The cheapest times to fly from RAP to STN are

  • March 19th to May 27th (except the weeks of March 26th and April 9th)
  • June 18th to October 14th

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 STN is early September. Prices can be as high as $10762 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1041 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to London

Flying from Rapid City, SD (RAP) to London (STN) will usually cost between $1224 to $4824 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $1354. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $4794. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3440 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2488 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RAP to STN flight.

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

RAP to STN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RAP to STN flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Rapid City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.35, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to STN, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into RAP. 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 $1636 (42%) 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 $2110. Return trip prices are from the STN 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 STN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 53 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 STN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London

  • 41 miles (66 km) away from STN
  • Usually 62.22% less expensive than STN
  • 1-layover flights available

See RAP to LHR flights

Destination alternative #2: Manchester Airport (MAN) in Manchester

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from STN
  • Usually 56.67% less expensive than STN
  • 2-layover flights available

See RAP to MAN flights

Destination alternative #3: London City Airport (LCY) in London

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from STN
  • Usually 48.75% less expensive than STN
  • 2-layover flights available

See RAP to LCY flights


Flight Hacking RAP to STN

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from RAP to STN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Frankfurt (RAP > FRA > STN)

  • Price for both tickets: $955
  • Average savings: $1534 (61.64%)

See RAP to FRA flights

Hack #2: Newark, NJ (RAP > EWR > STN)

  • Price for both tickets: $999
  • Average savings: $1490 (59.87%)

See RAP to EWR flights

Hack #3: Madrid (RAP > MAD > STN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1092
  • Average savings: $1397 (56.13%)

See RAP to MAD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, atlasglobal, Delta, Eurowings, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from London Stansted Airport to Rapid City Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4392 miles or 7068 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RAP to STN flight is about 8 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Rapid City, SD and London?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from RAP to STN.


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 STN
Destination airport name London Stansted Airport
City London
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51.9
Longitude 0.2


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