There are 8 ways to get from South Dakota to Rockford by plane, bus, car 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.

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Fly Rapid City to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Rapid City (RAP) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) RAP - ORD
  2. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford

$362 - $809

Cheapest option

Fly Sioux Falls to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Sioux Falls (FSD) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) FSD - ORD
  2. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford

$224 - $546

6 alternative options

Drive to Sioux City, fly to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Yankton to Sioux City
  2. Fly from Sioux City (SUX) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) SUX - ORD
  3. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford

$230 - $1,684

Fly Sioux Falls to Madison, bus  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Sioux Falls (FSD) to Madison (MSN) FSD - MSN
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Rockford, IL

Fly Sioux Falls to Chicago Midway, bus  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Sioux Falls (FSD) to Chicago Midway (MDW) FSD - MDW
  2. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford

$346 - $1,582

Bus, train  •  15 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Burnsville, MN 702
  2. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Columbus Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Columbus, WI - Amtrak to Madison, WI – Dutchmill Park & Ride 105
  4. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Dutch Mill P&R to Rockford, IL

Bus  •  16 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Minneapolis, MN 702 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Madison 965
  3. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Rockford, IL

Drive  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Sioux Falls to Rockford 502.2 miles

$45 - $75

Questions & Answers

The distance between South Dakota and Rockford is 591 miles. The road distance is 502.2 miles.

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The best way to get from South Dakota to Rockford without a car is to bus and train which takes 15 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from South Dakota to Rockford, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Rapid City Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 14 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Dakota to Rockford is 502 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 6 min to drive from South Dakota to Rockford.

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Rapid City Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Rockford. Prices start at $66 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 Rockford.
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  • Distance: 590.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

What companies run services between South Dakota, USA and Rockford, IL, USA?

You can take a bus from Sioux Falls to Rockford via The Bus Stop, Maple/Career NE corner, Sioux Falls, SD, Minneapolis, MN, Madison, Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St, and Rockford, IL in around 16 h 6 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago O'Hare via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Sioux Falls to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from Sioux Falls to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $2,000
Flights from Sioux Falls to Madison via Denver
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago O'Hare via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Sioux Falls to Chicago O'Hare via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from Sioux Falls to Madison via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,800
Flights from Sioux Falls to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from Sioux Falls to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,900
Flights from Sioux Falls to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rapid City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Sioux Falls to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $950
Flights from Sioux City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Flights from Sioux Falls to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,900
Flights from Sioux Falls to Madison via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,200
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Sioux Falls to Madison via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $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 St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Columbus Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Room
$220 - $310
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Rockford, IL
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Dutch Mill P&R to Rockford, IL
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Burnsville, MN
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN to Madison
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Columbus, WI - Amtrak to Madison, WI – Dutchmill Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com

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