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Cheap flights to South Dakota

Popular inOctoberHigh demand for flights, 31% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 7% potential price drop
Average price$183Average for round-trip flights in February 2021
Round-trip from$91From Las Vegas to Sioux Falls
One-way from$72One-way flight from Las Vegas to Sioux Falls

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to South Dakota right now?

Travel to South Dakota is currently restricted due to COVID-19. The restrictions for South Dakota are based on the United States restrictions which are: Entry restrictions

The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, Most European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City), the UK, Ireland, Brazil and South Africa in the past 14 days. With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21); There is also an exception for travelers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa; Members of the US Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the US Armed Forces; Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19); Travelers with documents issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, or US Department of State indicating that the traveler is exempt from the restriction; B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities; Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.

Entry requirements

All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane. Exemptions or waiver to the testing requirements may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel. US citizens and permanent residents arriving from the UK must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers are advised to get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if they test negative, they must still stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If the test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected.​​ Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.​

All other info

Travelers are subject to COVID-19 measures set by the state/territory of their final destination. For more information go to CDC website.

If you are planning to travel to South Dakota from an unrestricted area, please consider travel safety tips during this time.
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Cheapest Prices for South Dakota flights by month

January
$326
February
$358
March
$392
April
$383
May
$378
June
$387
July
$373
August
$358
September
$356
October
$368
November
$360
December
$371
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to South Dakota is January. The most expensive month for flights is March. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to South Dakota?

LAS - FSD
Price
$326 - $438
FSD
Temperature
30.2 - 86 °F
FSD
Rainfall
0.59 - 4.17 inches
January is typically the best time to fly to South Dakota, but there are other times where great deals are available. July tends to be the warmest period in South Dakota so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. June is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

When is the best time to book a flight to South Dakota?

The best time to book flights to South Dakota is 13 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to South Dakota?

At the moment, Friday is the most economical day to take a flight to South Dakota. Tuesday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to South Dakota?

At the moment, flights in the evening are likely to offer the best value for money for your South Dakota trip. A flight at noon will more often than not be of higher cost.

Perhaps the most famous reason millions of travelers board flights to South Dakota every year is Mount Rushmore, where the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln are sculpted into the mountainside. It took 14 years to construct this mountain masterpiece and today, more than 20,000 tourists visit the South Dakota landmark daily. But before people were booking flights to South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore, there were prairies, plantations and the peace-loving Sioux Nation (made up of the Dakota, Lakota and Nakota tribes).

South Dakota has long been a land of outdoor beauty. First-time visitors booking flights to South Dakota might find it resembles one of America’s best loved novels and television shows, “Little House on the Prairie.” Laura Ingalls Wilder grew up in South Dakota in the late 19th century and her admired stories took place among the backdrop of the South Dakota landscape.

Visitors booking flights to South Dakota should not miss the museums and monuments that proudly display the native arts and culture inherit in the state.

Popular Destinations in South Dakota

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What is the climate like in South Dakota?

As a Great Plains state, South Dakota has an interior continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. Summer temperatures can reach the mid-80s (F) and winter can be in the low teens and lower. Sioux Falls averages 41 inches of snowfall annually, but there is less snow further north, and the northwest can get less than one foot of snow.On the northern fringe of tornado alley, South Dakota’s twisters are mostly in the eastern part of the state, sometimes in the central region, and rarely in the western part of the state. Spring is the peak tornado season.

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When is the best time to fly to South Dakota?

Peak Season:

Summer is the peak season for visiting and when most South Dakota flights and hotels are booked. The attractions and outdoor activities are in full swing; visitors flock to the Badlands and to the Black Hills with Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial. Summer is also busy with Native American celebrations and rodeos.

The fishing season lasts year-round, with some exceptions.

Off Season:

If you want to see the attractions but not the crowds, book flights to South Dakota in the spring and fall. However, off-season traffic is on the rise, so make reservations in advance if you want cheap flights to South Dakota and reduced hotel rates.

The winters are generally too harsh for most of the outdoor attractions and activities.

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What is the best way to travel around South Dakota?

You will need a car to get around South Dakota, or, if you are going to the more popular destinations, consider joining a tour group. There is limited bus service in the state, and the historic trains just run short routes. Driving is also your best bet even in Sioux Falls, and parking is plentiful.

Hiking, biking, and horseback riding are other ways of getting around, along with boating on the Missouri River, and motorcycles.

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What is good to know if travelling to South Dakota?

  • The Black Hills are home to Mount Rushmore, which features the faces of four American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Walk through the Avenue of Flags, 56 flags, representing the 50 states, one district, three territories and two commonwealths. The National Presidential Wax Museum has waxworks of every president from the signatories of the Declaration of Independence to JFK and George W. Bush’s visit to Ground Zero in New York in 2001.
  • South Dakota is the home of the Dakota, Lakota and Nakota tribes, who make up the Sioux Nation. The Journey Museum in Rapid City tells the story of the Great Plains from the perspective of the Lakota tribe as well as the pioneers who settled there.
  • The South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings exhibits paintings celebrating the pioneer roots of the state as well as 19th- and 20th-century America Indian art.
  • Sue, the Tyrannosaurus rex, who resides at Field Museum in Chicago is the “largest, most complete and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex”, was unearthed in South Dakota. The Badlands National Park has some of the world’s richest fossil beds.
  • Follow the Lewis and Clark trail. Two centuries ago, President Thomas Jefferson sent a crew, headed by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, to map the American West. On the trail today is a monument to Sacagawea, the only woman to accompany the Corps of Discovery and Native American Scenic Byway among many others.
  • See the face of the legendary Lakota leader, Crazy Horse, gaze out across the Black Hills. Nine stories high, the sculpture was started in 1939 by Korczak Ziolkowski and still continues, the work now done by his family. When finished, it will be the world’s largest mountain sculpture – 641 feet long and 563 feet high.

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