There are 6 ways to get from South Dakota to Ottumwa by bus, car, plane, shuttle 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

Bus  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Omaha, NE 501
  2. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Ottumwa, IA 1402

$97 - $140

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Drive  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Sioux Falls to Ottumwa 373.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly Rapid City to Des Moines, bus  •  12 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Rapid City (RAP) to Des Moines (DSM) RAP - DSM
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA

$264 - $1,100

Fly Sioux Falls to Des Moines, bus  •  12 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Sioux Falls (FSD) to Des Moines (DSM) FSD - DSM
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA

$376 - $1,866

Fly Sioux Falls to Cedar Rapids, bus  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Sioux Falls (FSD) to Cedar Rapids (CID) FSD - CID
  2. Take the bus from Cedar Rapids, IA to Mt. Pleasant, IL
  3. Take the bus from Mt. Pleasant, IL to Ottumwa, IA

$402 - $1,582

Fly Sioux Falls to Moline, shuttle, train  •  11 h

  1. Fly from Sioux Falls (FSD) to Moline (MLI) FSD - MLI
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Moline, IL to Princeton, IL
  3. Take the train from Princeton Amtrak to Ottumwa Amtrak

$516 - $2,286

Questions & Answers

The distance between South Dakota and Ottumwa is 476 miles. The road distance is 373.7 miles.

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The best way to get from South Dakota to Ottumwa without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 38 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 38 min to get from South Dakota to Ottumwa, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Rapid City Airport to Des Moines Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 59 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Dakota to Ottumwa is 374 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 3 min to drive from South Dakota to Ottumwa.

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Rapid City Airport to Des Moines Airport.

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There are seven+ hotels available in Ottumwa. Prices start at $100 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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Map of how to get from South Dakota to Ottumwa.
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  • Distance: 476.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 38 min

What companies run services between South Dakota, USA and Ottumwa, IA, USA?

You can take a bus from Sioux Falls to Ottumwa via Sioux Falls, SD and Omaha, NE in around 8 h 38 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rapid City to Des Moines via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Rapid City to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Sioux Falls to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $2,000
Flights from Sioux Falls to Des Moines via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $2,100
Flights from Sioux Falls to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $2,200
Flights from Sioux Falls to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,400
Flights from Sioux Falls to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $2,200
Flights from Sioux Falls to Moline via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,500
Flights from Sioux Falls to Moline via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rapid City to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Rapid City to Des Moines via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Rapid City to Des Moines via Salt Lake City, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Sioux Falls to Des Moines via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,800
Flights from Sioux Falls to Cedar Rapids via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $2,000
Flights from Sioux Falls to Cedar Rapids via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,500
Flights from Sioux Falls to Moline via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $2,100
Flights from Sioux Falls to Moline via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rapid City to Des Moines via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Rapid City to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Sioux Falls to Des Moines via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,900
Flights from Sioux Falls to Des Moines via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Sioux Falls to Cedar Rapids via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $2,100
Flights from Sioux Falls to Cedar Rapids via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,400
Flights from Sioux Falls to Moline via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $2,100
Flights from Sioux Falls to Moline via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,500
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Sioux Falls to Cedar Rapids via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$350 - $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 Princeton Amtrak to Ottumwa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
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 Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Cedar Rapids, IA to Mt. Pleasant, IL
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Mt. Pleasant, IL to Ottumwa, IA
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Act II Transport
Website
actiitransportation.com
Shuttle from Moline, IL to Princeton, IL
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
actiitransportation.com

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