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There are 6 ways to get from Washington to Rapid City by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly  •  6 h 55 min

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

$292 - $688

Cheapest option

Bus  •  43 h 30 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

$222 - $449

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  40 h 33 min

  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

$287 - $654

Train, bus via Omaha, NE  •  44 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Omaha, NE
  3. Take the bus from Omaha, NE to Sioux Falls, SD 502
  4. Take the bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD 701

$277 - $548

Bus, night bus  •  45 h 4 min

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

$225 - $456

Drive  •  25 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Rapid City 1618.4 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Rapid City is to drive which costs $150 - $230 and takes 25 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Rapid City is to fly which costs $290 - $700 and takes 6 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Rapid City. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Rapid City, SD via Chicago, Il, Marquette Av S at 11 St S SW corner and Burnsville, MN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 30 min.

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The distance between Washington and Rapid City is 1404 miles. The road distance is 1618.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Rapid City without a car is to train and bus which takes 40 h 33 min and costs $280 - $700.

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It takes approximately 6 h 55 min to get from Washington to Rapid City, including transfers.

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Washington to Rapid City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Rapid City is to fly which takes 6 h 55 min and costs $290 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $220 - $450 and takes 43 h 30 min.

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There is no direct flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Rapid City Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 48 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Washington to Rapid City.
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  • Distance: 1403.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 55 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Rapid City, SD, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Washington to Rapid City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Rapid City via Chicago, Il, Minneapolis, Mn, Marquette Av S at 11 St S SW corner, and Burnsville, MN in around 43 h 30 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Covington, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rapid City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $650
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 Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
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 to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
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
Train from Washington Union Station to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $260
Business Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Room
$410 - $600
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
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jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Omaha, NE to Sioux Falls, SD
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Sioux Falls, SD to Rapid City, SD
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
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 Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from Chicago, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
Bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago Amtrak, Il
Ave. Duration
21 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $130
Flexible
$140 - $200
Night bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Minneapolis, Mn
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
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More Questions & Answers

Rapid City is 2 h behind Washington. It is currently 11:13 AM in Washington and 9:13 AM in Rapid City.

Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Rapid City is 1618 miles. It takes approximately 25 h 52 min to drive from Washington to Rapid City.

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

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There are 48+ hotels available in Rapid City. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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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 - $4.

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