The cheapest times to fly from DFW to RAP are

  • January 8th to May 6th (except the weeks of February 5th, February 12th, March 5th, and March 12th)
  • July 9th to November 11th (except the weeks of July 23rd, July 30th, August 20th, August 27th, September 3rd, and September 24th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DFW to RAP is early December. Prices can be as high as $806 for Friday flights during early March, or as low as $409 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Rapid City

Flying from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) to Rapid City, SD (RAP) will usually cost between $409 to $485 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $409. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $496. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $87 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $418 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DFW to RAP flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DFW to RAP route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

DFW to RAP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DFW to RAP flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Dallas. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.31, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $27 (6%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $414. Return trip prices are from the RAP to DFW flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DFW to RAP can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 29 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from DFW to RAP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Gillette Campbell County Airport (GCC) in Gillette, WY

  • 125 miles (201 km) away from RAP
  • Usually 1.44% less expensive than RAP
  • 1-layover flights available

See DFW to GCC flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DFW to RAP? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Rapid City Regional Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 835 miles or 1344 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DFW to RAP?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DFW to RAP flight is about 2 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and Rapid City, SD?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 54 available flights from DFW to RAP.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DFW
Origination airport name Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
City Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 32.9
Longitude -97

Return Airport

Destination code RAP
Destination airport name Rapid City Regional Airport
City Rapid City, SD
Country the United States
Latitude 44
Longitude -103.1


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DFW to RAP tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 22% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 22% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave RAP heading for DFW about 11 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Rapid City, SD is about 5 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Mesa: 11 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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