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There are 3 ways to get from South Dakota to Whitefish by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  5h 31m

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

$384 - $1,580

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  32h 48m

  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 Station Empire Builder

$216 - $552

1 alternative option

Drive  •  18h 8m

  1. Drive from Sioux Falls to Whitefish 1192.4 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from South Dakota to Whitefish is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 18h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from South Dakota to Whitefish is to fly which costs $380 - $1,600 and takes 5h 31m.

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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 32h 48m and costs $210 - $550.

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It takes approximately 5h 31m 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 4h 58m and has one stopover.

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Whitefish is 1h behind South Dakota. It is currently 4:55 PM in South Dakota and 3:55 PM in Whitefish.

Yes, the driving distance between South Dakota to Whitefish is 1192 miles. It takes approximately 18h 8m 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 95+ hotels available in Whitefish. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from South Dakota to Whitefish.
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  • Distance: 716.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 31m

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

United Airlines and Delta fly from Rapid City to Whitefish every 4 hours.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rapid City to Kalispell via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Rapid City to Kalispell via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Rapid City to Kalispell via Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
10h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rapid City to Kalispell via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Whitefish Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
23h 36m
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
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
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jeffersonlines.com

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The best way to get from South Dakota to Rapid City Airport is to taxi which takes 16m and costs $29 - $35.

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