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.

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Fly  •  6 h 4 min

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

$322 - $1,438

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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 52 min

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station 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  •  30 h 49 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

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

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The best way to get from St. Louis to Rapid City without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to get from St. Louis to Rapid City, including transfers.

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St. Louis to Rapid City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from St Louis, Mo station.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to Rapid City is to fly which takes 6 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 19 h 10 min.

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There is no direct flight from St. Louis Airport to Rapid City Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 17 min and has one stopover.

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St. Louis to Rapid City bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Rapid City, SD station.

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Rapid City is 1 h behind St. Louis. It is currently 4:39 PM in St. Louis and 3:39 PM in Rapid City.

Yes, the driving distance between St. Louis to Rapid City is 960 miles. It takes approximately 14 h 52 min to drive from St. Louis to Rapid City.

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  • Distance: 777.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 4 min

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

Delta, American Airlines and United 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
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from St. Louis to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from St. Louis to Rapid City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from St. Louis to Rapid City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St. Louis to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from St. Louis to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from St. Louis to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $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. Louis Gateway Station 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

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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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
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jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Des Moines, IA to Albert Lea, MN
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Albert Lea, MN to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Book 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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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from St. Louis Airport to Rapid City Airport.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Rapid City. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from St. Louis to St. Louis Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs .

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