There are 8 ways to get from Mount Rushmore to Niagara Falls 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 to Buffalo  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Rapid City (RAP) to Buffalo (BUF) RAP - BUF

$321 - $1,210

Cheapest option

Bus, train via Toronto - Royal York Hotel  •  38 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Rapid City, SD to Minneapolis, MN 702
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Chicago
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto - Royal York Hotel
  4. Take the train from Toronto to Niagara Falls

$266 - $476

6 alternative options

Fly to Toronto, train  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Rapid City (RAP) to Toronto (YYZ) RAP - YYZ
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Niagara Falls

$307 - $1,481

Fly to Rochester, train  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Rapid City (RAP) to Rochester (ROC) RAP - ROC
  2. Take the train from Rochester to Niagara Falls Station

$325 - $1,272

Fly to Erie, bus  •  13 h

  1. Fly from Rapid City (RAP) to Erie (ERI) RAP - ERI
  2. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Buffalo, Ny

$367 - $1,432

Bus, train  •  35 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Rapid City, SD to Burnsville, MN 702
  2. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Buffalo to Niagara Falls Station

$334 - $699

Bus  •  36 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Rapid City, SD to Minneapolis, MN 702
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Toronto, On
  4. Take the bus from Toronto, On to Niagara Falls, On 317

$276 - $510

Drive  •  23 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Mount Rushmore to Niagara Falls 1462.8 miles

$140 - $210

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mount Rushmore to Niagara Falls is to drive which costs $140 - $210 and takes 23 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mount Rushmore to Niagara Falls is to fly which costs $320 - $1,300 and takes 7 h 24 min.

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The distance between Mount Rushmore and Niagara Falls is 1227 miles. The road distance is 1462.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Mount Rushmore to Niagara Falls without a car is to bus and train which takes 35 h 7 min and costs $330 - $700.

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It takes approximately 7 h 24 min to get from Mount Rushmore to Niagara Falls, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Mount Rushmore to Niagara Falls is to fly which takes 7 h 24 min and costs $320 - $1,300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $270 - $550 and takes 36 h 17 min.

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There is no direct flight from Rapid City Airport to Buffalo Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 54 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mount Rushmore to Niagara Falls is 1463 miles. It takes approximately 23 h 43 min to drive from Mount Rushmore to Niagara Falls.

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

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There are 466+ hotels available in Niagara Falls. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Mount Rushmore to Niagara Falls.
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  • Distance: 1227.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 24 min

What companies run services between Mount Rushmore, SD, USA and Niagara Falls, NY, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Mount Rushmore to Niagara Falls hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mount Rushmore to Niagara Falls via Rapid City, SD, Minneapolis, MN, Hennepin Ave & 10th St N, Hennepin Ave & 16th St, Minneapolis, Mn, Chicago, Il, and Toronto, On in around 36 h 17 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rapid City to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Rapid City to Buffalo via Denver, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Rapid City to Buffalo via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Rapid City to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Rapid City to Toronto via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Rapid City to Toronto via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Rapid City to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Rapid City to Rochester via Denver, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Rapid City to Rochester via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Rapid City to Rochester via Denver, Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Rapid City to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare, Newark
Ave. Duration
9 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Rapid City to Erie via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Rapid City to Erie via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rapid City to Buffalo via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Rapid City to Buffalo via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Rapid City to Buffalo via Minneapolis, New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Rapid City to Toronto via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from Rapid City to Toronto via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Rapid City to Rochester via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Rapid City to Rochester via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Rapid City to Rochester via Minneapolis, New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Rapid City to Rochester via Minneapolis, New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Rapid City to Erie via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Rapid City to Erie via Salt Lake City, Detroit
Ave. Duration
11 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rapid City to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Rapid City to Buffalo via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Rapid City to Buffalo via Chicago O'Hare, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Rapid City to Toronto via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Rapid City to Toronto via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from Rapid City to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Rapid City to Rochester via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 29 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Rapid City to Erie via Chicago O'Hare, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Rapid City to Erie via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
9 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,500
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto to Niagara Falls
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $80
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$26 - $40
Economy
$35 - $50
Economy Plus
$55 - $80
Business
$45 - $70
Business Plus/Sleeper
$90 - $130
Train from Rochester to Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $80
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$27 - $40
Economy
$35 - $50
Economy Plus
$55 - $80
Business
$50 - $75
Business Plus/Sleeper
$95 - $140
Train from Buffalo to Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $60
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$21 - $30
Economy
$25 - $35
Economy Plus
$40 - $60
Business
$35 - $50
Business Plus/Sleeper
$65 - $90
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 Rochester Amtrak to Niagara Falls Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 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 Chicago Union Station to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
Train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Niagara Falls Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
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 Erie, Pa to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
Bus from Chicago, Il to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Toronto, On to Niagara Falls, On
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Rapid City, SD to Burnsville, MN
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Rapid City, SD to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Megabus Canada
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Niagara Falls, ON
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$13 - $19
Online Fare
$14 - $29
Standard Fare
$23 - $35
Refundable
$26 - $40
Bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto - Royal York Hotel
Ave. Duration
12 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$80 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130

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