa Verde National Park, including transfers.

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The best way to get from South Dakota to Mesa Verde National Park is to fly which takes 5h 16m and costs $150 - $470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $250 - $460 and takes 36h 7m.

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There is no direct flight from Pierre Airport to Cortez Airport. The quickest flight takes 10h 10m and has one stopover.

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Mesa Verde National Park is 1h behind South Dakota. It is currently 4:42 PM in South Dakota and 3:42 PM in Mesa Verde National Park.

Yes, the driving distance between South Dakota to Mesa Verde National Park is 1106 miles. It takes approximately 18h 48m to drive from South Dakota to Mesa Verde National Park.

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California Pacific Airlines and Boutique Air offer flights from Pierre Airport to Cortez Airport.

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Map of how to get from South Dakota to Mesa Verde National Park.
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  • Distance: 667.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 16m

What companies run services between South Dakota, USA and Mesa Verde National Park, CO, USA?

California Pacific Airlines and Boutique Air fly from Pierre to Mesa Verde National Park twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sioux Falls to Mesa Verde National Park via The Bus Stop, Maple/Career NE corner, Sioux Falls, SD, Kansas City, MO, Kansas City, Mo, Grand Junction, Co, Grand Junction, CO, and Cortez, CO in around 36h 7m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Pierre to Cortez via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from Pierre to Durango via Denver
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Pierre to Telluride via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Pierre to Cortez via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from Pierre to Telluride via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Pierre to Durango via Denver, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 13m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Bus operators
High Up Shuttles
Website
highuptours.com
Shuttle from Durango to Cortez
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
highuptours.com
Mountain Limo
Website
mountain-limo.com
Bus from Mountain Village to Cortez
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Schedules at
mountain-limo.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Kansas City, MO
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Book at
jeffersonlines.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 Kansas City, Mo to Grand Junction, Co
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $140
Flexible
$160 - $210
Road Runner Stagelines
Website
roadrunnerstagelines.com
Bus from Grand Junction, CO to Cortez, CO
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
roadrunnerstagelines.com
Book at
roadrunnerstagelines.com

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There are 22+ hotels available in Mesa Verde National Park. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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The best way to get from South Dakota to Pierre Airport is to taxi which takes 5m and costs $13 - $16.

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