The cheapest times to fly from RAP to MSP are
- July 16th to September 2nd (except the week of July 23rd)
- September 17th to November 18th
- December 3rd to February 25th (except the weeks of December 10th and February 5th)
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 MSP is early December. Prices can be as high as $567 for Sunday flights during early May, or as low as $220 for Tuesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Minneapolis
Flying from Rapid City, SD (RAP) to Minneapolis, MN (MSP) will usually cost between $230 to $398 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 $262. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $394. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $131 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 RAP to MSP flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the RAP to MSP route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the RAP to MSP flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Rapid City. 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. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Minneapolis, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Rapid City. 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 MSP to RAP 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 RAP to MSP 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 RAP to MSP? 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 Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport to Rapid City Regional Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 488 miles or 785 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from RAP to MSP?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop RAP to MSP flight is about 1 hour 52 minutes.
How many flights go between Rapid City, SD and Minneapolis, MN?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 50 available flights from RAP to MSP.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Rapid City Regional Airport|
|City||Rapid City, SD|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from RAP to MSP tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 15% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 23% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MSP heading for RAP about 6 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Minneapolis, MN is about 2 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 2 minutes early
- SkyWest: 7 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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