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Cheap flights to Rapid City, United States

Cheap flights to Rapid City

Most popular in December High demand for flights, 1% potential price rise
Cheapest in January Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price $476 Price for this month
Cheapest price $214 From New York to Rapid City

Cheapest Prices for Rapid City flights by month

January
$412
February
$540
March
$461
April
$485
May
$495
June
$483
July
$452
August
$505
September
$476
October
$477
November
$500
December
$579
Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Rapid City. Flying to Rapid City in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Rapid City?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.

The best time to visit Rapid City is during the summer in the months of July and August when temperatures range from warm to hot.  As many of the local attractions are outdoors, these months are the ideal time to visit.  Holidaying in the shoulder season however can mean saving money as well as experiencing fewer crowds at Mount Rushmore. Snow can occur anytime from early October to mid-May so those who want to travel in the shoulder season should aim for June or September.   The major holidays are Independence Day on the 4th July and Labour Day on the 1st September.  During these holidays accommodation will be harder to find and no doubt more costly.

When is the best time to book flights to Rapid City?

The price you pay for your flight to Rapid City may vary depending on when you book.For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 35 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
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Which day is cheapest to fly to Rapid City?

The cheapest flights to Rapid City are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Friday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at noon when visiting Rapid City. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the evening as these tend to have higher demand.

City overview

Nestled at the foot of the Black Hills, the All-American town of Rapid City is famous for its proximity to Mount Rushmore. The area boasts a huge amount of Native American heritage and the city itself is surrounded by the jaw dropping landscape of the Great Plains. 

The Black Hills National Forest is a vast expanse of mountains that include Mount Rushmore itself which is found some 25 miles (40 km) from the centre of Rapid City. The iconic mountain etching of the four presidents; Roosevelt, Jefferson, Lincoln and Washington is even more awe inspiring on a close up visit.  In addition to Rushmore, the Black Hills is home to the world’s largest mountain carving, the Crazy Horse Memorial which has been under construction for over 60 years. The memorial encompasses a visitors’ centre which houses the Native American Cultural and Education Centre and the Indian Museum of North America.   The Black Hills National Forest is also home to Custer State Park, which is one of the best places to see far reaching views across the mountain range along with herds of buffalo and bison.  Wind Cave National Park can be found to the south of Custer State Park and is home to one of the world’s largest and most complex caves.

Thanks to its development as a major tourist spot due to its proximity to Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse, Rapid City boasts a large number of attractions given the size of the city.  These include the fascinating Museum of Geology and The Journey Museum, a unique visitor centre comprised of seven acres of gardens that chart the history of the Black Hills. 

Rapid City is also home to many statues and sculptures including the ‘City of Presidents’ collection of bronze sculptures which include all US presidents and can be found on street corners around the whole city centre area.  Those with families will also need to find time in their itinerary for Dinosaur Park, a free attraction home to seven life-size concrete dinosaurs, Storybook Island and the Flintstones Bedrock City theme park.

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Getting around Rapid City

The easiest way to travel to the biggest attractions including Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial is via one of many tour operators.  The centre of the city itself can be navigated on foot or via the public bus service which covers the city.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) is nine miles (6km) from the city centre. The simplest way to get into town is via the public airport shuttle service which connects with each arriving flight.  Passengers can ask to be dropped off anywhere in Rapid City or the Black Hills area. 

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