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There are 4 ways to get from South Dakota to Springfield by plane, bus or car

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Fly from Rapid City  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Rapid City (RAP) to Springfield (SPI) RAP - SPI

$273 - $1,152

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Fly from Sioux Falls  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Sioux Falls (FSD) to Springfield (SPI) FSD - SPI

$438 - $2,020

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  17 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Omaha, NE 501
  2. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Galesburg, IL
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Galesburg, IL to Springfield, IL

Drive  •  10 h

  1. Drive from Sioux Falls to Springfield 625.2 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from South Dakota to Springfield is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 10 h.

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The quickest way to get from South Dakota to Springfield is to fly which costs $270 - $1,200 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Dakota to Springfield. However, there are services departing from 6th/St. Paul NE corner and arriving at Springfield, IL via The Bus Stop, Sioux Falls, SD, Omaha, NE and Galesburg, IL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 13 min.

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The distance between South Dakota and Springfield is 645 miles. The road distance is 625.2 miles.

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The best way to get from South Dakota to Springfield without a car is to bus and Amtrak Thruway which takes 17 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from South Dakota to Springfield, including transfers.

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South Dakota to Springfield bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Sioux Falls, SD station.

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The best way to get from South Dakota to Springfield is to fly which takes 5 h 22 min and costs $270 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus and Amtrak Thruway, which costs and takes 17 h 13 min.

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There is no direct flight from Rapid City Airport to Springfield Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 14 min and has one stopover.

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South Dakota to Springfield bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Springfield, IL station.

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Map of how to get from South Dakota to Springfield.
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  • Distance: 644.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 22 min

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

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Rapid City to Springfield every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sioux Falls to Springfield via The Bus Stop, Maple/Career NE corner, Sioux Falls, SD, Omaha, NE, and Galesburg, IL in around 17 h 13 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rapid City to Springfield via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Rapid City to Springfield via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Sioux Falls to Springfield via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,000
Flights from Sioux Falls to Springfield via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rapid City to Springfield via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Sioux Falls to Springfield via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Flights from Sioux Falls to Springfield via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,300
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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jeffersonlines.com
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
Bus from Galesburg, IL to Springfield, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between South Dakota to Springfield is 625 miles. It takes approximately 10 h to drive from South Dakota to Springfield.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Rapid City Airport to Springfield Airport.

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There are 33+ hotels available in Springfield. Prices start at $50 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 $29 - $35.

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