The closest airport to Mount Rushmore is Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP).
The distance between Rapid City Regional Airport and Mount Rushmore is approximately 33 miles.
The estimated travel time from Rapid City Regional Airport to Mount Rushmore is around 45 minutes by car.
- When you arrive at Rapid City Regional Airport, head south on Terminal Road and continue onto Airport Road.
- Merge onto I-90 E via the ramp to Rapid City.
- Take exit 57 toward SD-79 N/Rapid City/Spearfish.
- Turn right onto SD-79 N.
- Turn left onto US-16 W.
- Turn right onto SD-244 W.
- Turn right onto Mount Rushmore Road/SD-244 W and continue for approximately 2 miles.
- Turn left onto SD-244 W/SD-244 Spur and continue for approximately 1 mile.
- Mount Rushmore will be on your left.
Note: It’s always a good idea to check traffic and road conditions before your trip to ensure the most efficient and safe route.