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There are 8 ways to get from Washington to Mount Rushmore by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly from Reagan Washington  •  7h 14m

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

$198 - $698

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Fly from Washington Dulles  •  8h

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Rapid City (RAP) IAD - RAP

$252 - $902

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Rapid City (RAP) BWI - RAP

$208 - $706

Train to Charlottesville, fly  •  9h 57m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Charlottesville Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Charlottesville (CHO) to Rapid City (RAP) CHO - RAP

$230 - $698

Train, bus  •  41h 8m

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

$276 - $423

Bus  •  45h 15m

  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

$269 - $426

Bus, night bus  •  45h 39m

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

$271 - $410

Drive  •  26h 14m

  1. Drive from Washington to Mount Rushmore 1641.3 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Mount Rushmore is to drive which costs $160 - $240 and takes 26h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Mount Rushmore is to fly which costs $190 - $700 and takes 7h 14m.

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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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The best way to get from Washington to Mount Rushmore without a car is to train and bus which takes 41h 8m and costs $270 - $430.

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It takes approximately 7h 14m to get from Washington to Mount Rushmore, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Washington to Mount Rushmore is to fly which takes 7h 14m and costs $190 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $260 - $430 and takes 45h 15m.

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There is no direct flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Rapid City Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 15m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Mount Rushmore is 1641 miles. It takes approximately 26h 14m to drive from Washington to Mount Rushmore.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Rapid City Airport.

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There are 100+ hotels available in Mount Rushmore. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 1414 miles
  • Duration: 7h 14m

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Washington to Mount Rushmore hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Mount Rushmore via Harrisburg, Pa, Kansas City, Mo, Kansas City, MO, Sioux Falls, SD, and Rapid City, SD in around 45h 15m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Newark
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 31m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Rapid City via Newark
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Rapid City via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 21m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Rapid City via Akron, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Rapid City via Pittsburgh, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to Rapid City via Houston
Ave. Duration
9h 46m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Charlottesville to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Charlottesville to Rapid City via Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Charlottesville to Rapid City via Washington Dulles, Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Charlottesville to Rapid City via Washington Dulles, Newark
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Charlottesville to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare, Denver
Ave. Duration
9h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Charlottesville to Rapid City via Washington Dulles, Houston
Ave. Duration
9h 16m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to Rapid City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Rapid City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Charlottesville to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Charlottesville to Rapid City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Charlottesville to Rapid City via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Charlottesville to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Charlottesville to Rapid City via Charlotte, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Washington Dulles to Rapid City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
10h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,500
Flights from Baltimore to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Rapid City via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
10h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,700
Flights from Charlottesville to Rapid City via Atlanta, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 24m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Train from Washington Union Station to Charlottesville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $90
Business Class Seat
$70 - $140
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 Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Washington Union Station to Charlottesville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $250
Train from Chicago Union Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$230 - $330
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
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
11h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Sioux Falls, SD
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
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 Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $26
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Kansas City, Mo
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $150
Flexible
$150 - $230
Bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
21h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$80 - $120
Flexible
$120 - $180
Night bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to St Paul, Mn
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $3.

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