With an urban population of 74,000, Rapid City serves a collective area population of nearly 650,000 residents in small to midsize communities within a 200 mile radius.

Rapid City Regional Airport is a vital transportation hub for the region and a key component of the local economy. The city owns and operates the Rapid City Regional Airport. Four major airlines operate out of the airport. Allegiant, American, Delta and United offer direct flights to:

  • Atlanta
  • Chicago
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth
  • Denver
  • Houston
  • Las Vegas
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Phoenix/Mesa
  • Charlotte
  • Salt Lake City
  • Newark
  • Visit or call (605) 393-9924 for more information.

The Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad serves Rapid City and provides rail service to the east, south and west. The southern Black Hills is served by Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Railroad which also serves the Powder River Basin of Wyoming.

Public Transportation

Whether you need to get to work, school, or you are just headed downtown for a day of shopping, Rapid Transit System offers affordable fares and convenient routes to get you to your destination in a safe, efficient manner. Annually Rapid Transit System travels more than one half-million miles and provides more than 400,000 passenger trips throughout Rapid City on its three services:

  • Rapid Ride – Public Bus System – students ride free
  • Dial-A-Ride – curb-to-curb/door-to-door transportation service
  • City View Trolley – seasonal, Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend

Visit or call (605) 394-6631 for more information.

Lyft services are also available in Rapid City through the app on your mobile device.