Cheap Flights To Rapid City (RAP)

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Cheap Flights to Rapid City from $141 One Way, $188 Round Trip

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Rapid City Flight Information

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Destination Airport IATA Code RAP
Number of Airlines Serving
Airlines United, Delta, American Airlines
Flight Price $188
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Travel to Rapid City

If you're looking for cheap flights to Rapid City, South Dakota, let be the travel planner that fits your budget needs. Whether you're visiting to see Mount Rushmore or want to experience the outdoors of South Dakota, there is plenty to keep you busy during your stay.

Rapid City Regional Airport

Rapid City Regional Airport is located at 4550 Terminal Road, only 8 miles southeast of the downtown core. The airport is host to several airlines, including Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, among others. If you need a rental car during your stay in Rapid City, there are five companies located within the airport ready to serve you: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National/Alamo. If you do not require a rental car, there is a locally owned shuttle service available seven days a week for each arriving flight. The shuttle service operates within the Rapid City/Black Hills region, and prices vary depending on your destination. If you are headed for downtown, the ride will take about 20 minutes.

Rapid City Attractions and Weather

Rapid City is full of entertainment, local attractions, outdoor recreation, parks and monuments. You won't want to miss out on viewing the historically famous Mount Rushmore while you're staying in Rapid City. Dinosaur Park and Storybook Island are wonderful places to visit if you are on a family trip. If you are an animal lover, be sure to check out Bear Country USA or the Reptile Gardens.

Rapid City has a steppe climate, meaning it experiences long dry summers and long dry winters. Winters can last from November through April and often see lows in the teens. If you want to enjoy skiing, snowboarding or ice skating, winter is the best time to visit. May and June are the wettest months of the year, averaging more than 2 inches of rain per month. July and August are the warmest months to visit, with average highs reaching the mid-80s and lows in the mid-50s Fahrenheit. Visitors will want to be ready for both hot sunny days and significantly cooler nights.

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Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Rapid City?
Before you book your airfare, take a look at our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This page has everything you need to know about current travel advice, quarantine rules and other essential info for your flight to Rapid City.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
Before you make a booking, have a quick scan through your preferred airline’s terms and conditions. This should help with questions relating to COVID-19 and changes to your flight. For more assistance, head to our Customer Service Portal.
Which airlines fly to Rapid City?
Search for a flight that suits your budget among the 20 airlines that fly into Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP). The best way to save on ticket prices is to book ahead of time. Have a look at these well-known domestic air carriers and bag a fantastic deal today:

  • United Airlines - 87 flights to Rapid City per month
  • American Airlines - 62 flights to Rapid City per month
  • Delta - 58 flights to Rapid City per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Rapid City?
Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP). It’s the city’s main airport and is located approximately 9 miles east of the downtown area. You’ll be unpacking your belongings and exploring the best of Rapid City not long after landing.
How much is a flight to Rapid City?
This week, prices fluctuated between $188 and $358 for a return flight to Rapid City. Tickets one-way departing from Phoenix (PHX) fell to just $141 during the same period.
How to book the cheapest flight to Rapid City?
Snapping up cheap flights to Rapid City is as simple as booking your ticket with Orbitz. But if you’re eager to make sure you’re getting the best flight deals around, here are some suggestions worth following:

  • Taking off from or arriving at other airports can sometimes help you cut costs. Enter your preferred departure and arrival airports. Next, click on the ‘Nearby airports’ function below the form fields to look through your options.
  • If your plans aren’t written in stone, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link to compare flight deals across different departure dates. You may find an even better fare.
  • To filter your results, click on ‘Show options.’ You can search based on seating class, airlines, nonstop flights and refundable flights. You can also choose your preferred departure and arrival times under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left.
  • Once you’ve settled on your travel dates, don’t delay booking. Fares usually rise as the departure date gets closer.
  • Consider bundling your hotels, flights and car rentals into a package deal with Orbitz — the more you book, the more you save.
  • Don’t fly during peak seasons if possible. By avoiding school vacations and summer, you can save a significant amount on your airfares.

