There are 5 ways to get from St. Louis to Rapid City 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Rapid City (RAP) STL - RAP

$322 - $1,438

Cheapest option

Bus via Kansas City, MO  •  19 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Sioux Falls, SD 502
  3. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD 701

$154 - $253

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  20 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Sioux Falls, SD 502
  3. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD 701

$180 - $316

Bus  •  31 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, MO to Burlington, IA
  2. Take the bus from Burlington, IA to Des Moines, IA
  3. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Albert Lea, MN 806 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Albert Lea, MN to Rapid City, SD 701

$205 - $333

Drive  •  14 h 52 min

  1. Drive from St. Louis to Rapid City 959.7 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from St. Louis to Rapid City is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 14 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from St. Louis to Rapid City is to fly which costs $320 - $1,500 and takes 5 h 56 min.

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The distance between St. Louis and Rapid City is 777 miles. The road distance is 959.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to get from St. Louis to Rapid City, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from St. Louis to Rapid City. However, there are services departing from St Louis, Mo and arriving at Rapid City, SD via Kansas City, MO and Sioux Falls, SD. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 10 min.

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What companies run services between St. Louis, MO, USA and Rapid City, SD, USA?

Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from St. Louis to Rapid City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St. Louis to Rapid City via Kansas City, Mo, Kansas City, MO, and Sioux Falls, SD in around 19 h 10 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St. Louis to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from St. Louis to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from St. Louis to Rapid City via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from St. Louis to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from St. Louis to Rapid City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from St. Louis to Rapid City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from St. Louis to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from St. Louis to Rapid City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station Amtrak to Kansas City Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Sioux Falls, SD
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Albert Lea, MN
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Albert Lea, MN to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from St Louis, MO to Burlington, IA
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Burlington, IA to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com

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