How to Reach Rapid City - The Easiest Way to Reach Rapid City


  • By Air: Rapid City Regional Airport provides regular flights to major cities like Denver, Dallas, Las Vegas, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta and others.
  • By Train: Rapid City, Pierre and Eastern Railroad (RCP&E) serves the city and runs to Minnesota to the east and Nebraska to the south.
  • By Bus: Buses from almost all major cities can be taken to visit Rapid City.
  • By Car: The I-90 highway passes through Rapid City and is a very scenic drive.


  • By Bus: Rapid Ride System available from the Milo Barber transit center can be used for commuting.
  • By Taxi: Advisable to take a taxi for far off attractions or late nights.
  • On Foot: Most of the attractions within the city can be covered by walking.

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Modes of Transportation in Rapid City

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Rapid City. The most preferred mode of transport in Rapid City is Car.

Average distance: 8.05 km Average time: 11 min

  • Car 100%
    Driving 8.5 min Walking 2.5 min Overall average time for 8.05 kms 11 min

How to Reach Rapid City from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Hill city to Rapid City 38.02 km 38 mins
Alliance to Rapid City 63.99 km 1 hour 3 mins
Belle fourche to Rapid City 70.72 km 1 hour 10 mins
Watford city to Rapid City 94.99 km 1 hour 34 mins
Fleming to Rapid City 95.69 km 1 hour 35 mins
Newcastle to Rapid City 108.9 km 1 hour 48 mins
Sundance to Rapid City 127.12 km 2 hours 7 mins
Oxbow to Rapid City 172.31 km 2 hours 52 mins
Ogallala to Rapid City 182.18 km 3 hours 2 mins
Cheyenne to Rapid City 193.51 km 3 hours 13 mins
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