There are 5 ways to get from Washington to Mount Rushmore by plane, train, bus 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  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Rapid City (RAP) DCA - RAP

$338 - $748

Cheapest option

Bus via Chicago, Il  •  42 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
  3. Take the bus from Burnsville, MN to Rapid City, SD 701

$277 - $524

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  41 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Burnsville, MN to Rapid City, SD 701

$347 - $729

Bus  •  44 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Kansas City, Mo
  3. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Sioux Falls, SD 502
  4. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD 701

$302 - $559

Drive  •  26 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Mount Rushmore 1641.3 miles

$160 - $240

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Mount Rushmore is to drive which costs $160 - $240 and takes 26 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Mount Rushmore is to fly which costs $330 - $750 and takes 7 h 18 min.

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The distance between Washington and Mount Rushmore is 1414 miles. The road distance is 1641.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 18 min to get from Washington to Mount Rushmore, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Mount Rushmore, SD, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Washington to Mount Rushmore hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Mount Rushmore via Chicago, Il, Minneapolis, Mn, Marquette Av S at 11 St S SW corner, Burnsville Transit Station, Burnsville, MN, and Rapid City, SD in around 42 h 6 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Burnsville, MN to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
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
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 Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $170
Flexible
$190 - $260

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