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The cheapest times to fly from RAP to DEN are

  • late January and early February
  • February 12th to March 11th
  • March 19th to June 17th
  • June 25th to July 22nd

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 RAP to DEN is late December. Prices can be as high as $419 for Friday flights during early February, or as low as $389 for Tuesday flights around late December.

 

When to Fly to Denver

Flying from Rapid City, SD (RAP) to Denver, CO (DEN) will usually cost between $389 to $404 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late December with an average ticket price of $389. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early February, with an average price of $395. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $6 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $404 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RAP to DEN flight.

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

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RAP to DEN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RAP to DEN flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Rapid City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.83, which is 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $2 (1%) 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 $389. Return trip prices are from the DEN to RAP flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from RAP to DEN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 31 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 RAP to DEN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS) in Colorado Springs, CO

  • 73 miles (117 km) away from DEN
  • Usually 9.65% less expensive than DEN
  • 1-layover flights available

See RAP to COS flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Denver International Airport to Rapid City Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 301 miles or 484 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RAP to DEN flight is about 1 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between Rapid City, SD and Denver, CO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 57 available flights from RAP to DEN.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code DEN
Destination airport name Denver International Airport
City Denver, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 39.9
Longitude -104.7

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from RAP to DEN tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 33% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 34% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave DEN heading for RAP about 25 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Denver, CO is about 31 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 25 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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