The cheapest times to fly from MSP to RAP are
- July 16th to September 2nd (except the week of July 30th)
- September 24th to March 4th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, December 17th, and February 12th)
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 MSP to RAP is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $567 for Friday flights during late May to early June, or as low as $220 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.
When to Fly to Rapid City
Flying from Minneapolis, MN (MSP) to Rapid City, SD (RAP) will usually cost between $230 to $394 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $262. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late May to early June, with an average price of $377. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $115 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $283 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSP to RAP flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MSP to RAP route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the MSP to RAP flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Minneapolis. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.36, which is a bit above average.
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 to Rapid City, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Minneapolis. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $73 (23%) 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 $246. Return trip prices are from the RAP to MSP flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from MSP to RAP can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 52 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from MSP 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 Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 488 miles or 785 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from MSP to RAP?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSP to RAP flight is about 1 hour 52 minutes.
How many flights go between Minneapolis, MN and Rapid City, SD?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 49 available flights from MSP to RAP.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Rapid City Regional Airport|
|City||Rapid City, SD|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from MSP to RAP tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 20% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 12% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave RAP heading for MSP about 6 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Rapid City, SD is about 2 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 13 minutes late
- SkyWest: 5 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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