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

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 from Rapid City  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Rapid City (RAP) to Kalispell (FCA) RAP - FCA

$384 - $1,580

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  30 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Burnsville, MN 702
  2. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Whitefish Amtrak Empire Builder

$230 - $568

2 alternative options

Fly from Sioux Falls  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Sioux Falls (FSD) to Kalispell (FCA) FSD - FCA

$686 - $3,046

Drive  •  18 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Sioux Falls to Whitefish 1192.4 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The distance between South Dakota and Whitefish is 717 miles. The road distance is 1192.4 miles.

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The best way to get from South Dakota to Whitefish without a car is to bus and train which takes 30 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to get from South Dakota to Whitefish, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Rapid City Airport to Kalispell Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 58 min and has one stopover.

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Whitefish is 1 h behind South Dakota. It is currently 9:37 PM in South Dakota and 8:37 PM in Whitefish.

Yes, the driving distance between South Dakota to Whitefish is 1192 miles. It takes approximately 18 h 8 min to drive from South Dakota to Whitefish.

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United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Rapid City Airport to Kalispell Airport.

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There are 90+ hotels available in Whitefish. Prices start at $84 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 Whitefish.
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  • Distance: 716.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 31 min

What companies run services between South Dakota, USA and Whitefish, MT, USA?

Delta and United Airlines fly from Rapid City to Whitefish every 3 hours.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rapid City to Kalispell via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Sioux Falls to Kalispell via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $3,200
Flights from Sioux Falls to Kalispell via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $3,500
Flights from Sioux Falls to Kalispell via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $3,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rapid City to Kalispell via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Rapid City to Kalispell via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Rapid City to Kalispell via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
10 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,800
Flights from Sioux Falls to Kalispell via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $3,000
Flights from Sioux Falls to Kalispell via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,800
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 Whitefish Amtrak
Ave. Duration
23 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $230
Flexi Coach Seat
$280 - $400
Business Coach Seat
$330 - $460
Room
$600 - $850
Bus operators
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
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jeffersonlines.com

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