How long is a flight to Rapid City?
You might have time to read a few chapters or more of your novel, or you might polish off the whole thing! Flight durations depend on where you’re departing from, but these top routes to Rapid City offer some insight:

  • Denver, CO (DEN-Denver Intl.) to Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) - 1 hour and 13 minutes
  • Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.) to Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) - 1 hour and 48 minutes
  • Dallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth Intl.) to Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) - 2 hours and 17 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Rapid City?
Book your tickets to Rapid City in January. This is the best month for bargain fares, followed by February and August. Catch cheap flights and enjoy your dream getaway with Orbitz.
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Rapid City?
When it comes to cheap fares to Rapid City, the best days to make a booking are generally Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. A fabulous flight deal is just clicks away with Orbitz.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Rapid City?
You can score cheap flights to Rapid City by taking to the skies on a Monday, according to Orbitz data from 2020. Tuesday is the next cheapest day, while Saturday has the most costly ticket prices. Whether you prefer to stretch your travel budget or take off whenever is convenient, you’ll always find a good deal with Orbitz.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Rapid City?
To secure cheap flights to Rapid City, pack your suitcase and jet off in August. Orbitz data has found that generally, this is an excellent month to save loads on your ticket. If you want to fly to Rapid City in June, it’s worth keeping in mind that this is the least affordable time of year to take a trip.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
If you’re concerned your travel plans may change, Orbitz will help you lock in a flexible fare. All you have to do is select “Filter by flexible change policies” when searching for your flights. We’ll show you carriers that include free cancellation and no change fees — all on top of our awesome low prices.
What do I need for the flight to Rapid City?
The trick to a stress-free flight is preparation. Here are some tips to help you get ready for your adventure:

  • Before you step on to the plane, you’ll need to show proof of identification, like your passport. You’ll also need your boarding pass. If you’re traveling with the kids, check with your airline about which documents they require — if any.
  • Take some activities to keep you occupied on your trip to Rapid City. Books, magazines and electronic devices like tablets and e-readers are good ideas. Be sure to take a water bottle too. Even on a short flight, it’s important to stay well-hydrated.
  • Even if you’re traveling when it’s sweltering outside, take a warm top or scarf on board with you. Cabins are notorious for getting downright chilly.

How many direct flights are there to Rapid City?
Rapid City has approximately 36 direct flights every month, so you have loads of options to select from. Say goodbye to stopovers and travel nonstop with American Airlines, United Airlines or Delta Air Lines.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Rapid City?
If you think a business or first-class ticket is out of your price range, think again. Here are a few practical tips to help you land a premium flight to Rapid City for a whole lot less:

  • Flexibility is essential. By being open to a variety of travel dates, you’ll have better odds of picking up a great deal on first or business-class airfares.
  • Plenty of budget airlines offer terrific business-class seating without the pricey fees.
  • Make the most of your airline’s rewards program and use points to upgrade your seat. You can also bid for an upgrade in an online auction if available.

How to get into Rapid City from the airport?
A Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) car rental is an excellent way of getting from RAP airport to downtown Rapid City. Reserve a set of wheels from one of the top rental offices on-site, like Hertz, Enterprise or Alamo and then head west. You’ll need to drive 9 miles before you reach the city center. Rapid City car rentals is another popular option situated downtown if you’d prefer not to drive so soon after you land.
What is the best time to go to Rapid City?
You’ll have plenty of fun whatever time of the year you go to Rapid City, but are the liveliest months. Like to pack your itinerary with plenty of warm-weather experiences? Book your getaway close to June 20. This is when summertime kicks off in the Northern Hemisphere. Expect the mercury to drift between 60undefined and 80undefined at this time.
Travel tips for Rapid City

  • Downtown Rapid City is packed with terrific attractions. Spots like Dinosaur Park and Rushmore Mall will keep your feet on the move and your adventurous spirit happy.
  • You’ll discover fun day trip adventures a short drive from the center of town. Explore Mount Rushmore first and then make tracks to Watiki Water Park.
  • Want to see what else Pennington County has to offer? Pick up a car rental and set out for Wall or Scenic. With your own wheels, discovering those harder-to-find destinations will also be a cinch.

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