The cheapest times to fly from RAP to SLC are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • July 30th to November 18th (except the week of August 6th)

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 SLC is early October. Prices can be as high as $518 for Sunday flights during late May, or as low as $224 for Tuesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Salt Lake City

Flying from Rapid City, SD (RAP) to Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) will usually cost between $250 to $424 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $268. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late May, with an average price of $435. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $167 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $329 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RAP to SLC flight.

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

RAP to SLC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RAP to SLC 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 $0.4, 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $76 (21%) 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 $283. Return trip prices are from the SLC to RAP 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 RAP to SLC can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 54 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from RAP to SLC? 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 Salt Lake City International Airport to Rapid City Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 507 miles or 816 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RAP to SLC flight is about 1 hour 54 minutes.

How many flights go between Rapid City, SD and Salt Lake City, UT?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 76 available flights from RAP to SLC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeRAP
Origination airport nameRapid City Regional Airport
CityRapid City, SD
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeSLC
Destination airport nameSalt Lake City International Airport
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from RAP to SLC tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 28% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 3% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave SLC heading for RAP about 6 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Salt Lake City, UT is about 5 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • SkyWest: 6 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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